Who is MaRynn Taylor? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…
Today we are highlighting a rising artist who is just twenty years old and at the start of an incredible journey. Hailing from Michigan and now a Nashville transplant, MaRynn Taylor is a one-of-a-kind talent. She grew up around music and knew she wanted to sing country music for a living at an early age. “I started pretty young,” she tell us in our recent chat. “I think it was about 4 when I started doing little mini-performances for my family in the living room and I had the little plastic mic and I would sing gibberish and they would put on music in the background.”
Always finding inspiration from her parents and what they were listening to, Taylor fell in love with country music. Her parents introduced her to artists like Garth Brooks, John Denver, Trisha Yearwood, and The Chicks. “There was always music in my house,” she shares, adding, “I just kinda gravitated towards it naturally.”
By the age of twelve, Taylor solidified her desire to play country music. “I went on a real stage for the first time. It was like my 6th-grade talent show,” shared the songstress. “It’s really when I fell in love with performing and I starting singing at little festivals in the summertime.”
Taylor took her love for country artists like Carrie Underwood and all the women in 90s country with her when she finally made the big move to Nashville just out of high school. “I knew I wanted to be just like them.”
The Turning Point:
Three years ago, Taylor and her family headed south to their new home in Nashville, Tennessee. Back in sixth grade, during a family trip to Music City, the singer had declared her love for Nashville. She knew back then that she would end up living and working in the city. “I just knew I loved music,” shares Taylor. “Something in me knew that I was going to come back and I was going to live here. It just felt like home. I finished high school when I was 17 and I told my parents I want to do this.”
Since moving to Nashville, the songstress has been able to grow her talent and her voice. She has even begun writing her own music, which she shares has been one of the most rewarding parts of being in the industry. “I would write little poems and stories as a kid. I always loved it, but I didn’t start really songwriting until I moved to Nashville and I began writing with a lot of people here.”
Later, the singer declared her love of the city she now calls home, once more. “There’s no place I’d rather be. The heart of country music is here and I love it.”
Nowadays, Taylor can officially say that her dreams are her reality. Since moving to Nashville, the songstress has gotten to play gigs and put out original music. Most recently, the singer dropped a heartfelt and beautiful song called “Lies of My Fears.” The song showcases the singer-songwriter’s ability to just ‘go there’ and be vulnerable with her fans through her music.
“We got in the room together and [one of the co-writers] actually had the idea and I was like wow I could really relate to putting my own self down and it was pretty vulnerable sharing my fears and sometimes doubts that are in my head almost daily honestly,” she tells us, recounting the writing experience.
Since its release, Taylor has learned how relatable sharing your fears and your heart can be for listeners and fans of country music in general. “Lies of My Fears” is a song that will keep fans in her corner for a long time to come.
As we continue into the second half of 2021, Taylor promises more music this year. She shared that she is working on so much music right now as well as playing shows whenever she can. Overall though the most important thing to her is “I can’t wait for people to hear more of myself and my heart.”
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“Lies of My Fears” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.