5 January 2024

Rising star Taylor Moss enroute to Milton for 'killer' Home Town Show

| Katrina Condie
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Country pop star Taylor Moss is returning to Milton. Photo: The Cannon Cowgirl.

Forget Tay Tay – music fans will be lining up to catch a glimpse of their home-grown country pop star Taylor Moss when she returns to the Milton Theatre in April.

Born in Ulladulla, 28-year-old Taylor has made her mark on the music scene over the past two years and she is now one of the nation’s top female country performers, with more than 160,000 Spotify listeners – pipped only by Kasey Chambers.

Taylor is excited to be returning to the South Coast for her Home Town Show following her successful first headline tour across three eastern states in 2023.

“The community support has been amazing,” she said.

“We’ve only got a handful of tickets left for Milton which is so cool. I’ve been wanting to play the theatre for such a long time. I’m glad I am finally doing it.”

Taylor has family and friends in the area who are keen to catch her new original music which she says has always been country but is now a “little more modern” with “lots of pop sensibility” within her writing.

“People can expect a fun time! I am very open and I make my crowds feel involved with what I do. It’s more a country rock show live, and my band is killer.

“This is by far the biggest show I’ve done (in Milton-Ulladulla) to date.”

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The past year has been groundbreaking for Taylor who appeared as a guest artist on Channel Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife in April and she was also nominated for a Golden Guitar (Best New Talent), as well as Queensland Music Award and APRA Award.

She played a thrilling Saturday night Gympie Muster show headlining at The Crowbar, and will debut at this year’s three-day CMC Rocks tour in Queensland in March.

Taylor has just released her first EP, Heartland, with three out of the five emotional tracks appearing simultaneously on Spotify and Apple Music country playlists. She plans to release her debut studio album in 2024.

Recent singles Get It Girl, What Am I Gonna Do and Both, have all charted in the Country Radio Top 50, with her latest single Country Proud scoring Taylor her second number one spot. Many of her songs have also been played on mainstream Top 40 radio.

Taylor’s latest song Real Man is a valentine for her father and coincided with her announcing her ambassadorship with Tradie Mental Health organisation TIACS.

She said her father Chad, who grew up in Ulladulla, was the inspiration behind the song after going through a tough time in his life where he “didn’t love himself “.

“Dad has always been such a tough, strong guy and never really showed many of his personal emotions [when I was] a child,” she said.

“He showed me the definition of hard work; he taught me to enjoy all things outdoors, such as camping, motorbike riding and fishing, but the biggest thing my dad showed me as an adult is that vulnerability is strength.

“He had a time in his life where he didn’t love himself and we, as a family, were there to bring him back up. He always inspired me, but me seeing him get help made me love him even more.”

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Taylor said her dad and mum Kirsty, also from Ulladulla, were her “biggest cheerleaders”, and have supported her passion for music since she started writing songs at the age of 13 and recording at 15.

“My parents drove me around Ulladulla to every talent quest and open mic night from the age of five,” she said.

“Music was in my veins as my mum was one of the lead singers in the Entertainers variety show.

“I’m 28 now and they still support me so much. They come to all my headline shows and now sell my merch … I’m a lucky girl.”

After leaving Ulladulla, Taylor lived with her family in Noosa for 15 years and she now resides in Melbourne.

Tickets for her Home Town Show at Milton Theatre on 13 April are available from the Taylor Moss website where she will soon announce venues and dates for her 2024 tour.

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