With a successful 2022 now in the rear-view mirror, country artist Brit Taylor is promising a 2023 full of more new music and tons of shows. The Kentucky-born singer/songwriter is releasing new music including her new single “Ain’t A Hard Livin’ ” on January 13 and her highly anticipated sophomore album Kentucky Blue on February 3 and hitting the road soon.
Another Taylor original, “Ain’t A Hard Livin’ ,” is a semi-autobiographical tune that combines fiddles and real life into a fresh new song with just a touch of ’60s rock and dose of country twang. It is the final pre-release from her highly anticipated Sturgill Simpson/David Ferguson-produced album, Kentucky Blue. She will then hit the road, sharing Kentucky Blue with audiences across the South as well as at the highly publicized Railbird Music Festival and Schellraiser Festival this summer.
“I feel like 2022 has lasted about four years,” Taylor said. “It’s been a lot of hard work, and I know the hardest work is just beginning. In truth, the hardest part for me has just been the waiting. I am so excited to finally release this new music. Sitting on it since we recorded it has been pure torture. I can’t wait to get the music out there and hit the road!”
Taylor recorded the singles and her new album in late 2021 at the Clement Recording Studio (formerly The Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa) with Simpson and Ferguson. Last year, Taylor pre-released three singles from the album as well as a Christmas duet with Mike and the Moonpies. She also toured in support of Blackberry Smoke, Kelsey Waldon, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama and Ian Noe as well as headlining her own shows.
Taylor, who broke onto the scene in 2020 with her debut album, Real Me, has continued to receive accolades from critics and fans. She hasn’t slowed down, laying a firm foundation for her music and success.
With a firm foundation of success heading into 2023, Taylor’s calendar of new music and events is starting off strong. It features:
January 13 – Release of “Ain’t A Hard Livin’, ” a semi-autobiographical song of love, hard work and survival penned by Taylor and legendary songwriter Pat McLaughlin.
February 3 – Release of Kentucky Blue, a 10-song album of original music produced by Grammy winners Sturgill Simpson and producer/engineer David Ferguson.
Kentucky Blue Tour:
February 4 – Nashville, TN, The Basement
February 9 – Indianapolis, IN, Dukes Indy
February 10 – Lexington, KY, The Burl
February 17 – Douglas, GA, Martin Centre Theater
February 18 – Montgomery, AL, Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
February 23 – Decatur, GA, Eddie’s Attic
February 24 – Birmingham, AL, Dave’s Pub
February 25 – Tupelo, MS, Blue Canoe
February 26 – Chattanooga, TN, Cherry Street Tavern
June 1 – Schellraiser Festival, McGill, NV
June 3 – Railbird Music Festival, Lexington, KY