Countrytown in partnership with KIX Country is proud to announce Taylor Moss as our ‘Centre Stage’ artist of the week.
Countrytown in partnership with KIX Country is proud to announce Taylor Moss as this week’s ‘Centre Stage’ artist. Every week we'll be shining a light on a single artist every week across all platforms including online features, airplay, and social support.
Born in Ulladulla NSW, Taylor started entering local talent contests as a child. Her first one was at six-years-old, where she played piano and sang the Atomic Kitten version of The Tide Is High (the Paragons 1967 song made famous by Blondie in 1980) and Missy Higgins’ Scar. Inspired by her Mum, the lead singer in the stage show called The Entertainers, Taylor used to sit side stage during rehearsals and dream of being a performer.
She grew up listening to country music, her favourites included Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Keith Urban. A guitar gifted from her late uncle when she was 12 years old guided her towards songs with stories at their epicentre, performed by musicians with heart.
After moving to Noosa QLD, Taylor got her break winning the Urban Country Music Festival talent quest in 2012 and released her debut single Stuck In My Head that same year. She was later named a finalist in the 2015 Toyota Star Maker competition at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Supports with Jimmy Barnes followed along with further shows at Tamworth and Gympie Music Muster. She has also been travelling to Nashville since she was 18.
Taylor has gone from strength to strength, securing over 2 million combined streams over the last year and receiving rave reviews for her live shows. Her signature song Ain’t No Girly Girl is still receiving multiple streams 18 months after release and has just ticked over 2.5 million Spotify streams. Her previous singles You Ain’t Getting A Song and Chaser are still favourites too.
Her recent singles, Get It Girl and What Am I Gonna Do? both reached the top ten on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart, with Get It Girl reaching #1 and What Am I Gonna Do? peaking at #6. Get It Girl also secured Taylor’s position at #5 on Australia’s mid-year airplay chart. Taylor is sitting in the top position for female artists in this chart and was the only female act to have reached #1 airplay, above Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.
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Taylor will perform at this year’s Gympie Music Muster (August 25 -28) with her band and is one of a select group of artists invited to perform at BIGSOUND COUNTRY in Brisbane in September. Her latest single, Both, written by Taylor with MSquared Productions’ Michael Paynter and Michael De Lorenzis, pays tribute to both her city and country roots.
Keep up to date with Taylor Moss on her Facebook page here.