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Newcomer Taylor Loren has already gotten the nod from Nashville Songwriters’ Association International receiving the accolade “One to Watch.”  She’s working hard at honing her songwriting craft and was recently invited to the Play for Publishers three day workshop at the Bluebird Cafe.  “It’s an honor to be included with such talented up and coming songwriters,” she says. Loren first and foremost aspires to be a successful songwriter.  However, she enjoys performing and playing whether it be acoustically or with her band.

She’s been playing guitar and singing since the age of ten when she got her first guitar for Christmas.  She grew up on a healthy dose of Patsy Cline, Dixie Chicks and Johnny Cash.  Loren loves playing the oldies and is excited by country music’s return to a more traditional sound.  She’s inspired by Chris Stapleton, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters and Maren Morris.  “It’s refreshing to see country music going back to its roots,” says Loren.

Currently, Loren is working on a full album.  She’s looking forward to creating a raw, traditional sound that reflects her vulnerability as an artist. “I’m constantly growing and evolving as an artist, and right now I’m just enjoying the journey.”  And given what she has accomplished so far, it’s going to be exciting to see where that journey leads Loren.

James Michael Stanley, (born February18, 1982) is an American country music singer from Eustis, Florida. He grew up there on rural road CR. 44a. He spent most of his child hood training horses on his parents horse farm. Jimmy attended Florida State University where he began to visualize a path in music playing small clubs around Tallahassee before making the move to Nashville in 2005. He immediately got a job at the world famous BlueBird Cafe where he studied some of the greatest songwriters and learned how a song was crafted. Jimmy has shared the stage with artists like Sam Hunt, Tony Arata, Ronnie Milsap etc. In 2012 he landed a featured role on ABC’s Nashville which later turned into a speaking role. Shortly thereafter he was casted for the soft scripted reality show called CrazyHearts Nashville on the network A&E. After the first season Jimmy returned to touring and released his debut single “Say You Want Me” on SiriusXM’s The Highway in 2015. His second single, “Like I Stole It” was released to radio Spring of 2016.