Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Joey Hyde grew up listening to his dad’s record collection. His early influences were such bands as Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd, which led him to a love of the guitar. Later on, he found himself appreciating the songs of Merle Haggard and Tom Petty, which led him to a love of songwriting. He came to Nashville to start school at Belmont in 2006, but spent most of his time playing the honky tonks on lower Broadway, and across the Southeast. It wasn’t long before he hit the road playing guitar across the country for a few artists including Broken Bow Records’ James Wesley. After a couple years on the road, he realized he wanted to be the front man and focus on his own artist career.
In 2019, Joey Hyde scored his first hit with “Made For You,” co-written with songwriters Benjy Davis and Neil Medley, and recorded by Jake Owen. Hyde’s credits include the new single by Walker Montgomery and recordings by Luke Dick, Sam Grow, Lindsay Ell, and Ryan Hurd.
In 2021, Joey was nominated for MusicRow Award for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year and was listed as MusicRow’s Top 100 Songwriters of 2021.