This year marks the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina battering New Orleans.
Thankfully the destruction from Hurricane Isaac was minimal, but it renewed attention on areas like the Lower 9th Ward that are still struggling from Katrina seven years later.
Hurricane Katrina was the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history and caused severe destruction in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Most of the affected areas have recovered well but the Lower 9th isn’t one of them.
It still has no police station, no post office, no restaurants, and just one school.
The closest grocery store to the Lower 9th is an hour bus ride away, which means many residents are buying their "food" at the local liquor store.
This kind of diet is known to bring health-related issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and an overall low quality of life.
I’m partnering with "AID STILL REQUIRED," a great non-profit which works to make sure areas like the Lower 9th Ward continue to get the help they need.
Please join me and other artists like Maroon 5, Bonnie Raitt, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Jason Mraz, in giving the kids of the Lower 9th the right start.
Yes, it’s been seven years since Katrina, but your help is still needed - now.
Go to AIDSTILLREQUIRED.ORG for more information or to make a pledge. Or, you can text the word "AID" to 7-1-7-7-7
Just because it left the headlines, doesn't mean it left the planet. Our help is still required.
THE CD IS FINALLY HERE AND POSTED! The full songs will not be available on itunes until September. However, CD's are now available for purchase at shows for $5! Take a listen to the samples on my page and send some feedback!
I will be opening for Country Superstar, COLLIN RAYE in a special acoustic performance, showcasing songs from my debut CD. I am so excited to open for such an amazing and influential artist! I will be followed by Nashville recording artist Sherry Lynn and her band before Collin Takes the stage! Collin Raye has had over 11 Number 1 hits, with songs such as "In This Life", "Love, Me", "That's My Story", "One Boy, One Girl", and more!! Collin will present a special, intimate performance with his band in an acoustic setting. And for only $10.00 more per ticket, 50 lucky fans will get to meet Collin during a "Meet & Greet" before the show! The Meet & Greet starts at 7:00 PM in the theater - be sure to select the PREMIUM seats for $35.00 when ordering your tickets to be included on the Guest List. So don't miss this special evening of Country Music to benefit the South Jersey's most prolific Children's Arts organization with one of the most passionate and memorable Artists of this generation... Collin Raye! For tickets, go to: https://mainstage.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0OF0000004373AMAQ
Payton is so excited to be opening for country music superstar Collin Raye on Saturday August 6th 2011 at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theater in Blackwood, New Jersey! She will be opening with a special acoustic performance, showcasing songs from her debut CD. Followed by her will be Nashville Recording Artist Sherry Lynn and her band! The performance is a benefit performance for Mainstage Center For the Arts in Blackwood, New Jersey. Payton is proud to be a part of this performance to benefit the Arts program that helped her start singing! It will certainly be an entertaining night of country music that should not be missed! In the area and would like to attend? For tickets, go to: https://mainstage.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0OF0000004373AMAQ And for only $10.00 more per ticket, 50 lucky fans will get to meet Collin during a "Meet & Greet" before the show! The Meet & Greet starts at 7:00 PM in the theater - be sure to select the PREMIUM seats for $35.00 when ordering your tickets to be included on the Guest List.
Within the last week, Payton received offers to open for two great Country Artists - John Eddie and Collin Raye! John is a fantastic songwriter who started out more of a Rock artist - being compared often to Bruce Springsteen. But lately has taken a turn toward more of a Country sound in his writing. His latest album is "Who The Hell Is John Eddie" and Payton will be opening for his annual Birthday Bash concert this Sunday, July 10 in New Hope, PA!
Collin Raye is an iconic Country Artist who had more 15 number one hits in the 1990's. With songs like "Love, Me", "One Boy, One Girl", and "That's My Story", Collin is an unmistakeable name and voice in the world of Country Music, and now one of Country's rising stars, Payton Taylor, will get to share the stage with him. The concert will be held at the Dennis Flyer Theater in Blackwood, NJ on Saturday, August 6th.
See www.paytontaylor.com for more details!
I'm making my New York City debut on Saturday, September 4th!! I'm SOOO excited! My whole band will be there and I go on at 7:00pm at a place called "Bar East"! I hope some of you who live close to NYC can come.
We're gonna make a whole day out of it.... we're renting a van a taking a bunch of people up with us from New Jersey!! If any of you wanna come up with us, it's gonna be tons of fun!! :) We're leaving early in the day and getting to the city around 11:30 so we can shop, walk around Times Square, and just have fun in the city! Email my manager - firstname.lastname@example.org to get more deets!
Thanks to all of you for your support and fan-age! :)
<3 Payton Taylor