Tyler Hubbard on Celebrating Easter: ‘It’s Really Important’

Tyler Hubbard has never been shy about his faith. The father of three loves celebrating Easter, which he admits is his favorite holiday because of its significance.

“Without the Resurrection, we have nothing,” Hubbard said during a recent media event. “That’s the foundation of our faith. And so, we celebrate the Resurrection. And now, it’s even more special, because we’re making it a family thing, and having a lot of fun with it. But it’s a time we get to talk to our kids about the ultimate sacrifice, and what Jesus did for us, and what it looks like for eternity.

“It’s really important; I would argue the most important holiday we have,” he added. “Especially as it concerns our salvation and our faith. So it’s a fun holiday, and it’s really fun, especially with the kids, to spend it together.”

Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, still make all of the holidays fun for their small children, while keeping in mind the reason for the holidays.

“We still have a lot of fun with Santa Claus,” Hubbard said. “We have a lot of fun with the Easter bunny. We still try to make it fun, but we do try to make sure we remember the reason for the season, if you will, and not get too wrapped up in the toys and the gifts. And we do keep it simple, actually. Our Christmas, I’ve been really proud of us, because it’s easy to go crazy and get everything. I literally am like, no, we’re just gonna keep it super simple.”

The “Back Then Right Now” singer gets one big gift for all of their children to share, and then gets them each small, individual gifts.

“Last year, it was a basketball goal,” Hubbard revealed. “And the rest is going to be easy and simple. I don’t want to be up for eight hours, putting the stuff together,”

Hubbard is spending the next several months on the road, serving as the opening act for  Kane Brown on Brown’s massive In The Air Tour, which kicked off on March 28. Hubbard recalled Brown opening for Florida Georgia Line early in Brown’s career, and no one is prouder than Hubbard for how far he has come in the years since then.

“It was incredible to watch him take on the challenge and grow a ton on that tour, and now it’s full circle,” Hubbard recalled. “Now I’m getting to open up for him. I’ve watched him play and I’m just like, ‘Wow.’ He’s really grown into something special and he’s just an awesome dude. He’s a great artist. I think he has really found himself and knows who he is and what he wants to be.

“It’s just cool to see, because it’s not every day that you have that story, and not every day that you get to see artists keep it together and be consistent, and put out great music and maintain a family, and do what he’s doing,” he continued. “So, a lot of love for Kane. I’m excited to be back out with him, and I know we’re going to have a good time.”

Hubbard’s sophomore solo album, Strong, comes out on April 12. The record includes “Back Then Right Now,” plus “Wish You Would,” the title track, the just-released “Vegas” track, and more.

Pre-order Strong, and find all of Hubbard’s music and tour dates at TylerHubbardOfficial.com.