Commanding vocals are just the beginning of what Taylor-Rae brings to the stage. The Alberta-raised, Nashville-based country songstress has claimed her space in Canadian country music, with a huge year behind her, and an even bigger one on the horizon. Taking the stage at the 2022 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, Taylor-Rae captured second place in the competition.
Taylor-Rae’s breakout single ‘Are You Still Up’ garnered attention across the country, gathering nearly two million streams across platforms, with her catalog of music surpassing 2.5 million streams. Her natural stage presence landed her a number of festival slots this past summer, including Cowboys Music Festival, the Coca-Cola Stage at the Calgary Stampede, and Sunfest Country Music Festival in British Columbia. Making the move to Nashville in late 2022, the 4x BCCMA nominee debuted at prominent Nashville writers round, The Listening Room to a full house. With a catalog of brand new music and a number of show slots around Nashville this spring, Taylor-Rae has cued up another unforgettable year ahead.
We had Taylor-Rae perform at our Bootleggin’ Breakfast on September 18, 2020. Taylor-Rae was phenomenal with her high energy set which featured her amazing voice. She is so talented, professional and has a star quality that words can’t describe. I’ve seen many artists perform over the years and I can honestly say that Taylor-Rae shines through as soon as she hits the stage. Truly a pleasure to work with and we will be booking her again!
Bootleggin’ Breakfast – Jeremy G.
Our festival has a capacity of 2500 people and was sold out. Taylor-Rae was the opening act for Colin James and for the first time that I can remember in my 15 years running this festival we had people dancing to the opening act. She brought energy, style and wonderful music to the stage, which engaged the crowd instantly. Her great stage presence exuded confidence and along with her well-crafted songs and set, she wowed the crowd. One of the best opening acts we have ever had. Her show has given me the confidence to hire more country acts at our festival, knowing that our audience appreciates good music. I don’t often hire bands a second time for the festival but would not hesitate to hire her again
Keith Watson – President, Musical Director
Osoyoos Music in the Park welcomed Taylor-Rae and the Backseat Drivers to their stage on July 19, 2019. Taylor-Rae’s performance was professional, genuine and she had the record crowd of 926 in the palm of her hand. Folks were up dancing, many were singing along and everyone was enjoying themselves. Taylor-Rae’s powerful vocals were heard throughout the park and it was an excellent night of music.
Janis St Louis – President, Board of Directors