A prolific songwriter, singer, performer, musician, and yes, even a single mother. Amy Taylor has rocked the stages with John Conlee, Sammy Kershaw, Chris Young, Jason Michael Carroll, Bomshel, Confederate Railroad, Andy Griggs, Trent Tomlinson, and Florida Georgia Line. She has sang the duet made famous by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn “After The Fire Is Gone” with Daryle Singletary and has been mentioned on the “BIG SHOW” with John Boy & Billy. Amy has launched into the spotlight with a five piece band and a six string in her hand. She has been nominated three years in a row for Georgia female artist of the year and was Georgia country artist of the month in April 2010. She has recently received a guitar endorsement by CMG guitars.
There are two sides to every story, as the old adage goes, and there are certainly two sides to the story of singer‐songwriter Amy Taylor’s leap into country music stardom. Amy is on a mission to bypass the tried‐and‐true Music Row approach usually taken on country albums and is instead creating a bold concept album that is essentially two separate albums within one project.
“I have two different sides of my personality,” she explains. “I have a crazy, wild, humorous, outspoken personality, and then I have a depth that only opens up when I am alone or with one other person, and that is captured with this album. I really couldn’t do one without the other.”
“I listen to music depending upon the mood that I’m in. If I want to chill out, I will listen to certain music and almost make a playlist for it. If I am partying or hanging-out with friends and want to hear up‐paced music, I listen to different songs, so I created a two‐sided album.”
It is no surprise that Amy Taylor is shattering the usual industry formulas because nothing about her entertainment career has been normal. Like idols before her, she traveled the musical highway that spans from her hometown to Nashville’s famed Broadway Street and Music Row.
Raised in a “blink and you’ll miss it” small town in Southeast Georgia on a thousand acre farm Amy Taylor learned the true values of life. She gives her grandparents most credit for her raising. “My parents had full-time jobs, so I spent all of my days with my grandparents. I could say I was a bit of a brat growing up. Given mostly everything I ever wanted, especially since I was the only girl and the youngest. Make no mistake though, if I ever misbehaved, rest assured I was corrected! I learned a lot growing up on a large farm. I never knew what ‘boundaries’ were, I had no neighbors, I ran free and life was great! My roots were planted and yet, I had wings to fly,” says Amy.
Not only did her grandparents teach her about life and religion, but they introduced her to country music and the Grand Ole Opry. Amy Taylor had Music City aspirations at an early age. Her grandfather was a church deacon and song leader so she started singing in church as a young child. Asked at age 5 what she wanted to be when she grew up she replied, “I already AM a country music singer, but I just don’t get to be on stage much!”
Backed by her family and armed with a guitar with an affinity for music by country’s iconic leading legends including Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Jessi Colter, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robins and Johnny Cash, Amy enters every recording project dedicated to achieving perfection.
Everything about Amy Taylor is multi-dimensional, her penchant for fusing musical genres, her multi-faceted voice, and her contrasting personas. Is it any wonder then that the life and career of this out of nowhere up-and-coming artist is equally colorful and intriguing?