8 Things You Didn’t Know About OTH’s Tyler Hilton

  
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Whether you know him as Chris Keller from One Tree Hill or the actual musician Tyler Hilton, you love him. Hilton has a laid-back, easy-going way about him that charms absolutely everyone and he put just enough of himself in his infamous One Tree Hill role to make fans even like Chris Keller. Hilton is a talented actor and musician, who is also down-to-earth and hilarious, which means there are so many reasons to want to know more about the adorable star! Check out eight things you didn’t know about Tyler Hilton!

8. Childhood

Tyler James Hilton was born in Palm Springs, Califronia in November 1983 to Kristy and Robert George Hilton and has a younger sister, Brittany. His love for music started early and while he was very young when he began teaching himself Elvis Presley songs. After moving around throughout California, Hilton attended La Quinta High School where he began his first band before he started performing solo at open mic nights and at local coffee shops.

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Photo by Nicolas Khayat/ABACAUSA.COM

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7. His Big Break

When he was 16, Hilton fast-tracked his own career after calling into a local radio station that was giving away Jonny Lang concert tickets. While on the call, Hilton song a cappella version of Lang’s “Breakin’ Me” and the radio hosts were so blown away, they offered him a spot to perform for the station’s Christmas concert. Through this concert, Hilton got noticed by Maverick Records, a label under Warner Bros. Records, and they signed him to a deal at 18.

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Photo by: Tim Mosenfelder/ABACA

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