Born in Dublin, Court Taylor grew up around her old folks, singing along to the likes of Johnny Cash, The Beatles, and Queen, she learned how to play the piano at a young age and when she graduated, her father gifted her a Fender Sonoran and she's been playing ever since.
In 2019, she moved to Arizona and it’s helped her realize her Wild West Cowboy dreams. She returned to her roots in Georgia, and it didn't take long for Nashville's recording studio 'Off The Row' to discover Court Taylor's talent & bring her to Nashville to record her original music.
Taylor's song "Texas Broke My Heart" is a heartfelt account of how she fell in love with a man who broke her heart; throughout the song, she refers to him as "Texas." Throughout the melody, she takes us back in time to where and what happened between her and Texas, despite warnings from her friends, she pursued Texas regardless.
With the emotional country acoustics, Taylor sings about precious memories they shared together, memories of them dancing "on that old bar floor" and how she felt about being betrayed the past year. She describes how he would constantly hurt her and how his mother was unaware of the person he became, and as Court guides us into the outro of the record, her very melodic, bold-blend vocals become increasingly vivid.
"Texas Broke My Heart" showcases Taylor's storytelling skills and her distinctive country-style vocals, making it a timeless classic. Get lost in Court Taylor's new single, "Texas Broke My Heart," available on all streaming platforms today.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Court, thank you for being with us today. We can tell that "Texas Broke My Heart" is a story told from the heart, what does this release mean to you and what made you decide on the concept?
In 2019, I met this guy from Texas while I was living in Arizona. We spent most of our days there together and two-stepping with our friends at The Maverick. He was so charming and we had so much fun together. When the pandemic started, we both decided to go back to our hometowns for a few months, and then we were going to go back to Arizona around the same time. His hometown is exactly halfway from my hometown to Tucson, so on my drive back, I planned to visit and meet his parents. I thought it went super well and his parents invited me back, and I really saw things going somewhere with him. So I let him know I was all in on it. The next day, I drove back to Arizona and didn't hear anything from him. I tried calling and texting. Nothing. Completely ghosted. Our friends and I had always thought he was very mature and this southern gentleman, but he didn't have the decency to tell me the truth. He ended up leaving the company we worked for and moving back home, and we haven't heard from him since. About a week after leaving his house, I was feeling super down and upset about the situation and how he turned out not to be the man I thought he was, and how badly I'd gotten my heart broken last Friday night. It took me about 5 minutes to write the whole song after "I got my heart broken in texas last Friday night" popped into my head. This release was a step towards healing and getting my confidence back because it turned a sad heartbreak into a fun song that my friends and I can two-step with.
How did you find the process of creating this record and are there any new things you've learned throughout that time? I learned so much working with Off The Row. I didn't have a lot of experience in studios prior to recording Texas Broke My Heart. It was amazing to hear my song with a full band and see them listen to my demo a few times and then bring it to life immediately, exactly as I heard it. I learned how to punch into songs and the production side of creating a song. There's a lot more that goes into it than people realize. How do you balance life between the music and your other obligations with the world still being in and out of lockdown restrictions? Being home more often has been a blessing in disguise. It's given me the flexibility to focus more on music. I fully believe I would not be where I am in my music career if lockdown had not happened. It forced me to really sit down and take the time to enhance my guitar skills and songwriting. I was quarantined with a close group of friends in Arizona and we didn't have our usual means of entertainment, so I played music for them a lot. It helped me gain the confidence to sing in front of more people. Once restrictions started lifting, I was able to jump into the music scene. Now I'm fully immersed in music in the evenings and on the weekends and working from home during the day. What's the message you're trying to deliver through "Texas Broke My Heart?" This song is meant to be a heartbreak anthem to scream at the top of your lungs in the car with your friends. It's supposed to pick you up when you're wallowing in self-pity over a relationship that was only a small piece of your story. I feel like the break-up cliche is "it's not you, it's me." and this is definitely a song to remind yourself that actually sometimes it's not because of you and it's all because of them and who they are as a person. Sometimes you have to be mad and upset for a minute and just really let out how you feel. Then you can tell yourself that you're worthy and great and deserve the world. Afterward, you can pick yourself up and move on.