Deon Taylor began his musical journey at the age of eight when he decided he was going to be a drummer. By the age of ten he was not only playing drums, but began playing piano and singing. By the time he was thirteen, he was playing guitar and singing in churches around his hometown of Chatanooga, Tennessee. He also started playing the mandolin, and by his late teens he was playing in clubs with his own band. He started writing songs around this time, and continues to do so today. In addition, Deon spent a lot of time in Nashville playing various venues, and was a regular at the world famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. In 1998, Deon was invited by Willie Nelson to play FARM AID at Tinley Park in Chicago, and was brought on stage by Willie himself. Other performers that year included, among others, Martine McBride, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Hootie and the Blowfish. Deon continues to perform regularly in Nashville, Chatanooga and the surrounding areas. He has opened for Eric Heatherly, Wade Hayes, Gary Allan, Andy Griggs, Exile, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and others. Deon spent the better part of 2004 searching for songs, and after listening to over 400 he found the ones he wanted to record. This CD is the result.
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