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Tay Humphrey

Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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"Top 100 Twitter Users in Nashville TN"

http://www.evancarmichael.com/Business-Coach/4492/May-2013-Top-100-Twitter-Users-in-Nashville-TN.html - Evam Carmichael


"Porchfest Draws Local Talent"

The second annual PorchFest will bring grooves to the Westhaven development off Highway 96 in Franklin Saturday, June 15 from 4 to 10 p.m.

Neighbors and attendees alike will mosey porch to porch along the streets of Westhaven to hear tunes performed by about 20 area musicians performing on the stoops of some of Franklin’s most idyllic newer homes. Some musicians who reside in Westhaven said they plan to stroll down the road to perform at their designated stage – perhaps the shortest road gig of their careers.

Franklin-based WRLT Lightning 100 will broadcast live from 5 to 7 p.m. at the subdivision’s Town Center. About 1,000 and 2,000 people attended Porchfest last year and just as many are expected this year.

The evening’s grand finale will feature the Nashville Alternators at a concert on the lake, starting at 8 p.m. For more information, please visit www.westhaventn.com/porchfest.php.

Many of the night’s performers have strong local connections. Here’s a sampling.

Taylor Humphrey of Thompson’s Station
A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Taylor Humphrey, known as “Tay” to his fans, has been a bull rider, a welder and a construction worker by day. But he found his real niche writing and performing “outlaw” country music by night.

His first EP will be released this fall and is produced by Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, and guitarist Charlie Kelley.

Dedicated to his craft, Humphrey pushes himself to grow as an artist every day by writing and playing music as well as performing around the country intermittently throughout the year. “It’s in my blood,” Humphrey said. “But it’s not for the weary. It’s hard work.”

A Utah-native, Humphrey has been perfecting his songwriting skills for years. “I look back at what I wrote five years ago and see how far I’ve come.”

Humphrey moved to Nashville several years ago when his wife, Pamela, landed a new job. The sound of moving to a place where he could foster his music in a creative atmosphere made the decision easy.

“I didn’t even have to think about it. I said, ‘Let’s go,’” Humphrey said.

Pam now works for the company that publishes the Williamson Herald and Southern Exposure Magazine.

Taylor explained that his music speaks to the working class.

“We have the same experiences, and I put on my boots and go to work just like they do.” Humphrey said, who works construction during daylight hours.

“You have to know who you are and what you want to write,” Humphrey said. “If you don’t it’ll eat your lunch.”

Humphrey has been featured in Country Weekly’s “Listen Up” section, and shared the stage with country artists such as Luke Bryan, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young. His original song “Burning Rubber” ranked No. 1 of the country songs played at Ourstage in 2011. It was also featured on radio stations across the Midwest.

Humphrey said he will play songs from his new album at PorchFest.

Fore more information, visit www.reverbnation.com/tayhumphrey.

Johnny Keyser of Westhaven in Franklin

After an exciting two seasons on American Idol that lead to much public and critical acclaim for his soulful voice, Johnny Keyser moved to Nashville to nurture his talents and grow as a musician and writer. He chose Franklin – Westhaven – as his new home earlier this year.

“I just want to sing, grow and learn,” Keyser said.

So far, the music environment in Nashville is setting well with Florida born-Keyser. “I’m just a sponge here,” he said. “The environment pours creativity, and I grow every single day.”

After Idol judges gushed over his rich voice and wide vocal range, fans were surprised when Keyser was voted this season. “It was all growth,” he said. “American Idol heated me up, then the carpet was pulled out from under me and everything cooled down.”

However, Keyser said that the experience was the best thing that could’ve happened. “I want to struggle. I wasn’t quite ready yet. I could’ve been shoved into a position that I wasn’t ready for. It was the biggest blessing I could’ve asked for,” he said.

Keyser’s seven-song album “From Where I Stand” is available. For more information, visit www.johnnykeysermusic.com.




Kyle Turley of Westhaven in Franklin
NFL star-turned-country artist, Kyle Turley began a professional career in music in Nashville about four years ago after spending 10 years in the NFL. He played for teams such as New Orleans, St. Louis and Kansas City.

With a bit of outlaw country mixed with a rock sound, Turley dubbed his particular brand of music “power country.”

“There’s a lot of power behind it with heavy bass lines and a heavy metal sound mixed with bluegrass tones,” he said.

However, as a former football player, Turley’s musical endeavors weren’t fully taken seriously initially. “I had to prove myself,” he said. “They had very good reason not to take me at face value at first.”

However, once Turley sang and performed his origina - Williamson Herald


"U.P. Rodeo Welcomes Luke Bryan & Tay Humphrey"

IRON RIVER - The 42nd annual U.P. Championship Rodeo will be kicking up its heels at the Iron County Fairgrounds with two performances planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m., and one performance on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m.

