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Taylor Dee set a goal for herself when she was just 7 years old. She set out to to be a singer and was she ever so determined. Taylor Dee tried to audition for everything. Always being turned away due to lack of funds to take her to the next level. She sang most her life in choir, and bands...and in 2019 She followed her dream to Nashville, Tennessee. This is Where she recorded her first full album Titled ‘The Buzz’. Taylor Dee writes her own songs as well as co-writes with very talented writers, including Chad Roland, Jerry Glidewell, and Amy Johnson and she also plays a little guitar as well as keys.
She states “hahaha...oh my band would laugh their asses off at that statement. I maybe play 3 chords and I suck tremendously and can play a few silly songs on keys, haha, and I am no Mr. Roland when it comes to writing.( Then Taylor Dee made a face I would never forget...her animated expressions are those that will have you laughing hysterically with her.) I told her that she was quite the comedian and her response was:
“that’s pretty funny because that’s actually something I have always wanted to do aside from singing. I love to make people laugh. I always was the animated outspoken funny one, probably because I was always so damn sad. I would probably suck at it but it might be fun to explore one day for sure.”
She then lit up a cigarette.
Played with her hair alot...(a nervous tick she has) and just talked away. Taylor Dee is by far one of the most interesting, funny and inspiring people I have ever met. You would never guess the struggles she’s overcome or that She suffers with multiple depression issues and PTSD. Taylor Dee ends the interview on a more serious note, talking about her music family, the darkest time in her life and how she handles day by day as she struggles with bipolar disorder and PTSD. -Pro Country Music
“When people believe in you, understand you, and love you..when you didn’t believe in yourself, or even love yourself...it’s a magical thing, really. I am so thankful to even be able to do what I love and have such awesome people supporting me. We have all been through so much in the last year....I’m surprised they have all stuck around to tell ya the truth! My life is complicated, and can be messy- but these people I work with amaze me everyday by loving me unconditionally and cheering me on. They deserve the moon and the stars man...for real. I am so glad God placed them in my life when he did. I had been searching for my next career move, and how to go about doing it and making it happen. I have been chasing a dream for over 25 years and knew I had to at least give it a shot- and then here they came walking up in my life like straight up out of some kind of dream or perfect country song y’all. A few weeks before I met Chad Roland, my best friend and songwriter, I stood on a bridge and thought this was the end for me. I literally felt like I had nothing to live for, which was shitty I know but I was at the lowest point in my life. I had never been to that point before, but music truly keeps saving my life again and again. Being Manic Depressive, Bipolar and PTSD- it’s alot. I struggle everyday Man. But I Guess you could say it’s fate or the holy spirit I feel in me stronger than ever that keeps lifting me up and showing me the way....but I do know we were all destined to be on this journey together! I fucking love these people man. They have no idea. Life is one big song to me. Sometimes your up, most times I’m down, but keeping the right people around me and staying true to who I am is how I manage day to say bullshit“-Taylor Dee
Taylor Dee uncovered her passion for music during her early childhood years when her parents introduced her to Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Pam Tillis, Dolly Parton, and Reba. She also is a fan of techno, rap, pop, rock, and blues! She was a huge fan of 90s country, Christina Aguilera, Jewel, Alanis, Meredith Brooks, Rob Zombie, Dave Mathews, No Doubt, Aretha, Patsy, ZZ Top, and even Marilyn Manson! She has a huge taste and love for music.
“Me, my brothers, Chad and Carey, and my sister Danielle, and dad and step mom Diane would dance in the living room all night and sing karaoke when I went there on my dads weekend. I would sit as close as I could to the big speaker and soak in every note, and feel things inside of me that I never felt before. I knew from a very early age what I was meant to do in life. I wanted to feel those feelings everyday and bring my voice to the world! From that point on, I was involved in choir, musicals, Talent shows, bands, studio recording, and some song writing, which I consider to be very shitty and not at all close to the talented writers I work with now. I wrote poems alot And would perform them for my family doing dances I choreographed with it. I was a huge nerd growing up and having no friends aloud me to tap into my creative side all the time!!! I love every genre. If a song speaks to me, man or woman- gangster rap, to rock and roll- to Soul music....if it touches my soul, I am loving it!!!! BUT My love for real, classic, Country Music Will never fade. I mean, what can I say? I’m a Texas girl.“- Taylor Dee
Tell us about your life Taylor. What is life for you?
”For me...well it’s all about being happy and finding an inner peace any way you can, and embracing whatever comes at you. I suppose I maybe just don’t care a lot of times these days as to what’s being said about me or drama, or anything of the sorts....removing negative toxic people....is the key....
...since I have lost so many people in my life....Its fucking hard to get close to anyone..i mean, for real. It’s takes a lot for me to give a shit.....but my kids, God, and Music keep me going. There are times I have wanted to throw in the towel and give up everything Man. I am a manic depressive And sometimes shit sucks Because when I’m high I’m high but the lows are so bad!!!! howver, my mom, brother and dad raised me up tough. I am a fighter And was taught to not take shit from anyone. Some people say I’m the strongest person they know, which is nuts because I fall Flat on my ass most days! I have been through things that most people would probably crumble over. None the less...I try to stay true to who I am, and try to hold my head high. I never lose sight of where I have been or where I come from. I would say I have experienced some hell on earth Throughout my life. From abuse, verbal and physical, rape, from several boyfriends passing away, to drug addiction, overdoses, rehab, and even living out of my car because I had no one. Nobody wanted anything to do with me because of how
I was living. I have done some bad things, hurt some people I’m sure, and burned a lot of bridges! & I damn sure know what it’s like to be down, trust me...but Just remember...you don’t stay there long, but you don’t stay up very long either....so finding a balance is what I try to do. Just love yourself, stay as positive as you can even when life seems impossible, and keep going. It’s whats I’ve always done man.
And to my fan family- you all are the reason I wake up, eat, sleep and breath music... (other than my babies of course) You fuel my dreams and help me on my darkest days with your kind messages and comments, and loving me for me. Thank you all from the core of my soul for believing in me and hanging out with me on this journey! It’s been a wild ride so far! Let’s see what’s up for next year! Let’s get weird always and play some fucking music man!
Taylor Dee finds inspiration all around her In Dallas, Texas! She grew up in Mesquite, Rockwall, Forney, and Plano- and says her mom moved them a lot due to financial struggles and different husbands. She has two children- Vayden Cash and River Monroe. Taylor hopes to not only inspire others, but help others with identifying with the struggles she has overcome.
“I try to make my music representative of myself, my generation, and my past. I hope to make people feel something when I perform Or tell my stories. I carry a lot of pain with me everyday and I love the people and places that most people don't give a second glance. I’m inspired by everything and nothing. I am a music maker man. It’s in my soul. I belong on a stage in front of millions of people. thats my dream. And it keeps me focused and motivated.
I hope to be able to share my life experiences- the good, the bad, and the ugly with the world.”- Taylor Dee