Think spicy meets Country Music….
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, Luke Bryan, John Rich, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line, Parmalee, and Corey Smith. 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 seven years in a row for Georgia-Country female artist of the year, was Georgia-Country artist of the month in April 2010, and nominated three years in a row for the Georgia Music Awards as Female Country Vocalist. She currently has and endorsement deal with CMG Guitars. Check out their new guitar and amplifier line. WWW.CMGGUITARS.COM
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 country music career. Amy is working with some of the best in the business. Her producer and long term friend Johnny Garcia who just happens to be the lead guitarist for country music iconic legend Garth Brooks, also owns a publishing company on music row where Amy gets to write and collaborate with some of the best writers in town. From Dave Gibson, Jay Brunswick, Greg Crowe and Bridgette Tatum just to name a few. “Johnny is one of the few people I trust in this industry, he’s my rock. I’m very blessed I get to work with him and call him a friend,” Amy says.
“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. So I’m hoping this new album will express that and have a little bit of something that everyone can relate to.”
“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 travels 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 five 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 artist is equally colorful and intriguing? She’s rubbing elbows with the stars, most of which she doesn’t believe in name dropping! I’m almost certain she will be in the main spotlight soon enough!