Tyler Johnson (musician)

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Tyler Johnson
Tyler shoot set 172020.jpg
Background information
OriginSteamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • engineer
  • Guitar
  • bass
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • drums
Years active2012–present

Tyler Johnson is an American record producer and songwriter based in Nashville and Los Angeles. He won one Grammy Award out of five nominations.[1]


Johnson started out as an assistant to producer Jeff Bhasker.[2][3] He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work as an engineer on Taylor Swift's 2012 album Red, and was nominated for a second Grammy for his work as a producer and engineer on Ed Sheeran's 2014 album x.[1] Johnson produced the 2015 album Untamed by country artist Cam,[4] co-writing eight tracks including the singles "Burning House",[5] "Mayday",[6] and "My Mistake". He also produced 10 songs on Cam's 2020 album The Otherside, co-writing 6 of them.[7][8] He co-wrote and produced Harry Styles' 2017 debut self-titled solo album,[2] and also co-wrote and produced all but two tracks on Styles' 2019 follow-up Fine Line,[9] including "Watermelon Sugar",[10] which went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.[11] As a writer, producer, and engineer, Johnson has also worked with artists including Keith Urban, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Diplo, Pink, OneRepublic, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, and Toni Braxton.[3][12][13][14]

On January 19, 2018, Johnson released his debut single as a solo artist, "Give Up On Me".[13]



  • "Give Up On Me" (2018)
  • "You and I" (2018)

Songwriting and production[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Credit
2012 P!nk The Truth About Love "Just Give Me a Reason" feat. Nate Ruess Engineer
Taylor Swift Red "Holy Ground" Engineer
"The Lucky One" Engineer
All American Rejects Flatline EP "Walk Over Me" Producer
fun. Some Nights Sampling
2013 Miley Cyrus Bangerz "Maybe You're Right" Writer
"My Darlin'" feat. Future Producer
OneRepublic Native "Can't Stop" Producer, writer
2015 Ed Sheeran x "Photograph" Additional production, engineer
Cam Untamed "Burning House" Producer, writer
"My Mistake" Producer, writer
"Half Broke Heart" Producer, writer
"Untamed" Producer, writer
"Cold In California" Producer, writer
"Want It All" Producer, writer
"Hungover On Heartache" Producer, writer
"Mayday" Producer, writer
Mikky Ekko Time "Burning Doves" Producer
Elle King Love Stuff "Ain't Gonna Drown" Additional production
"Kocaine Karolina" Engineer
SonReal For The Town EP "Home" Producer, writer
2016 Keith Urban Ripcord "Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)" Producer, writer
John Legend Darkness and Light "Love You Anyway" Writer
2017 Harry Styles Harry Styles "Sign of the Times" Producer, writer
"Meet Me in the Hallway" Producer, writer
"Carolina" Producer, writer
"Two Ghosts" Producer, writer
"Only Angel" Producer, writer
"Kiwi" Producer, writer
"Ever Since New York" Producer, writer
"Woman" Producer, writer
"From the Dining Table" Producer, writer
"Sweet Creature" Co-producer
Sam Smith The Thrill of It All "One Last Song" Producer, writer
"Palace" Producer, writer
Cam The Otherside "Diane" Writer, producer
2018 Harry Styles "Medicine" Writer
2019 Maren Morris Girl "Shade" Writer
The Head and the Heart Living Mirage Producer
Diplo "So Long" featuring Cam Writer
Harry Styles Fine Line "Golden" Producer, writer
"Watermelon Sugar" Producer, writer
"Adore You" Producer, writer
"Lights Up" Producer, writer
"Cherry" Producer, writer
"To Be So Lonely" Producer, writer
"Fine Line" Producer, writer
"Falling" Producer
"She" Producer
"Canyon Moon" Producer
Meghan Trainor The Love Train "I'm Down" Writer
"After You" Writer, producer
2020 Brett Eldredge Sunday Drive "Where the Heart Is" Writer
Meghan Trainor Treat Myself "Evil Twin" Writer, producer
"Another Opinion" Writer, producer
Toni Braxton Spell My Name "Saturday Night" Writer
Cam The Otherside "Redwood Tree" Writer, producer
"The Otherside" Writer, producer
"Forgetting You" Writer, producer
"Changes" Writer, producer
"Till There's Nothing Left" Writer, producer
"Like a Movie" Producer
"What Goodbye Means" Producer
"Happier For You" Producer
"Girl Like Me" Producer
LANY Mama's Boy "Cowboy in LA" Producer
"Heart Won't Let Me" Producer
"If This Is the Last Time" Producer
"Good Guys" Producer
"Nobody Else" Producer
Lennon Stella Three. Two. One. "Goodnight" Producer
Amy Allen "What a Time to Be Alive" feat. Pink Sweat$ Writer, producer
2022 Harry Styles Harry's House As It Was Writer, producer
"Music for a Sushi Restaurant" Writer, producer
"Grapejuice" Writer, producer
"Daylight" Writer, producer
"Matilda" Writer, producer
"Daydreaming" Writer, producer
"Keep Driving" Writer, producer
"Satellite" Writer, producer
"Boyfriends" Writer, producer
"Love of My Life" Writer, producer
2023 Miley Cyrus Endless Summer Vacation Flowers Writer, producer
"Rose Coloured Lenses" Writer, producer
"Thousand Miles (Featuring Brandi Carlile)" Writer, producer
"River" Writer, producer
"Wildcard" Writer, producer
"Wonder Woman" Writer, producer