In addition to the buckin' broncos and bull-riding daredevils, this year's event will feature country singer-songwriter Luke Bryan.

Bryan takes to the stage at the Rodeo grounds on Friday, July 31. Opening act is up and coming country performer Tay Humphrey.

Bryan's new single, "Do I" is off his second Capitol Records Nashville album "Doin' My Thing," which is set to be released in early October.

Even before Capitol Records Nashville released his debut single, "All My Friends Say," in early 2007, Bryan was already earning significant media attention. He was named one of Billboard magazine's new faces to watch in 2007. He was the only country music performer selected for the honor.

Bryan was also included in Country Weekly's "Who's Hot in 2007" feature and the single was chosen as an iTunes "Discovery Download" of the week.

He made his debut on the world famous Grand Ole Opry early last year, which he says was "truly a dream come true."

"I'll Stay Me," Bryan's debut album, is just country enough to represent Bryan's rural Georgia upbringing, but rocking enough to reflect the years he spent honing his live chops at bars and fraternity houses in his home state.

Bryan found his voice as a writer by sticking close to the life experiences he knows best, as evidenced on such album cuts as "Country Man" and his signature song, "We Rode In Trucks," a favorite among his Georgia fans.

Bryan wrote the three- week No. 1 song "Good Directions" for Billy Currington.

Humphrey resides in Nashville, where he is pursuing his dreams as a country music artist.

Originally from Murray, Utah and a former rodeo bull rider, Humphrey has traveled much of his teen years competing in the Western Circuit.

He was featured in the April edition of "Country Weekly" in the "Listen Up" section where his song, "Burning Rubber in My Daddy's Shoes" is available as a free download.

Concert tickets for Luke Bryan are $18 in advance and $25 at the gate.

Tickets are available at the Angeli's Central Market in the Riverside Plaza, CoVantange Credit Union in Iron River, the Iron County Chamber of Commerce and online at www.upprorodeo.com.

Rodeo performance tickets are: adults, $10 in advance, $12 at the gate; children (ages 6-12), $5 in advance; $7 at the gate, with children age 5 and under, admitted free.

Tickets are being sold at the Iron County Chamber of Commerce, Angeli's Central Market and online at www.upprorodeo.com.

The ever-popular Wild West Parade will again ride the main streets of Iron River on Saturday, Aug. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. - Iron Mountain Daily News


"CMA Fest 2013 : Team Cocktail"

Going to be in Nashville for the entire week of CMA Fest and are wondering what to do? Why not support our friends! All of the artists listed below are friends/fans of Team Cocktail and will be rocking our t-shirts around Nashville for the week. While we hope that you’ll come and party with us every day in the Team Cocktail booth, we hope that when you aren’t in our booth your supporting our friends. Hit up one of their shows and let them know your a friend of Team Cocktail too!!

AND you’ll get to see many of these guys & gals making appearances in our booth throughout the week! Click here to see what’s going on in our Booth in Fan Alley next week!

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

Craig Campbell – Craig Campbell 1st Annual Celebirty Cornhole Challenge



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Parmalee – 2pm – Hard Rock Cafe Stage



THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

Friends of Lola- 2:30pm – Chevy Road House Stage (Fan Alley)

Craig Campbell – 5pm – The Stage (Downtown Nashville)



FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Craig Campbell – 10:30am – Country Music Hall of Fame

J. Collins -1pm – Tootsie’s

Parmalee – 2pm – Team Cocktail Booth Autograph Signing (Fan Alley)

Craig Campbell -3:10pm – Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Craig Campbell -3:45pm – Team Cocktail Booth Autograph Signing (Fan Alley)



SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013

J. Collins – 10am – Honky Tonk Centrail

J. Collins -12pm – Rippys

Craig Campbell – 2pm – Team Cocktail Booth Autograph Signing (Fan Alley)

Craig Campbell – 3:3opm – Hard Rock Cafe

Tay Humphrey – 5pm – Rippys Rooftop

Mindy Ellis Campbell, Mitchell Oglsby & Craig Campbell -8pm – The Listening Room Cafe (reservations recommended)



SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

Kris Hitchcock – 2:30pm – Convention Center – ASCAP Writers Section



For a full list of performances during CMA Fest visit the official CMA Music Festival website here.

Also, don’t forget to follow our friends on Twitter! - Team Cocktail


"Tay Humphrey Up & Coming Country Artist"

Tay Humphrey, a former PRCA Bull Rider who was born in Utah, moved to Nashville in 2007 in hopes to make it big in the music capital of the world as a singer/songwriter. We’d say he’s on his way to doing just that.

After moving to Nashville, Tay has worked hard and shared the same stage as Chris Young, Luke Bryan, and Jerrod Niemann. He’s even been featured in Country Weekly’s “Listen Up” section as a country artist on the rise.

