Farr co-wrote the songs "Hey Y'all" for Colt Ford and "She's Just Like That" for Joe Nichols. In early 2012, Farr released his debut single, "Hot Mess", which he co-wrote with Rhett Akins. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four stars out of five, calling Farr's voice "unique, but not distracting." Following the merger of his original label, BNA Records, Farr moved to Columbia Nashville to release his second single, "Hello Goodbye". His third single, "Redneck Crazy", became his first Top 10 hit in 2013. After it came the top 3 hit "Whiskey in My Water".
Tyler Farr is also a classically trained opera singer and took voice lessons during his teenage years, singing tenor in Missouri's All-State Choir during his senior year of high school. He claims he discovered, and fell in love with, country music after his mother married George Jones' touring guitarist.