There’s no doubt that her deep country roots of Pikeville,KY keep her well grounded, but with power-house vocals and stellar dance moves Taylor X is all pop diva.
Her stage name, Taylor X, has been derived from her occupation, a pharmacist. The moment she takes the stage, the audience is captivated by this beautiful, green-eyed bombshell with porcelain skin and firey red hair. With a little Brit Brit, Lady Gaga and Miss Jackson, she combines a fierce sense of style with her heavily choreographed, dance-driven stage shows. She also incorporates party rap in her music similar to Kesha and is inspired by rapper, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, which gives her that extra flavor of an urban pop dance sound.
Taylor is gaining momentum due to her first single and music video, “Fire,” nearing 100,000 YouTube views. The song has been added to iHeartRadio and hit #73 on Mediabase activator Top40 Charts. The video is playing in fitness gym’s nationwide including Planet fitness, Gold’s Gym and LA Fitness. Her second single and music video, “Push”, released late December 2015 with over 106,000 YouTube views. Taylor also released her full LP Album entitled, “No Filter”, on April 12, 2016. She is very involved with her new sound. She co-wrote every song on the album except “Fire”. The album is available on iTunes, Spotify, apple streaming, amazon, google play, iHeartRadio, Shazam and more. Her single, “No Touchy” has been playing on Q108 FM Clarksville radio since the beginning of 2016.
She has performed at renowned Nashville locations such as 12th & Porter, The Cannery Ballroom, The End, The Row, Agenda Nashville, “Rivers and Spires” Festival in Clarksville and has been featured on nationally televised CBS Sports highlights, Women of Substance Radio Podcast, #1 on Al Walser’s Top 20 Show and appeared and performed on NECAT Nashville network’s new late night T.V. talk show, “Binko Talk” in early 2016.. She has also performed at Master P’s reality show, “The Miller’s”, for his daughter, Cymphonique Miller’s grand opening of her new dance studio in California along with Shane Sparks, Emmy award winning choreographer, as the director.
Thanks to the connection and friendship with producer, director, songwriter, event organizer and designer, Faye Baldwin, Taylor X earned an acting role in a musical documentary called, “The life of Ernest Tubb”. She played “Carrie Rogers”, widowed wife to country music legend, Jimmy Rogers. Ms. Rogers was very involved with Ernest Tubb’s successful music career and Ernest was a crucial country artist that turned “hillybilly” music into what we all now know as “country” or “western” music. The play was a benefit to the Midnight Jamboree Association to keep the Midnight Jamboree concerts alive as well as benefiting one of the most historical shops in downtown Nashville,the Ernest Tubb Record Shop. The record shop is where many country legends began, such as Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. This is everything to Taylor as she is originally from eastern Kentucky where Loretta Lynn is from and grew up singing her songs.
Taylor explains, “I was so excited to play Carrie in the Ernest Tubb musical. I wanted to make sure I did her justice. Her style of sophistication mixed with a feisty and prissy southern belle personality was right up my alley. Faye did a wonderful job directing the play and she gave me acting tips that really helped the “Carrie” come right out of me! Plus, that butterfly feeling you get on stage just boosts the energy. Her coaching and organization held this play together and made it a success! I even had Joanne Cash, Johnny Cash’s sister, personally tell me how much she enjoyed my acting as “Carrie Rogers” after the play! Faye and I have great chemistry when working together and our respect for each other as artists makes a fun job well done! “Faye has been so supportive to me. She’s a fun gal, knows her stuff and I trust her.” Faye is the entertainment coordinator for Vetlinx, “35th Welcome home Vietnam Veterans” celebration on October 9th, 2016 at Centennial Park in Nashville,TN. Among big name artists which will be released closer to the event, Taylor X will be performing with her SilkDollz dancers. Faye has also booked Taylor X to co-host a country radio show based in Florida on August 15, 2016 as well as other press releases throughout the year.
Taylor hopes she can get a singing part in one of the productions some day. If you ask her to tell us something people might not know, she’ll tell you she can yodel. “I used to love singing “Lovesick Blues” (Hank Williams), “Cowboy’s Sweetheart” and “Blue” (LeAnn Rimes).
