Tammy Hyler was raised in Mesa, Arizona, and has been performing since she was a teenager. After high school graduation she moved to Los Angeles where by night she performed with a band, and by day worked in the movie industry with famed producer Jeffrey Katzenburg, one of the founders of DreamWorks. Tammy began writing while in L.A. and after the group Pearl River cut one of her songs, she decided to make the move to Nashville. "It made sense to move to Nashville," she says. "I was ready. By the time I moved I'd been to Nashville enough times that it seemed like home." Since landing in Music City, Hyler has penned Number one hits for Collin Raye ('I Can Still Feel You'), and Martina McBride ('I Love You'). Her credits also include McBride's Top 10 hit "It's My Time," Raye's "One Desire", Journey's "Loved By You,” Martina McBride's "I'll Still Be Me," George Strait's "That's My Kind of Woman," and Shania Twain's “Shoes”, which was featured on the soundtrack of ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives. Tammy also co-wrote "The Way I Want You" with Julio Iglesias and James Slater, “The Way I Want You” was the winning song on the first season of CMT's Gone Country.