Ty Taylor (author)
Taylor started singing and playing guitar when he was ten years old, spurred on by his mother, a musician herself, who encouraged him to pursue music. In 1991, he made his debut as a country singer at the Texas State Fair. Prior to that time, Taylor toured nationally with various groups ranging from contemporary Christian rock, to country. From 1991 to 1995, he was based out of Colorado and toured the country with his Powder River Band.
Taylor gained national acclaim for his vocals when he performed with country artists such as Loretta Lynn, Johnny Lee, Vern Gosdin, Tammy Wynette, Crystal Gayle, and Doug Stone. He has also opened for Chris LeDoux, Mark Chesnutt, Tanya Tucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Daron Norwood, Diamond Rio, Clay Walker, Tim McGraw, and Charlie Daniels. He credits artists like George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Bob Wills as important musical influences.
In the recording studio
Ty is a traditionalist merging honky-tonk and western swing tunes with his own original material to develop the unique sound he is known for on his album Take Me As I Am. He has also recorded demos, radio jingles, and background vocals for other recording artists. This talent led him to produce records for other artists.
As A tribute artist
Since 1995, Ty Taylor has performed as a George Strait tribute act in Branson, Missouri at the Christy Lane Theater, on the Grand Ole Opry stage, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, and "Live at the Riverfront" during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.
As A professional auctioneer
- Taylor, Ty (1995). Take Me As I Am. Powder River Productions.
- Hartnagle-Taylor, Jeanne Joy; Taylor, Ty (2010). Stockdog Savvy. Alpine Publications. ISBN 978-1-57779-106-5.
- Madsen, Carol A. (November 1992), Ty Taylor, A Man Who Sings From the Heart, Country Nights Magazine, p. 15
- Hartnagle-Taylor, Jeanne Joy (1993). Greasepaint Matadors. Alpine Publications. ISBN 0-931866-56-1.
- George Strait Tribute Adds Texas Swing, Cumberland Times-News, February 24, 2007
- Western Horseman Magazine – October 2010
- News Release, November 6, 2006, Missouri Auction School