“Traditional Storyteller” Taylor Borton Talks New Single, “My Opry”

Embracing her musical dreams and moving to Nashville, Taylor Borton steps back and soaks in the tremendous opportunity she’s been given on her brand new single, My Opry. Borton acknowledges all the progress she’s made towards making all of her lifelong dreams come and basks in the greatness of being able to do what she loves for a living.

Recently, we had the chance to chat with Borton about her musical journey, influences, new single, and more.

Worlds of Country: When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue?

Taylor: When I was younger, I always enjoyed writing poems. I would hide in my room for hours just singing along to every cd I owned. Then I realized I could put the writing and music together, and create my own. I got my first guitar at age 12, and it took off from there. 

Worlds of Country: Once you knew, what was your first big step towards making this dream a reality?

Taylor: Learning how to play the guitar, and eventually sing at the same time. It took me about a year to be able to do both at once. I started taking lessons, then once I was comfortable I started performing shows through the lesson center. Then, I started playing bars at 16, which my parents always attended of course. That’s about the time I realized I could get paid for this, I just had to survive high school then head to Nashville!

Worlds of Country: How would you describe your musical style and who would you say most influenced your style?

Taylor: I’d say I’m a traditional storyteller. I don’t have a specific “genre” I categorize myself into. I appreciate all styles and I’ve always had a heart for Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, John Prine… etc. Country music has pain and heart and that’s something we can all relate to. 

Worlds of Country: What have been some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned along your musical journey?

Taylor: That you never stop learning and discovering. Play what you want and make the music you want. Not everyone is going to like it because not everyone can be pleased. Music is therapy, so do what builds yourself up and inspires you. The people that love you most will support you no matter what. 

Worlds of Country: What’s the story behind your new single, My Opry?

Taylor: I write what I’m going through. Sometimes, you need to take a step back and look at how far you’ve come. I have the best friends and people in my life, they’re like family to me. I reside in the city I’ve always wanted to live in, doing what I love most. That was my inspiration for My Opry. I’m already living my dream, I just have bigger goals for the future. Appreciate where you are, and live in the moment. 

Worlds of Country: What’s next for you?

Taylor: My goal for 2023, is to do what I haven’t attempted yet. I will be releasing acoustic videos of my original music at least monthly, starting very soon. I’m going to start playing full band sets, along with writer rounds around town. I love writing most, so my number one goal is to start and continue pitching my songs and have enough faith that one sticks. To follow My Opry, I have two more singles to conclude my Lyrics In My Head EP. 

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