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About Taylor Hughes

"Her voice is like rich chocolate cake with soul." 

           Country artist and songwriter, Taylor Hughes, is not your typical  country artist. With southern rock and blues influences, she delivers a powerful, unique, and sassy sound that demands attention. Native of Lexington, Kentucky, she now resides in Nashville where she's made quite a name for herself. Award winning Gospel singer and vocal coach, Christy Sutherland, describes Hughes' voice as "rich chocolate cake with soul" along with being called "Country music's answer to Adele" in the Tennessee Star Magazine . 
        
     After releasing her debut single, “Good Taste,” in 2020, hitting iHeart Radio and

multiple other stations, here sophomore single,“Prayin’ to the Whiskey,” got her the attention she truly deserved. She was nominated for “Emerging International Artist of the Year” in the UK followed by “Prayin’ to the Whiskey” being nominated for “International Song of the Year” in Ireland, making the final top 10. She closed out the year being in the final top 5 artists for the Southern Fellow’s “Artist of the Year” for the second year in a row.

 

     Her third single, “High On Something,” was released at the end of 2021 and it charted in the top 100 on the Texas Internet Radio Charts and continues to climb up daily. Along with this success, she was nominated in the 2022 Josie Music Awards for "Female Country Vocalist of the Year" and the "Fan's Choice" award. Hughes was making waves long before moving to music city though. She has been nominated in the Lexington Music Awards for best female vocalist, best country artist, best singer-songwriter, and song of the year; winning in 2016, 2018 and 2019. She has opened and shared the stage with artists such as Chase Rice, Riley Green, Sam Riggs, Morgan Myles, Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies), Striking Matches, Leah Turner, Alexandra Kay and more.

 

    2023 was a huge year for Hughes. Bringing in multiple mini tours around the

country, festivals, releasing her fourth single, “Jesus and Jail,” new partnerships,

winning multiple awards and receiving several nominations.  To top this off, she has 5 songs she wrote being cut by other independent artists. She entered 2023 with four nominations in the Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards including "Best Female Vocalist," "Best Country Artist," "Song of the Year," and "Social Media Influencer." She was nominated by fan vote in Country Evolution's "artist to watch in 2023.” She received five nominations in the 2023 Lexington Music Awards and was awarded "Country Artist of the Year."

 

Along with this success, Hughes received multiple nominations in the 2023 Josie music Awards and was awarded “Multi Genre Vocalist of the year.” Taylor’s live shows bring the energy, passion, and true country music that fans have been dying to hear. Put rising star, Taylor Hughes, on your radar!

    

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