NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With her latest release “I Got That From You,” singer-songwriter Christina Taylor takes another leap in her fast-rising career. It’s a “first glimmer of Taylor’s bolder artistry,” says American Songwriter, which exclusively premiered a first listen of the heartbreak anthem. “By allowing herself space to grow through collaboration and introspection, the artist reemerges as a mature version of the talented girl who arrived in Nashville a few years back (Madeline Crone).”
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Directed by rising filmmaker Lexy Burke, the video for “I Got That From You” mixes cherished family footage with stunning special effects. Shot at Nashville’s Canvas Productions, the video premiered today exclusively on Taste of Country. The outlet deemed the song a “progressive vocal showcase” and the video “beautiful imagery that illustrates a broken heart, but also allows one to imagine the storm is just about over (Billy Dukes).”
“My last single (“As Good As You Look” with Canadian superstar Brett Kissel) was lots of fun,” Taylor says. “But this time I wanted to show a deeper side of myself. I’m grateful I had the time during this last year that the songwriting required.”
An anguished plea wrapped in a captivating hook, “I Got That From You” is a showcase for Taylor’s classic country chops, and for her chart-topping co-writers Kelley Lovelace and Lynn Hutton as well.
“I knew what I wanted going in,” Taylor said. “I was determined to create something everyone can jam to.”
It’s a “fantastic song — flat-out. No BS,” adds producer Ben Phillips who’s worked with Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae, Brett Eldredge and Blake Shelton, among others. “When I heard it I immediately thought, that’s a freakin’ badass lyric. It’s something we can all relate to.”
“Christina’s an amazing singer — and she has great songs,” Phillips said of her writing. “But what got me too is her business sense, drive and determination. Work ethic is so important. She’s an artist who does it all.”
Arriving in Nashville at the tail-end of 2017, knowing no one in the music industry, Taylor was co-writing with greats on Music Row within a year.
“It’s not anybody who gets into those rooms,” Phillips said.
Of her initial collaborations with Lovelace, (Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood) and Hutton, (Jason Aldean, Eric Church) for songs she released in 2019, Taylor said she was admittedly a bit anxious.
“To get a first-write of that calibre is insane,” she said. “I had butterflies. But it was a good ‘nervous.’ I wasn’t quite sure if what I had to say was worth writing about. I learned pretty quickly that I did.”
So did fans. Her 2018 and 2019 hits — among them “Settin’ Myself on Fire,” “Don’t Look Good In Your T-Shirt Anymore,” “That Girl” and “Loser,” continue to enjoy ongoing audience gains on all platforms.
Born in South Florida, where she came to admire fusions of Reggae and R&B, Taylor relocated with her family to North Carolina while in elementary school. Inspired by Shania Twain, P!nk, Destiny’s Child, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw, she was soon writing her own material, appearing in local shows and planning a career.
Armed with a handful of self-penned songs, Taylor gained early traction with Radio Disney and was soon sharing the stage with her idols, among them McGraw.
Following frequent appearances at the famed Bluebird Cafe and on other Nashville stages, she was added to bills featuring Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, PitBull, LoCash, and Scottie McCreery.
Taylor was preparing for her second season hosting TCN’s Dirt Road Divas, and for some much-needed time off, when the pandemic struck.
After working her way through the initial confusion of that period, she quickly changed course, settling into a productive year of backyard concerts and writing sessions.
“I am so thankful I was able to keep working, able to take some time, and that most importantly my friends and family are well.”