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Taylon Hope is a singer, songwriter, musician from West Jefferson, NC, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and now makes her home in Music City, Nashville, TN. She began singing at the young age of four years old and music has been her passion ever since. She loves singing and performing and making a difference to others through her music. Her musical influences include Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, among others. Taylon has a love for both traditional and modern Country Music and has a great appreciation for all kinds of music. Taylon Hope values her roots and believes in being who you are and country is who she is!
In 2014, Taylon Hope released her first EP titled, "What This World Needs", which was produced by Multi-Awarding Winning Inspirational Country Artist, Tommy Brandt. The title track broke the Top 30 on The Power Source Inspirational Country Chart.
In 2016, she began working with Grammy Nominated Producer, Kent Wells, who is also Dolly Parton's producer and band leader. In December of 2016, Taylon released her second CD, "Showin' My Roots" to much success. Taylon co-wrote all of the songs on the project and the title track broke the Top 100 on Music Row. She was featured in both Billboard Magazine and Music Row Magazine.
She released her first Christmas EP, "Carolina Christmas", which was also produced by Kent Wells, in December of 2017. The project includes two original songs co-written by Taylon, along with familiar Christmas Classics.
Taylon Hope has been blessed to perform at many wonderful venues in different areas of the country. She has had the opportunity to open shows for Shenandoah, T. Graham Brown, Suzy Bogguss, Adam Crabb, and recently in Kansas she opened up for Ned LeDoux, son of Chris LeDoux. She has performed at the legendary Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room, The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, The Texas Troubadour Theatre, The Nashville Palace, John A's, and Puckett's, all in Nashville, TN. She has also performed at The Lyric Theatre in Lexington, KY, MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC and is a regular guest and performer at WBTV Channel 3 in Charlotte, NC. Taylon Hope is a signed artists for Dolly Parton's DreamMore Resort and performs at her resort throughout the year. In the Summer of 2017, she completed a Summer Tour with Boot Barn and she continues to perform in their stores throughout the South. Taylon Hope performed as an invited guest at the CRS Radio Seminar and at CMA Fest last year in downtown Nashville, TN. Taylon loves giving back through her music and is an on-going performer at the Ronald McDonald house and is scheduled to begin working at St. Jude's hospital with the children's unit. Taylon Hope has been a guest on three occasions this past year on WSM Radio, the broadcast home of The Grand Ole Opry. Taylon continues to do on-going writer's nights in downtown Nashville, TN. http://www.taylonhopemusic.com
Traphill, North Carolina, native Presley Barker plays country/blues music and is a singer/songwriter.
“I enjoyed music from a really young age,” Presley recalls. “My mom liked clogging, so we were always listening to folk music.'
Presley was particularly fond of Doc Watson, and started playing guitar at seven years old, It did not take him long to start getting the hang of the instrument and catching the attention of the local music community. Soon, Presley started taking lessons with Steve Lewis, a past winner of the prestigious Winfield National Guitar Championship. Presley also made frequent trips to Grayson County, Virginia, to meet with guitar builder and player Wayne Henderson.
“Every time I visit Wayne, he teaches me a new tune on the guitar,” Presley says.
Presley also traveled around the region to fiddlers conventions. He started entering guitar competitions and bringing home lots of blue ribbons. In 2015, at age 10, Presley won the Old Fiddler’s Convention Adult guitar competition in Galax, Virginia and won a second time in 2017. In 2017, Presley also won the prestigious Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Championship. While Presley says that the Galax blue ribbon was one of his most prized awards, the competitions are not as important as playing music with friends.
Presley sings and plays guitar at his local church, and gives performances at concert venues and festivals around the region.
He has appeared on the NBC Today Show with Al Roker. He has played the National Folk Festival, Richmond Folk Festival, Lowell Folk Festival, Montana Folk Festival, Masters of Steel String Guitar Event in Washington, D.C., PBS Song of the Mountains Show, Doc Watson Day Celebration in Boone, NC, David Holt’s State of Music, Blue Ridge Music Center, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood, Houstonfest, Carolina In The Fall, and Merlefest. Presley also appeared on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” with Steve Harvey and “Wonderama” TV show in New York City. Most recently, Presley was invited by Country Music Hall of Fame and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Presley released his first solo album entitled “JUST-TEN” in the fall of 2015 and is now working with Dolly Parton’s producer and Grammy Nominated Kent Wells Productions in Nashville TN to release some new music coming soon. https://www.facebook.com/thepresleybarker