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Taylor Hughes

Multi award winning Country artist, Taylor Hughes, is not your typical country artist. A powerhouse vocalist with a mix of modern country and bluesy tones as rich as chocolate cake with southern rock vibes, she brings a unique sound that demands attention. While being called "Country music's answer to Adele," her live shows bring the energy, the passion, and the true Country music fans have been dying to hear. Put rising star, Taylor Hughes, on your radar!


"Jesus and Jail"

"High on Something"

"Prayin' to the Whiskey" (2021)

"Good Taste"



Country artist, Taylor Hughes, is not your typical country artist. With southern rock and blues musical 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 deemed "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 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 top 10 songs. She closed out the year being in the final top 5 artists for Southern Fellow's "Artist of the Year" for the second year in a row.

Hughes' 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 had 5 songs she wrote being cut and released 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.”


      2024 has started off amazing for this incredible talent as well. Hughes was named the 2024 "Female Vocalist of the Year" along with her song "Jesus and Jail" winning "Song of the Year" in the 10th annual Lexi Music Awards in Kentucky. She  just received two nominations in the '24 Josie Music Awards; to be held later this year at the Grand Ole Opry. Along with these accolades, she just received her first song cut of 2024 on the highly anticipated debut Whey Jennings'  album (grandson of Waylon Jennings) "Jekyll & Hyde" which will be released this summer.  


     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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"Her voice is like

rich chocolate cake with soul."

Christy Sutherland

Award winning recording

artist and vocal coach

"Besides writing her own music,

this girl can sing. She is Country

Music's answer to Adele."

Bethany Bowman-Tennessee Star Magazine 

"Superstar to be, I know it! I've heard some

of the music and you're going to love it."

Deidre Ransdell-Radio DJ at K 92.9FM

 I have had the opportunity to host many country music artists over the past 4 years at an event that I founded called Freedom Jam USA. What separates Taylor from so many artists may sound cliche, but she is real!  You may not know what to expect the first time you see her on stage BUT I guarantee that she will overdeliver and you won’t miss any future opportunity to see her!  Her storytelling is second to none; which is a credit to her songwriting  talents.  Her delivery on stage commands attention and keeps any audience engaged!  Everything Taylor performs is with passion and from the heart.  I am pleased to say that artists can wear many hats but there is only ONE Taylor Hughes!!!


Brian Judy

Founder of Freedom Jam USA

OFallon , MO

Taylor Hughes embodies the heart of Nashville's music scene. Her journey from a dedicated student to an acclaimed recording artist speaks volumes of her natural talent and hard work. Her music resonates with a rare authenticity, captivating listeners with its lyrical depth and melodic grace. Onstage or in the studio, Taylor's presence is magnetic, and her songs linger with you, long after the last note has played. She's not just a rising star; she's a steadfast soul in music's ever-changing sky.

Paulie Felice- SDML Academy of Guitar School Founder/Teacher

A big congratulations to Taylor on her new music! I'm honored to be a part of her journey and couldn't be more proud. Her hard work and passion have paid off and I can't wait to see where her musical path leads her next! She will continue to shine bright and make beautiful music. 

Kati Hendricks

Nashville's Leading Vocal Coach at Kati Hendricks Voice

Taylor Hughes has one of the most iconic voices in country music today! Pair that with her great songwriting, stage presence and her ability to connect with fans, Taylor, I feel is the newest breakout artist!


David Bradley, Host

The David Bradley Show


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Taylor Hughes makes a mark at the 10th annual Lexi Music Awards in Kentucky


Taylor Hughes receives song cut on highly anticipated Whey Jennings' album, "Jekyll & Hyde."

Taylor Hughes takes home big win at The 2023 Josie Music Awards.

Taylor Hughes named 2023 "Country Artist of the Year" in Kentucky

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Taylor Hughes featured artist on Pro Country. Making a statement in the outlaw country world.

Featured Appearances & Accolades

Festivals/ EventsOpener- Direct Support 

  • Freedom Jam USA (2023) - direct support for Morgan Myles - Lake Wappapello, MO

  • Freedom Jam USA (2023) - opener for Jesse Keith Whitley- St. Louis, MO

  • Hustonville Heritage Festival (2023) - headliner- Hustonville, KY 

  • Shelbyville Dogwood Festival (2023)- Shelbyville, KY

  • Melodies N' Memories "Giving Guitars Tour" Charity show (2023) - Nashville, TN

  • Southern Fellow's Artist Showcase (2023) - Nashville, TN

  • National Anthem SEC Baseball Tournament for University of KY (2023) - Lexington, KY

  • Bourbon on the Banks Festival (2022) - headlinerFrankfort, KY

  • National Anthem for University of KY Homecoming Football Game (2022) - Lexington, KY

