Abigail Taylor, a 12 year old musician/singer/songwriter from Houston, Texas is showing us that country music still has a chance. She began playing guitar at the age of 8 and has since traveled all over Texas pursuing her music dream.
She got her first taste of “live” performance during her elementary years when she had the opportunity as a fourth grader to play a song during a band’s break at the local VFW Hall. It was not long after that, she experienced it again at a benefit in Luling, but this time in front of a much larger crowd. With no hesitation, she took the stage and the attention of many fans as she played her guitar and sang her favorite songs from a collection of classics she learned while playing guitar with her Dad.
Since then, many opportunities have risen and Abigail spends a lot of her weekends, with Mom and Dad in tow playing at some of her favorite venues. These venues include such places as: The Humble Rodeo, Watermelon Thump, Scarecrow Festival, Stone Cellar, Round Top Chili Cookoff and many local county fairs. Her most recent event and most rewarding was taking stage with 5 of her local music heroes for a benefit in Brenham, Texas that raised over $30,000.
When asked who her favorite artists are it doesn’t take long for her to spout out names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, George Strait and Willie Nelson. She will also broaden her interest with such modern names like Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes and Kacey Musgraves. She has even shared the stage with artists like Corey Morrow, Randy Rogers, Aarron Watson and Wade Bowen. When given the chance, you can find Abigail on any given weekend playing alongside local talent like Robbie Wooten, Anthony Moreno, Black Cat Choir and The Route 4 Band. These guys have given her the ins-and-outs of the music scene and Abigail is all ears when it comes to anything they have to share.
In her spare time, which seems to be less and less as her young career unfolds, she enjoys spending time with her family. Abigail enjoys hunting, fishing, song writing or just spending time out in the country taking it all in.
- Graig Harrison