– Source:[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Project Result
2014 56th Grammy Awards Album of the Year Taylor Swift, Red Nominated[1]
2015 57th Grammy Awards Ed Sheeran, x Nominated[1]
2016 CMA Awards Song of the Year Cam, "Burning House" Nominated[16]
Album of the Year Keith Urban, Ripcord Nominated[16]
2016 ACM Awards Song of the Year Cam, "Burning House" Nominated[17]
Single Record of the Year Cam, "Burning House" Nominated[17]
2016 NSAI Awards Songs I Wish I'd Written Cam, "Burning House" Won[18]
2017 ACM Awards Album of the Year Keith Urban, Ripcord Nominated[19]
2023 65th Grammy Awards Record of the Year Harry Styles, As It Was Nominated
Album of the Year Harry Styles, Harry's House Won
Song of the Year Harry Styles, As It Was Nominated


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  2. ^ a b Reuter, Annie (26 February 2018). "THE WRITERS ROUND WITH TYLER JOHNSON". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b Kaufman, Gil (6 November 2017). "Writer/Producer Tyler Johnson on Working with Sam Smith, Harry Styles & Cam and Why His Solo Project Will Surprise You". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Writer Producer Tyler Johnson Talks About Co-Writing Cam's Hit 'Burning House' And His Other Projects". Songwriter Universe. September 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Hear Cam's Haunting New Single 'Burning House'". Rolling Stone Country. June 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Cam and Co-Writer Tyler Johnson Kept 'Mayday' From Sinking". Sounds Like Nashville. March 22, 2016.
  7. ^ Freeman, Jon (26 October 2020). "Cam on Accepting Change, Working With Harry Styles on New Album 'The Otherside'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  8. ^ Hammermueller, Rachel. "Cam's journey to "The Otherside"". Earmilk. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
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  10. ^ Uwakwe, Chibuike (24 December 2019). "Harry Styles's 'Watermelon Sugar' is a Sweet Confession of Craving". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  11. ^ Trust, Gary (10 August 2020). "Harry Styles' 'Watermelon Sugar' Surges to Top of Billboard Hot 100, Becoming His First No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Interview: Tyler Johnson". Songwriting Magazine. June 21, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Kaufman, Gil (18 January 2018). "Listen to Tyler Johnson's Hypnotic Debut Solo Single 'Give Up on Me'". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  14. ^ Kennedy, Mark (29 January 2020). "Meghan Trainor leaves pain behind and offers fresh new music". Daily Herald. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
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  17. ^ a b "ACM Awards 2016: See the Full List of Winners". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Ten Songs I Wish I'd Written". NashvilleSongwriters.com.
  19. ^ "Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert Lead 2017 ACM Awards Nominees". Variety. Retrieved 27 October 2020.