  • Yake Music Fest (2022) - opener for Dustin Collins- Gethsemane, KY

  • Crazy Women Country Fest (2022)- opener for Leah Turner- Port Charlotte, FL

  • Opener for Alexandra Kay Tour (2022) -Lexington, KY at Manchester Music Hall

  • Kentucky Acoustic Tour co-headliner (2022) - various cities in Kentucky 

  • Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Artist in Residency (2022) - Mt. Vernon, KY

  • Wired for Good Festival (2022) - benefit for St Jude- Bowling Green, KY

  • Distillery District Art & Music Fest (2022) - Lexington, KY

  • National Electrical Contractors Association Conference (2022) -Nashville, KY

  • Annual University of Kentucky Police Christmas Party (2022) - Lexington, KY 

  • Bourbon Ball benefit for Folds of Honor (2022) - Lexington, KY

  • Lexi Music Awards  featured performer (2019) - Lexington, KY

  • Belk Bowl Pregame Party Performer (2019) - Charolette, NC

  • Opener for Chase Rice and Sam Riggs (2017) - Lexington, KY at Manchester Music Hall

  • Opener for Riley Green (2016) - Lexington, KY at Manchester Music Hall

  • Lexi Music Fest (2016)- Lexington, KY

  • Woodsongs Old Time Radio opener for Angaleena Presley, Striking Matches, & Mud MorganField (2015-2016) - Lexington, KY

  • Elkhorn Art & Craft Festival (2015-2018) - Lexington, KY

Venues, Radio, Publications 

  • Listening Room Cafe regular hosting spots (2022-2024) - Nashville, TN

  • Murfreesboro Pulse front page artist feature March '24- Murfreesboro, TN

  • Gumbo YaYa Radio and February'24 artist of the month 

  • Texas Internet Radio Charts top 100 in 2023

  • Maury County Magazine (2022, 2023) - Spring Hill, TN

  • Puckett's Live to Vinyl event (2023) - Murfreesboro, TN

  • WIRV Radio Featured artist, multiple appearances (2021-2023) - Irvine, KY

  • NASH 92.9 FM/ K92.9 FM (2020-2024) - Lexington, KY 

  • Bourbon Trail Radio regular rotation (2020-2024)

  • Downda Road Radio regular rotation- Ireland (2020-2024) 

  • Overtones LIVE Featured artist (2021-2023) Nashville, TN and Georgetown, K

  • 19 Miles to Music Row opener for Johnny Bulford, Heidi Ray, and Victoria Banks (2020 & 2022) - Franklin, TN

  • Music Row Freakshow regular performer (2023) - Nashville, TN

  • Johnny Cash Story Teller Museum Artist Showcase (2019) - Bon Aqua, TN

Awards and Nominations 

  • 2024 Josie Music Award nominee "Female Multi Genre Artist of the Year"

  • 2024 Josie Music Award nominee  "Female Southern Rock/ Country Rock Vocalist of the Year" 

  • 2024 Josie Music Award nominee country song of the year "Red Wine & White Lies" written by Taylor Hughes and Krystal King 

  • 2024 "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the 10th annual Lexington Music Awards

  • 2024 "Song of the Year- Jesus and Jail" at the 10th annual Lexington Music Awards  

  • Lexi Music Awards nominee: Female Vocalist, Country Artist, Songwriter, Song of the Year (Mar. 3, 2024) - Lexington, KY

  • 2023 Josie Music Awards "Multi Genre Vocalist of the Year" (2023) - Nashville, TN

  • Lexi Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year" (2023) - Lexington, KY

  • Country Evolution "Artist to Watch Top 5" (2023) - national

  • Southern Fellow's "Artist of the Year" top 5 (2022, 2023) - national 

  • International Artist of the Year nominee in United Kingdom (2021) - International 

  • Ireland "Song of the Year" nominee "Prayin' to the Whiskey" top 10 (2021) - International

  • Lexi Music Awards winner: Female Vocalist (2018, 2019), Country Artist (2019), Song of the Year (2016), Singersongwriter (2016) - Lexington, KY

  • Path to Fame top 10 (2019) - Pigeon Forge, TN

  • American Idol "front of the line winner" (2017) - Louisville, KY 

Songwriting Credits

  • Whey Jennings "Jekyll & Hyde" album "Girl On A Fast Horse" 2024

  • Taylor Hughes single "Jesus and Jail" 2023

  • Krystal King single/EP "Red Wine & White Lies" 2023

  • Serena Sol Brown single "Christmas in Philly" 2023

  • Taylor Hughes single "High On Something" 2021

  • Taylor Hughes single "Prayin' to the Whiskey" 2021 

  • Hannah Wright "Revival" album "Pinkies Down, Bottoms Up" 2021

  • Taylor Hughes single "Good Taste" 2020

  • Karen McCormick "Retro" title track on EP "Retro" 2020

In addition to playing in the Nashville area, Taylor tours in various states like Kentucky, Missouri, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and more. To see her touring scheduling, visit her tour page.


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