PAINTSVILLE — Appalachian Artists, Inc. continues to bring outstanding regional talent to the historic Sipp Theater in downtown Paintsville. The next scheduled Rural Roots Series concert will feature Brittany Taylor and Tumbleweed on Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., and is sponsored by Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC. Concert tickets are available at U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum, Paintsville City Hall, and the Johnson County Public Library. All tickets are $15 and will also be available at the door.
Brittany Taylor grew up in Hindman. At the age of 7, she began performing at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. When she was 12, she was selected to perform with the U.S. 23 Artists in Nashville, Tenn. She decided that Music City would someday be her new home. At age 17, she packed her bags and moved to Nashville to pursue her music career.
Brittany enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University where she majored in Music and minored in Public Relations. Aside from her school work, she hosted and performed at local writers’ nights to hone her singing and songwriting talents. During this time, she became acquainted with five amazingly talented musicians. They formed a band called Tumbleweed. They’ve appeared at various Music City night spots, including Margaritaville and the famous Bluebird Café. In March 2010 they performed their first Music Industry Showcase at Nashville’s popular new artist venue, 12th and Porter.
Brittany recently received her Recording Industry degree from MTSU. Her ambition is to become a success in country music, not only as a performer but as a songwriter as well. She has a knack for writing beautiful melodies and catchy lyrics. Her songs truly represent all that she is. “My passion for music grows unbelievably deeper with every breath I take,” Brittany said.
Brittany’s family and friends are very important to her. She attributes everything that she’s accomplished to their love and support. She always looks forward to coming back home to Eastern Kentucky where it all began. For further information on Brittany Taylor and Tumbleweed, please visit their website at www.brittanytaylormusic.com.
Participating sponsors in the Sipp Theater Rural Roots Series include: Appalachian Wireless, Care More Medical Management, Citizens National Bank, Hutch Buick Chevrolet GMC, McDonalds of East Kentucky, Ramada Inn and U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum.