Denver-based musician and producer Tyler Ward has a lot to celebrate. He’s got a new EP in stores, Hello. Love. Heartbreak., which only took 12 hours to hit #1 on the iTunes U.S. Singer/Songwriter charts, a quickly growing fanbase, and he’s currently touring Europe. Not so bad for someone who first gravitated toward a career in sports. Though Tyler is well known for his cover songs on YouTube, his new EP (Part 2 is coming in March), showcases his original work. Check out our interview with the talented musician and producer, in which he talks about conquering the fears that often come with releasing original work, expanding his audience through social channels, and his goals of helping young artists grow.