Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Kat Taylor found her love of music early in life. Riding with her father on work trips, she belted out 90s country and cultivated a deep appreciation for the vocal talents of Martina McBride, Faith Hill, and Reba McEntire. At 18 she auditioned for the hit TV program Nashville Star and made it past the first round. During the next round she would have to perform an original tune, which she did not have, so she never went back for the next round of competition. For years, she didn't revisit the idea of songwriting until seeing a flyer for Tips for Tuscaloosa, a charity event held monthly and hosted by singer-songwriter Hope Cassity. Hope, as well as the other songwriters, were all floored with Kat's pristine vocal tone and range. She began to network with local and regional musicians, and before long, had written and co-written several songs. Combining the lyrical influence of Norah Jones and the vocal range and tone of Aretha Franklin, Kat quickly developed a powerful sound all her own. Her regular appearances at Tips for Tuscaloosa opened doors for her to perform in other regional venues. During one Tips for Tuscaloosa show, Kat was heard by Nashville producer, Sean Gasaway, and introcuded her to songwriter/record label owner, Jan Houck. Kat's debut single, "Shame on You," written by Jan Houck and Sam Thomas, reached #1 on the Indie World Charts, stayed #1 for 6 weeks on the New Music Weekly Country chart and reached #49 on the Music Row Breakout Chart. Rarely do the elements of natural talent, beauty, personality, and drive come together in one performer, and it is refreshing to witness in the current music industry. Kat has assembled a band of talented and experienced musicians and is currently booking duo, trio, and full band performances for 2017-2018. Her sets incorporate classic rock favorites, current top 40, soul ballads, and country hits; along with popular original tunes. For booking inquiries: or (Bio written by Megan McMillan)***All professional photos taken by and Debbie Kizziah