Nashville-based country and folk singer/songwriter/guitarist Taylor Borton is creating a stir with the release of her debut single, “Give A Damn.” The song illustrates her true demeanor and independence, and is now available on leading streaming music platforms. And there is much more of her music to come, with an EP currently in production.
Putting her own twist on traditional country, folk and Americana styles, some of Taylor's influences include John Prine, Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves. Taylor says: “You can’t stand before a crowd at five foot tall and expect to be seen, especially if you stay silent.” That was enough reason to buy her first guitar, at age twelve. Having a guitar in her hands and the strength of her voice gave her confidence, and by the age of fifteen she began to write down her own stories for everyone to hear. Always ready for adventure, getting her driver’s license gave her the freedom to play gigs like nursing homes and county fairs. In her free time she mentored students at a local music store, up to high school graduation.
With a yearning desire to live in “Music City", Taylor moved from Youngstown, OH to Nashville TN at age nineteen. She graduated from The Blackbird Academy, where she studied audio engineering. The learning experience is one she said she’ll never forget, meeting so many influential people. Taylor plans to stay in Nashville to focus on her songwriting career. Her biggest goal is to tour and perform around the world, inspiring others who might feel as afraid as she once did. “Chasing a music career is more of a challenge than anything, but that’s what makes it so worthwhile”, says she. Taylor Borton is poised to gracefully continue that chase.