Tayla Lynn’s life could be a country song, which is no surprise considering she was born into the country music dynasty created by her grandmother, Loretta Lynn. She’s experienced success as a songwriter and artist, most recently as a part of the trio Stealing Angels, as well as personal hardship in the form of addiction and post-partum depression after the birth of her oldest son. Through it all, she’s relied on her roots, her faith, and her family.
Tayla grew up in the heart of Tennessee and started singing with her grandmother at an early age. Her father, Ernie, played guitar in Loretta’s band and her home was full of music. “I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t in the wings in some town somewhere, watching my memaw and my daddy on stage,” she recalls.
Touring with Loretta opened the door to her record deal with the trio, Stealing Angels. The girls toured the country, sang for our troops in Iraq/Kuwait and made a record with Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans). Their songs “He Better Be Dead” and “Paper Heart” both made the Billboard chart.
Tayla signed with indie label London Tone Music in 2016 and her next project is a solo album that will reflect Tayla’s personal journey over the last few years. As she began to reflect on the heartache and joy she’s experienced songs began to flow. With her aunt Patsy Lynn at the producing helm, this is sure to be not only a family affair, but also an album reflecting the roots that have kept Tayla strong through the storms of life.
In addition to her musical endeavors, Tayla is also stepping in to film and television opportunities. She wrapped her first film as the leading role in a faith based film directed by mark Nicolosi. The film will be released Christmas of 2017.
Tayla and her husband, Jon, recently purchased 30 acres connected to the Loretta Lynn Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN where they are raising their two sons, Tru Diamon (it is Diamon) and Scout Michael. She is embracing this season and her writing reflects her newfound contentment. Keep an eye out for this gem, she has every intention of continuing the Lynn family country music dynasty.