Country pop singer-songwriter Christina Taylor started the new year with newest amazing single, “American Dreamin’”, an uplifting ballad about bringing people together with love and optimism. I had the incredible opportunity to chat with the multi-talented artist about the making of “American Dreamin’” and her aspirations to make positive music among other topics.

SR: What is your story?
CT: I’m still writing it! My story, so far, is full of love, heart break, more love, winning, losing, ups, downs and so much more. I fell in love with music at a young age but didn’t start taking it seriously until I was about 16 years old. I knew I wanted to make it a career, and I’ve been working at it ever since. I’m originally from Charlotte, NC but just made the big move to Nashville last year. This city has treated me well and is just another chapter in this crazy story of mine.

SR: Was there a particular moment you realized you wanted to become a singer-songwriter?
CT: There wasn’t a particular moment. I grew up loving singing and performing, and then when I was about 14 I started writing. I just always knew this was what I wanted to do!

SR: Describe your songwriting process.
CT: I’ll usually come up with just a melody, or a hook, or even just a word that influences me enough to start writing a song. I do a lot of co-writes, so I’ll bounce the idea off of the one or two other people I have in the room with me and then we go from there!

SR: Having been exposed to different music styles at an early age, has it influenced you to experiment more on your music?
CT: I listened to all types of music growing up and went through all different phases of who I wanted to be as an artist. Its great to have all of that inspiration to grab from and mix with country music to make something completely different.

SR: What are the most challenging thing/s about being an artist?
CT: The most challenging thing for me as an artist is social media.  I like to try and be as in the moment as possible and don’t always think to pull out my phone and take a picture of everything I’m doing to update my fans. It’s something I’ve had to learn how to be good at!

SR: What motivates you to keep making music every day?
CT: The bigger picture that I have for my career motivates me to keep making music every day.  I want to help people with the platform I am trying to build. I want to not only help people with my music therapeutically, but I would also like to have a platform that can help with real world problems one day.

SR: What artists have been your biggest influence or inspiration?
CT: My biggest influences are Eric Church and P!nk. From the moment I decided to do country music, I knew I wanted to be as raw and real as them.

SR: What inspired your single “American Dreamin'”? Can you tell us what was the recording session was like?
CT: “American Dreamin'” is a song about coming together with love, faith, and hope to make our country the best it can be. Recording this song in the studio was definitely emotional because I believe in what this song is saying so much, and I feel so lucky that I get to sing it!

SR: What advice would you give anyone who aspires to be an artist?
CT: My advice would be to not compare yourself to anyone else. Sometimes when you do that, it can seem like everyone is your competition. You should only try and be better than the person you were yesterday. Everyone is unique and amazing in their own way, keep being you!

SR: What is next for you?
CT: I will be releasing a new EP at some point within the next few months. Keep checking back to my social media to see when that will be released!

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