Christina Taylor has recently burst onto the country music scene, amassing over 50,000 followers on her socials and her current single “That Girl” has over 300,000 streams on Spotify. Christina is also a CMT Discovery artist and I was delighted to catch up with her for a chat this week!
Hi Christina. You recently released your debut EP “That Girl.” How exciting was it to release the EP?
Releasing my EP “That Girl” was absolutely amazing! I poured my heart and soul into those songs and to finally be able to release them to the world for people to jam out to and relate to was the best feeling in the world.
“That Girl” is about a girl who went from being the strong willed, independent women she was, to the crazy girl everyone talks about in a relationship because a boy treated her wrong. I wanted “That Girl” to be an anthem for women and to let them know they’re not alone and don’t have to be that girl anymore! It’s happened to me, it’s happened to everyone, and there is a way out and a happy ending.
I was particularly taken by “Don’t Look Good In Your T-Shirt Anymore” from the EP too. The accompanying video is great too. Tell us all about that song too.
How did you get involved in music in the first place. Has it always been country music?
My career started in the living room at 3 years old dancing and singing to many artists including Britney Spears, Shania Twain and Destiny’s Child. I grew up on many different genres of music but when I turned 18 years old, I just new Country Music was my true love.
Which artists have influenced you in your career so far?
The artist that have had the most influence in me are Joss Stone, P!nk and Eric Church, just to name a few. Each of them are so unique, real and raw, and I hope to portray that in my own music as well.
Tell us what would be your perfect gig? You get to pick the venue and any artist in the world you can do a duet with.
My perfect gig would in my hometown of Charlotte, NC at the PNC Music Pavilion. There are many bigger and more prestigious venues to play at I’m sure but it would be so sentimental to play at a place I grew up seeing some of my favorite artists at in my hometown. I would also kill to do a duet with Eric Church. Seeing as he is from North Carolina as well, I think it would be a really cool home coming show.
You grew up in Florida but are now a resident of both Charlotte, NC and Nashville, Tennessee. How does that work – it’s quite a drive between the two!
Well I just made the big move to Tennessee and it has been so great for my career! Being around so many other songwriters and musicians who share the same love and passion for music as me is so refreshing. The drive home to North Carolina is about 6 hours, so when I’m feeling a little homesick it’s not that hard for me to go home for the weekend!
What has been the highpoint of your career so far?
The high point of my career so far has been having my Single “Don’t Look Good In Your T-Shirt Anymore” being played on CMT and Radio Disney Country!! It has been so amazing having these major platforms support at this point in my career and I can’t wait to see what more I do with them in the future.
Tell us about your upcoming plans as the summer comes to an end and we head into the fall.
I’m hoping to get in the studio and record some more music within the next 2 months and to keep playing shows. I’m so thankful to be able to do what I do everyday and I can’t wait to release more music!!