Tirk shared his creativity and success worldwide when he wrote the theme song for the mega-hit CBS television show, "Walker Texas Ranger", starring Chuck Norris. The song was debuted by Tirk and Chuck Norris live on CBS TV from Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth, Texas. For this composition, titled "The Eyes Of The Ranger", Tirk won the prestigious BMI TV Music Award in three consecutive years.
Tirk Wilder is a successful signer/songwriter and entertainer. On the heels of a record contract with RCA Victor, he appeared on stage with such greats' as Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Syndicate of Sound ("Hey, Little Girl"), Willis Allen Ramsey ("Muskrat Love"), Dickie Betts (lead guitar player of the Allman Brothers), Black Oak Arkansas, David Allen Coe, Earl Thomas Conley, and many others. Tirk was featured numerous times as guest artist with CO-host Mary Hart, now of "Entertainment Tonight". In addition to many solo performances, he toured throughout the country as keyboard player for country music sensation, Toby Keith.
Tirk's CD contains the original and uncut version of "The Eyes Of The Ranger", along with ten other songs, including the widely acclaimed "Mississippi Delta Queen", "Zihuatanejo", and "Darker Shade of Blue". "Darker Shade of Blue" is now featured in an independent movie called "The Vision", produced by Sole Productions.
Born in Syracuse, New York, raised in Columbus, Indiana, Tirk has lived and performed in such diverse places as New Orleans, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, OK, and Taipei, Taiwan. He now resides in Nashville, Tennessee where he is an active Pro Member of the Nashville Songwriters' Association International and the Songwriter's Guild. Tirk continues to share his talent and expertise through independent projects, his song critique service, and songwriting seminars.