Adrienne_Taylor_4Being raised on a farm, 26-year-old Adrienne Taylor grew up riding dirt bikes, driving trucks in fields, shooting guns and running through cornfields.

Her first job was raising chickens on her farm and selling eggs door-to-door. Her love for writing began with stories and poems in elementary school and blossomed into lyrics after her father began to teach/encourage her to sing and play guitar.

Taylor knew from a young age that she had found a creative home in country music and continued to uncover inspiration from artists such as Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams.

When she became a teenager, Taylor began to listen to different genres and immerse herself in everything musically that she could.

One of the first albums Taylor received from her father was Nirvana’s 1991 release Nevermind.

“That album changed a lot for me,” Taylor says. “It opened my mind as a songwriter to different genres.”

From then on, Taylor was hooked.

“Music was no longer categorized by genres, it was complete open territory for me,” Taylor said.

In high school, Taylor then joined a rock band influenced by bands such as Metallica and Black Sabbath. But when the band ended after two years, Taylor was left with her lyrics, her voice and her acoustic guitar.

“All of my previous country music influences began to have an even bigger impact on me,” says Taylor. She then began to go back to her roots and started writing modern and classic country songs.

Taylor began writing songs that reflected her life and told stories of her teenage years

“I specifically remember seeing Miranda Lambert on the CMA Awards in 2006 when she sang her song Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and tossed over her mic stand then smashed her guitar,” Taylor says. “I was obsessed with modern country from that point on.”

Taylor independently released her first ever-single Backwoods Saturday Night to Canadian Country radio in the summer of 2013. The song charted in the top 100 Canadian Country radio charts.

Taylor independently released her first ever-single Backwoods Saturday Night to Canadian Country radio in the summer of 2013. The song charted in the top 100 Canadian Country radio charts.

In 2015, Taylor independently released her third country radio single Cash and June that was recorded/produced in Nashville, Tennessee by Maks Gabriel. Adrienne’s single made it to the top 80 on Canadian Country radio. She wrote the song in twenty minutes on her acoustic guitar at her kitchen table.

“Radio responded well to it,” Taylor says. “But I knew I could do even better than that as an independent artist.”

The Bristol, Quebec native has dedicated the better part of the last decade to creating music, based on her own life experiences.

In early 2016, Taylor made her way to Nashville to record her first EP. Her six song EP, Tumbleweed, has Taylor’s credit behind every song. She is a true poet and Tumbleweed reflects that.

In June 2016, Taylor released the first song Boom that charted in the top 80s on the Canadian Country Music Charts. Following this release in the fall, Taylor released Small Town Gossip, again making it into the top 80s on the charts.

Small Town Gossip is an honest song about Taylor’s hometown and brings you back to Loretta Lynn’s lyrics of small town life. Boom has that modern feel with a pop/country influence.

Tumbleweed reflects the past five years of my life,” says Taylor. “I wrote the EP specifically about my experiences and it paints a pretty vivid picture.”

Taylor was chosen to play “Diamond in the Rough Showcase” at the CCMAs in London, Ont., in September 2016.

In January 2017, Taylor was named one of the Top 10 Country Artists To Watch in on TopCountry.ca website.

Her country music career has been advancing steadly over the past few years and she looks forward to release a new single Missing You, Missing Me in March this year.