I was born in a small North Florida town and raised in the small town of Dothan, Alabama. Growing up, we spent as much time as possible in Panama City Beach, as well as staying with family on a dairy farm in Grand Ridge, Florida.
But the 'hinge' by which everything in my life turns was my grandfather, Farley Taylor. He had a nationally-syndicated radio show called "The Old Taylor Made Opry", broadcast from WTVY-FM in Dothan. His radio show was on the air from 1977, before I was even born, until his death in 1992. My sister and I would stay with our grandmother while the rest of the family went to the radio station every Saturday night and put on this radio show. At around age 9, I was finally old enough to go with them and be part of it. The radio station was full of wonderment and magic for me. And my grandfather's style of country music that he played was all I had listened to up until that point. I was hooked on traditional country music. And at this point, I was hooked on radio.
From as early as age 7, I would sit in my room with my turntable and listen intently to my records. I intently studied the music of George Jones, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Gary Stewart, and Mel Street. That love of country music has continued all the way down to today, and my early musical influences can be heard in my own musical style.
You can hear me every weekday afternoon from 3-7pm on iHeartRadio country stations. I'm also heavily involved in serving our community, fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and serving on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities. I'm also a musician, singer, songwriter, and I have a classic country & honky tonk band called "Old Soul Revival" that stays very active playing at music venues all over.