Christina Taylor Releases New Single ‘Damn Boy’
Following up from heartbreak anthem I Got That From You and summer love song Destination, singer-songwriter Christina Taylor is our Country Release Friday pick with MAM Roots this week with her new single Damn Boy. Another leap in her fast-rising career, Damn Boy is available to stream and download now from all digital platforms.
“My last single ‘I Got That From You’ (written with Kelley Lovelace and Lynn Hutton) was a deep, soulful heartbreak anthem,” she said. “‘Damn Boy’ is about heartbreak, but not in the soul crushing sense. It is more of an empowering post breakup song.”
Damn Boy is that quintessential song about falling in love with someone that just isn’t ready. In the vein of Peter Pan (Kelsea Ballerini) and Space Cowboy (Kacey Musgraves), Damn Boy speaks to those relationships when one person in the relationship is ready for love, but the other is ready to move on.
“I was determined to create something everyone can jam to,” said Taylor. “I knew what I wanted going in. And when I saw the response on TikTok, I knew we were on to something.”
Named an “artist to watch” by AXS, The Country Source, CMT and the UK’s Your Life In A Song, Christina’s passionate live performances and deep repertoire quickly earned industry notice. In 2019 she and two-time Juno-winner Brett Kissel scored a global hit with “As Good As You Look,” a song she co-wrote with Lovelace and Brent Anderson.
Christina began her professional career at 18, making twice-monthly drives on her own from her home in North Carolina to Nashville, where she’d bunk with friends while immersing herself in writing and recording sessions. “It’s six hours each way,” she said of the road-trips, which she endured for two-and-a-half years, before becoming a full-time Nashville resident.
Her determination soon paid off. Within a year of moving to Tennessee she was co-writing with greats on Music Row. Her debut EP, That Girl, soon followed.
While her intimate shows at The Listening Room, The Bluebird Cafe and The Analog are a staple on the Nashville scene, she plays huge venues as well, opening for artists such as Pitbull and Tim McGraw at Twin Cities Summer Jam. She has also been part of bills starring Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, LoCash, Scottie McCreery and other headliners.
Christina was preparing for her second season as host of TCN’s Dirt Road Divas when the pandemic struck. Changing course, she settled into a productive year of backyard concerts and writing sessions that produced five new singles for 2021.