"If you have a dream, chase it!"
- Amy Taylor
Think spicy meets country music...
A prolific songwriter, singer, performer, and yes, even a single mother. Amy has rocked the stages with Chis Young, Luke Bryan, Cassidy Pope, Trey Lewis, Cole Swindell, John Rich, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Michael Carrol, Corey Smith, Parmalee, Sammy Kershaw, Andy Griggs, and John Conlee just to name a few. She once sang he duet made famous by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn with none other than Daryle Singletary. She's been mentioned the "BIG SHOW" with John Boy & Billy, nominated 13 years in a row for the Georgia - Country awards female vocalist, and nominated 3 years for Georgia Music Awards country female vocalist. She currently has an endorsement deal with CMG guitars out of Statesboro, Georgia. Check out their custom guitar and amplifier line at www.CMGGUITARS.com
There are two sides to every story, as the old adage goes, and there is certainly two sides to the story of Amy's country music career. Her producer and long-time friend Johnny Garcia (who just happens to be the lead guitarist for country music iconic legends Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood) owns a publishing company on music row where Amy gets to collaborate with some of the best writers in town. "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 such a talented and driven individual and call him a dear friend", says Amy.
Amy released her first self-titled digital EP "Rearview" for the heartbreaks and dating mistakes (we've all been there). Her extremely versatile powerhouse voice makes any country girl proud and her musical persona is loved by many other genre listeners and fans. This is one album you'll want to keep on your playlist!
"I tend to write music that relates to what I'm going through at that point in my life. It keeps the substance and content portrayed through the recordings real. Unless, of course, I'm writing songs for another artist. But we all know that dating is hard in a world full of distractions where you have access to anything and everything at the touch of your fingertips. So, at the time I wrote Rearview and Poison, myself, along with a couple of friends, were in some pretty toxic realationships. I chose to add Dear Heart to this album to balance it with a soft, vulnerability that isn't heard much throughout my projects and is normally a part of myself that only opens up when I'm alone with one person who I feel safe to show that side of me to", Amy says. She adds, "then I chose to add Lonely Gone Wrong because I think the title speaks for itself! We have ALL been there! These four songs are put together to tell a story. I hope that story is conveyed through to the listeners and hopefully is universally relatable to them all, male or female, younger or older.
Her next project will hopefully be finished by the spring of 2023.
"I'm super excited about this next project! It's going to be something completely different than anything I've ever done before. I've grown and moved on with a new chapter in life. I'm excited to share it with you!" she says.
Raised in a "blink and you'll miss it" small town in southeast Georgia on a thousand acre farm, Amy learned the true values of life. She spent most of her time with her grandparents. "My parents both worked full-time jobs, so I spent all of my days with my grandparents until my parents got home from work. I learned a lot growing up on a large farm. Not only about life and how to take care of myself, but how to treat others with respect and be humble... to appreciate what you have right now no matter where you're at in life because there are always those less fortunate. I never knew what the confined limits of a city were, I had no boundaries, 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 also introduced her to country music and the Grand Ole Opry. Amy had music City aspirations at an early age. Not only was her grandfather the hardest working man she's ever known, but he was also a church deacon and song leader so she started singing hymns in church as a young child. Asked at age 4 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 the stage much!"
It is no surprise that Amy is shattering the usual industry formulas because nothing about her entertainment career has been normal. Like idols before her, she travels the musical highway from her hometown to Nashville's famed Broadway Street and Music Row. Backed by her family and armed with a guitar with an affinity for music by country music iconic leading legends, 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?