Taylor said he has always loved to write songs. He started performing at a schoolhouse near where he lived when he was 14.
“I was playing there on the weekends. I¿just played with great musicians, learning all the classic country music. ... I was in love with playing live and being onstage.
“Since I was 6 I¿wanted to sing. ... I played music throughout high school, and after, in my early 20s, I played at clubs and traveled a lot. I was getting in with the radio stations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, building a fan base. It was something I really wanted to pursue.”
He also got in with a manager and management company and moved to Nashville a few years ago. He’s started picking up endorsements, from companies such as Manuel Clothing, Carvin, EV, Hotrod cases and Clothing Corral Boots. His sponsors are Firefly Vodka and Ale-8-1.
“Carvin sound equipment supplied some instruments as well as a full sound system. I’ve also been fortunate to get Corral Boots out of Texas for a boot sponsorship,” Taylor explained. “They sent some nice pairs of boots. Their boots can be custom ordered or they’re available in several boot stores.
“I’ve been working with Firefly Vodka as a sponsor recently. They’ve been supplying product at shows. I promote their drinks. It’s helpful to have them on board. They’ve been giving away free drinks.”
Taylor said he’ll bring a “rockin’, upbeat show” to Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse.
“It’ll be a mixture of cover music and original music, and songs they’re familiar with. ... It’ll be a real fun kind of cut-loose party atmosphere show,” he added.
His EP “Bigger Than Life” is set to be released in the not-too-distant future. Taylor says the EP features a lot of influences.
“It’s kind of a Southern rock, Texas rock meets modern country sound,” he explained. “And there’s a wide range of styles on the EP, which is a great thing because it’s a different side of me on every track. It’s up-tempo — Aaron Tippin meets Jason Aldean ... to some kind of alt-country kind of sound.
“I’ve been working hard at developing my own sound. ... I’m getting there with it, and I’m definitely very proud of (the EP) and all the tracks on there.”
IF YOU GO
Coy Taylor, country music9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. SaturdayEddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse,
HarrodsburgInformation: (859) 734-3400