Through his grandfather Ty England was already in his early youth with country music in touch. His favorites were Roy Acuff, Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell. On the Oklahoma State College he became friends with the like-minded, then still completely unknown Garth Brooks. For a while the two were even roommates. They often appeared together in the clubs nearby.
After Brooks had been taken in 1988 by Capitol label under contract, he hired at his old friend as his backing guitarist. Ty England spent six years with the superstar of country music. He was an important part of the stage show. In 1995, he launched his solo career. Garth fundamentalists took him for RCA under contract. His first single, Should've Asked Her Faster, made it to number three on the country charts. It was released two successful albums, which were recognized by high musical quality. In 1999 he moved to the Capitol label where a year later, produced by Garth Brooks album Highways And Dance Halls was recorded.