Article Contributed by Evolution PR | Published on Monday, September 19, 2022

Country artist Brit Taylor’s highly anticipated new single, “Cabin in the Woods,” and video premiered yesterday on Wide Open Country and is available everywhere now.  Produced by Grammy winners Sturgill Simpson and David “Fergie” Ferguson, the not-quite-bluegrass and somewhere-left-of-country-center song is an invitation to join Taylor on a drive back to her East Kentucky roots.  It’s a foot-stompin’, hillbilly revival about loving the simple things in life and having friends along for the ride.  

Listen Here.

Released by Taylor’s Cut a Shine Records in collaboration with Thirty Tigers, “Cabin in the Woods” is an upbeat tune with a healthy dose of swagger. The mountain fiddle, twangy banjo, funky organ, slinky bass and drum groove take the listener back to better times while also transporting them to a far-out future on some front porch of a cabin where everyone gets along and only drinks the good stuff.

“ ‘Cabin in the Woods’ was written with a light, happy heart and deep gratitude that I had survived some rough times and my house was finally my own,” Taylor said.  “I didn’t have to fear losing it anymore.  I had started dating again and seeing friends. I loved sitting on my porch and seeing cars come down the driveway, just having people over to my place to sit around the fire with my dog and me, enjoying a Kentucky bourbon and some good music.”

The sensational songwriter/singer burst on the music scene two years ago with her debut album Real Me, stunning the industry almost as much as she surprised herself. With Rolling Stone’s hinting last year that Simpson and Taylor were working together, the industry and fans began a countdown for her new music.
“Cabin”, written by Taylor and award-winning hit songwriter Jason White (Tim McGraw, Red Top Rag, Carrie Underwood, Choctaw County Affair), reflects a progression of Taylor’s life and music and is an introduction to the stand-your-ground, know-your-worth Brit Taylor of today. Following her journey to self-awareness in Real Me, “Cabin” reflects the person she found – and likes.

 “Let me say I’ve been lucky enough to work with some really great artists from Kentucky – Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, to name two, and seems there’s no end to the talent that comes out of Kentucky,” said legendary producer David Ferguson.  “One of those is Brit Taylor. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a shining example of her singing and songwriting talents. Give it a chance.  You won’t be sorry.”

On the heels of this release, Taylor is making her debut at the critically acclaimed AMERICANAFEST in Nashville with an official artist showcase at Brooklyn Bowl September 17 at 10 p.m. She also will be performing at Jrod Concerts (Sept. 14, 4:20 p.m. at the Space at 100 Taylor) and at Peach Jam (Sept. 14, 8 p.m. at The Basement) during the festival. Taylor’s impressive list of live performances this year includes opening for childhood hero and fellow East Kentuckian Dwight Yoakam, Ian Noe, Alabama and Robert Earl Keen. She is hitting the road with Kelsey Waldon this fall.    

Today’s new music follows Taylor’s 2020 release of her self-reflective album Real Me, which quickly gained favor with DSPs, music publishers, and Grammy-winning producers and singers. Favorable reviews and immediate fan reception (“…a beautiful mix of classic country but vintage singer/songwriter and some bluegrass thrown in” – NPR World Café; “… a stunner which lyrically showcases Taylor’s brutally honest feelings” – American Songwriter; “… traditional country and reflective songwriting…Real Me is hard to beat” – CMT) led to the album debuting on the AMA/CDX Radio Chart at No. 37, the highest-ranking debut album on the chart and just 10 days after the album’s release.  She followed with Real Me Deluxe and two single collaborations  –  “At Least There’s No Babies” with Dee White and “Gone as It Gets” with Adam Chaffins, Meg McCree and Ben Chapman.  

If Real Me were born from a long decade of trying to “play by the rules” and a life suddenly flipped upside down, “Cabin” is the self-reliant child of that painful, yet fruitful journey that set her free. Playfully sultry with a healthy dose of Kentucky country “Cabin” is a rebirth, exuding confidence with just a touch of attitude.  

With the release of “Cabin in the Woods," a new love and marriage in her life, new publishing and distribution deals and two miniature donkeys added to her menagerie of one cat, two dogs, five goats and a bunch of chickens, Taylor is bravely and happily standing out as her own self.  Proud to be influenced by the traditional sounds she loves and adapt them to the future she is, Taylor continues to tell musical stories that manage to be dramatic, humorous, heartfelt, and down-right honest. Each song has a purpose and each song tells a personal story.  And each song manages to get stuck in your head even before you finish the first listen.

“Cabin in the Woods” is Brit’s personal invitation to “come on down” to her cabin where you can enjoy a bourbon, a swing on the porch and a story-telling song.

“Cabin in the Woods” – Written by Brit Taylor and Jason White
Produced by: Sturgill Simpson and David “Fergie” Ferguson
Recorded: The Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa
Musician:  Brit Taylor – Guitar and Vocals