ARLINGTON — Arlington singer/songwriter Jesse Taylor’s debut studio album, “Out Here in the Country,” has been submitted to the Grammy Awards for nomination as the Best Country Album of 2013. The album contains 11 original songs, nine of which were written by Jesse and two by his dad, Jody Taylor.
The album was submitted by Grammy award-winning producer David Hall, who worked with Jesse Taylor on producing it at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio in November of last year.
“I am proud and excited to have submitted Jesse’s record for Grammy consideration,” Hall commented. “Jesse is an extraordinary talent and the kind of person you want to see succeed in this business. I believe he is destined for country music stardom.”
The 26-year-old Arlington native left his job last year as a wrangler at the Ko’ele Stables, and singing at the Four Seasons Lodge at Ko’ele, on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, and returned home to devote himself to his music full-time. Since then, he has traveled through seven states, performing at venues ranging from the Clovis, Calif., Rodeo to the Outlaw Saloon in Cheyenne, Wyo. In March, Taylor traveled to Dubai, at the invitation of the U.S. Navy, to entertain Navy service men and women deployed from Bremerton during their port visit. He will be spending this fall and winter performing at venues throughout Washington and Oregon.
The Grammy nominations will be announced during a television special on Dec. 6. CBS will televise the annual Grammy Awards show on Jan. 26, 2014, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.