Tay Humphrey is currently making the final touches on his first official EP, which should be released in 2013. The EP is being produced by Grammy Nominated Producer, Songwriter, & Guitarist Charlie Kelley, so expect it to sound great!

Don’t take our word for it. See for yourself. We love this song! - Dirty Kind of Country


"Fallen Brothers Benefit to Feature Utah Born Tay Humphrey"

He is scheduled to release his debut EP in 2013, produced by Grammy-nominated producer and guitarist Charlie Kelley. The al bum's first single "Like I Don't Love You" was written by Bryan Simpson & Ashley Gorley; Gorley co-penned several big hits such as "Good Girl" by Carrie Underwood, "Start a Band" by Keith Urban & Brad Paisley, and Randy Housers recent single "Running Out of Moonlight."

Opening for Humphrey will be local band Monrovia.

All of the Fallen Brothers are alumni of Cyprus High School and it is in their memory that scholarships are given to Cyprus High School students every year. Last Year $25,884 was raised.

To support the foundation , Humphrey recently wrote a song about suicide titled "Change Your Mind."
Cyprus High School in Magna will host The Fallen Brothers Foundation Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 1 which features Utah-born country artist Tay Humphrey.

Humphrey is originally from Sandy, Utah and attended Jordan High School. Tay moved to Nashville in late 2007 to pursue his music career. Since moving to Nashville, he has been featured in Country Weekly's "Listen Up" Section featuring new country artists to look out for. He has opened for other big country acts such as Luke Bryan and Chris Young.
You can purchase tickets for the concert, $10 for adults and $5 for children at www.thefallenbrothersfoundation.com using the promo code "Tay". Tickets will be available at the gate, with doors opening at 6 p.m. - Salt Lake City Tribune


"Tay Humphrey Interview"

Taylor Humphrey is young, talented and good looking, however, not very well known....yet. I classify Taylor as true country music. When I first heard his new song "Like I Don't Love You" it reminded me of something I would hear back in the 90's(which is a good thing by the way, back then country was pure country.) I decided I would ask Tay some questions, that way I can say I was one of the first people to interview him before the fame came along!

How long have you been singing country music? I grew up listening to Country
Music with my grandma Raney, she used to make me sing with a hairbrush probably
around the age of 4 or 5. She introduced me to all the great country classics,
including my all time favorite country song "Everything that Glitters (is not
gold)" by Dan Seals.

Where is your favorite place to play? Right now I like to play anywhere! No
matter small or big any place is great to have people hear my music.

Who is currently your favorite country artist? I can't say I have a favorite, I
like a lot of songs and artist and there are so many. Right now in my IPOD is
Don Williams and Jamey Johnsons latest albums.

I heard you once tried bullriding, is this true? I didnt try. I was a bull rider
throughout middle school and onto High School Rodeo with PRCA. It was a big part
of my youth. I won 2nd place in my very first ride.

Do you think we will be hearing your music on the radio anytime soon? We should
be releasing a single to radio in early 2013! So definitely stay tuned!

If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Hard
Working. Stubborn. Loyal.

If you would like to hear more from Tay you can follow him on twitter @TayHumphrey.
- See more at: http://www.nashvillegab.com/2012/12/tay-humphrey-interview.html#sthash.hfCgASAC.dpuf - Nashville Gab


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Taylor Eric Humphrey was born in Murray, Utah and raised in Salt Lake City area. A Former PRCA Bull Rider, and Welder by trade who moved to Nashville, TN in late 2007 to pursue his dream as a singer/songwriter.

Since moving to Nashville, Taylor AKA "Tay Humphrey" has been featured in Country Weekly's "Listen Up" Section featuring up and coming country artist to look for, he has also shared the stage with Today's Top Young Country acts such as Luke Bryan, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young and more.

As a new country artist Tay has remained a top player in independant artist platforms such as REVERBNATION & OURSTAGE in the Country Genre. His original song "Burning Rubber" ranked one of the top Country Songs featured on OURSTAGE in 2012 was also featured on Radio Stations across the Midwest. Additionally, his original song "Blue Collar Man" was voted the #1 in Uncle Sams Country Jams in 2011.

Tay is currently wrapping up completion on his first official EP produced by Grammy Nominated Producer, Songwriter, & Guitarist Charlie Kelley. The album is planned to be released sometime in 2013.

Tay recalls as a young boy his Grandma listening to Dan Seals “Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)” and being captivated by the first verse. From then on he knew he wanted to sing country music. He sang everywhere and to anybody who would listen.

""It's refreshing to work with someone that has a real sense of who they are as an artist, and who has a voice that's distinctive from everything out there!
I'm excited about getting to work with such a unique talent!"
says- Jason Garner, Producer