Showcasing the Arts

May/June 2018 Featured Artist:
Taylor Dye


Taylor Dye
Award-winning singer and songwriter Taylor Dye has opened for acts like Exile and Ralph Stanley.
I took an interest in music at an early age. My parents tell me that I began singing when I began talking. I picked up the fiddle when I was 5 and during my time in elementary school, I also picked up mandolin, piano, guitar and a few other instruments. Living in rural eastern Kentucky, I was surrounded by lots of traditional music and I was even involved in a clogging group that danced to traditional Appalachian music. I learned everything I could from older mountain musicians, and those things I learned are now what I try to pass on in my teachings. I am thankful that the Kentucky Arts Council is giving me the opportunity to pass these traditions along to another generation!

When I am not teaching, I am a full-time traveling singer, songwriter and musician. I have been writing my own music since the age of 12, and performing on stage since the age of 4. I have been fortunate to open for many national acts in and around Kentucky including Exile, John Conlee, Jake Owen and Ralph Stanley. At age 15, I was on Season 10 of American Idol and made it to the top 300 in Hollywood. Now, at 23, I play mostly on stages in Nashville, where I am further pursuing my career in the music industry.

I have released one original album so far, and my single from that album, “I Don’t,” recently won the Radio Music Awards’ Best Country Song of the Year 2017 and was named Best Country Recording 2018 at the Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood. I am always working on new projects, and I am releasing a new single in the late spring!

Taylor Dye
Booneville, Ky.

Telephone: 606-233-9596
Facebook: tayloraustindye
YouTube: tayloraustindye
Instagram and Twitter: @tayloraustindye


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