Ms. X has begun to work with Icon Music Group in Atlanta, Georgia which includes development with grammy nominated multi-platinum producer, Teddy Bishop, who has 7 #1 hits under his belt. He has worked with a list of music superstar clientele, including one of Taylor X’s biggest vocal influences, Whitney Houston. With Icon Music Group, she plans to take her music career to the next level; and she means big.. as in shooting for a major record deal so she can really soar.
In her personal opinion, she explains, “ It is really tough out here for new independent artists. We simply can not compete with big name acts for lack of network connections and especially funding. Nontheless, I am shooting for the best of the best in this creative industry. I hold myself to really high standards, sometimes being my own worst enemy, because I am a perfectionist. But, I know what I am capable of and I know my worth. I have an extreme amount of training time, experience and self investment put into Taylor X Music. In my younger years, I was a gold medalist, competitive gymnast and dancer. Then I became a dance teacher and choreographer (hip-hop, jazz, pom, cheer). I remember doing backhand springs at the early age of 5 years old with my mom and sister in the back yard. I sang my first public appearance with “The Star Spangled Banner” at my kindergarten graduation at 5 years old. My parents didn’t even know I knew the words when my teacher asked them if I would sing it. I’d been singing it in class, which got me in trouble a couple times through my school days because I would start singing while I’d do my school work and “interrupt” the class. Funny enough, I even had to sit out on recess once! My first time singing on the Kentucky Opry with a live band was at 9 years old. I recorded my first album at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY at 9 years old, then my 2nd album in Sevierville,TN at Big Mama’s Recording Studio when was 12 years old. Since then, I’ve continued to be a believer in dreams and go full force perfecting my crafts.
“When I was on my high school dance team, I learned that team work was so important to our success and really showed in our performances. My dancers are called “SilkDollz”. I grew up watching my favorite dance artists such as Janet Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, J-LO. They inspire me to continue to incorporate dramatic and theatrical choreography in my shows. I’ve learned, finding your team always adds to the fire, especially if you find a team who understands your vision the way you do. Plus, it’s way more fun that way so we can play and be goofy in rehearsals. Don’t get me wrong though, we work!”
Pulling from her pharmacy name, “RX”, she has created a superhero chemist vigilante comic book character that she portrays on stage in certain parts of her show. Taylor X really wants to push this idea as she would like to create her own comic book and turn it into an anime video series in the future. She is in the beginning phases, sharing her “Taylor X : Origins”, comic video on stage. Her sister-in-law, Kristie Sanders, is the wonderful illustrator that brings her story to life. The superhero glam girl stems from many influences and characteristics from growing up. For instance, Taylor X is a super fan of Joss Whedon’s TV Series “Buffy the vampire slayer”. She loves martial arts and girl power but also dresses with glitz and glam and all things bling. “I love rhinestones and have an obsession to rhinestone almost every costume I make”, laughs Taylor X.
Becoming a doctor of pharmacy, and working while striving for her dreams are not her only battles. Taylor X has become an advocate for skin cancer prevention and has fought her own battle with melanoma as she was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer in June 2014. Since her diagnoses, she has went under 12 biopsies and 5 surgeries. Now, she is in the clear and doing fine but undergoing follow ups with her dermatologist regularly. In June 2016, she performed her single, “Fire”, at the Charge up Charge Pynk Champagne Gala in Atlanta, GA; a benefit to celebrate cancer survivors, raise awareness and funds for cancer warriors. Furthermore, through advocacy on social media, she is campaigning to increase awareness and prevention, empowering young women and men to prevent skin cancer and learn about early detection.
Taylor wants to inspire others to reach for their dreams, to never give up and to fulfill their lives with happiness by doing what they love. As Taylor would say, “live your life to the fullest, because if you’re not having fun, it doesn’t count.” She has a “go big or go home” kind of attitude and she’s in it for the long haul.
She is Pop/Dance personified, she is Taylor X.
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