Taylor Loren / Megan Linville
September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.
When Megan is not writing songs with some of Nashville’s most prolific hit songwriters, she is either performing at one of the city’s landmark venues, hop-scotching across the country on acoustical gigs or traveling with her band and delivering spirited performances while showcasing her strong vocals.
Megan’s songs are being played on radio stations around the world and she has been featured in several publications including CountryStarsOnline.com. In 2007, her Freshman album was recorded at the famed Cash Cabin Studio under the production of Grammy winning John Carter Cash. This initial CD was comprised of songs all co-written by Megan. She has also performed main-stage with well-known country artists Jason Aldean, Phil Vassar, Heidi Newfield, The Byrds and many others.