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The Now… The Change

If everything changes after that, then this must be The Now…The Change.

When I went to send you this email, I went to send it to Mama too. That is when you know this is the now that they talk about being the after.

Mama had a way about her. She spread laughter, joy, wild energy and love. She moved me and mad me madder than a hornet. Made me madder than anybody in town ever thought of doin son!

But I loved her more than anyone until I held my babies. You love your mama like that don’t cha? You were grown in her body. A part of her. There is nobody you are closer to—- other than your own babies. That’s my experience anyway. This grief thing is ever changing. I am mad. I am happy. I am desperately sad but at the same time I feel nothing.

I am moving through my life but there is a disconnect. I’m not all there. I am foggy and afraid. I am peaceful and aware.

I am taking pieces of her. The pieces that were bright and the parts that I felt somehow lacked. How dare me think they lack. What judgement. As if…I…somehow know what is right for another. For me I take these pieces and I build.

I’ve never focused on a budget or been the bread winner of not just a family but merely of my own. We are to be self supporting aren’t we? I guessed and hoped someone would always foot the bill. (because hadn’t they?)

I was raised that way. Today I am trying to break the chain and to do so is like snapping a rubber band in half and at the same time it is the most powerful thing I have ever done.

All power is God. Got it. But this footwork is mine and to work I shall. My granddaddy always said “Work Hard Tayla” I have done that but its been more if a “hustle”. Today I am focused and intentional.

I am taking the lead for our financial stability today. Scariest most liberating moment. I am building with the pieces see.

I am so grateful…..My prayer has been for the last 15 years “God please allow me to financially support my family through music”

It is proving to be there…..almost……So one must continue driving while staying focused in their lane. For me my lane is broad 🙂

My ventures are:

MUSIC: Always MUSIC — to Sing is to Breathe and to breathe is to stay Sober and connected to the Lord. This is the most important job I do outside of Recovery and my little Finger Fam. I must pursue this with all of my might. This is my calling and to not practice my magic is to fall. I no longer fall. I trip. I get up. I always get back up.

HOSTING: I love the events that come our way at the Loretta Lynn Ranch!!!!! Its our home and I enjoy making people feel like it is theirs as well 🙂

ACTING: Just landed another role in a faith based film YAY! Acting for me is just like singing. Its in the same vein.

DUCK RIVER DRONES: Booking and selling what we offer. This is obv new for me. Its a little like actin tho eh 🙂 You know I am just throwin’ you a show of your land/party whatever xoxo

FINGER FARM: Our new store in downtown Waverly. Open to the Public Oct 1st.

It will be my office where I head up Tayla Lynn Enterprises, Duck River Drones and our Animal sales.

The store will have….stay tunes for October 1st.

This will also be the meeting place for “Rise Up”

I am also doing all things EVENTS!!!!

I’m not only hosting events that include Tre and myself but other types too 🙂 Women’s Retreats are kinda our gig and Family oriented Community Events!

I AM SCARED. I AM FAITHFUL!

Loretta Lynn, womenslifestyle.com

My husband is running the farm and being a “stay at home daddy” When I am on the road. He is also the man behind the Drones/Animals and just being our dad gum rock y’all. He is so passionate about his family. About this land. About my music. He supports this new way of livin we are doing 100 percent! 😉

I need help y’all. Any push you can give me or any share will help. I sold 4 goats and booked 2 house parties & a drone session today! WHAT??? GOD IS GOOD! God is love! I am without fear baby.

How can you help?

  • Host a house party.
  • Got a role in a movie? Call me
  • Need to host an event? Ok I help you plan it.
  • Need some pics of your house, wedding, party, lawn, real estate, Baby daddy cheating? Know someone who might? Tell me. Send em over!

I got goats, pigs and cows. Call me. I bring em over.

I got tables chairs and all things woods son. I will sell em to you LOL

I have NEVER been the baby driver before 😉 Got advice? I won’t listen but feel free to share how much better you would be than me at his email 🙂 I always get at least 5 of those when I send out a newsletter….yet somehow they keep gettin read. Real interesting Clark!

I am determined and I am on fire. When you build pieces of yourself that have always been there but you were to dang scared to do it—when you do it. You know it. You feel it. You move in it. you LOVE.

I love you all.
T

Tayla Lynn in Dublin
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Lessons From Dublin

As I walked the streets of Dublin yesterday I saw beer everywhere. I saw places to spend so much money. I thought (and please hear me) “I’m here. On a different time zone. All alone. I could drink. I could spend this cash. Nobody would know.”

Now that’s the thought of an alcoholic ok? That’s what happens first. Then God and the spirit in you thats done and continues to do the work says, “Oh my God you good Lord Jesus thank you that that is literally the last thing i would ever do today! 🙌🏼 That my intent is to seek history and culture. That my main goal is to find a rock for my husband and a leprechaun 🍀 for my sons”

That’s huge guys. That’s sobriety. True recovery. That feeling i want to hold on to. To grow. To remember when i stumble. The money thing too. Spending. The body obsession. I got out. I ate well, I didn’t spend much and i walked and walked.

This may seem like nothing. Like to a normie they say “of course that’s what you do”. To us sickos that ain’t 😉

A friend i was with said “how do you not drink? Is it hard” It’s not hard because i do the work before I ever step foot here.

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This year Mama works 🎤

Yesterday I said to Memaw, “Thank you for letting me just go around and sing your songs, thank you for supporting me doing that, if you didn’t support me i would never be able to do this, thank you for always supporting me!” She said “that’s all you have to do, go sing the songs, be nice to the people, you’re my baby, I love you Tayla.”

So I’m rejuvenated and ready! Amazing trip here. Just soaking up people and culture has been so fulfilling.

Something I’m doing at this moment in my life — I don’t know if it’s age or it’s being a mama or what….I’m present. I’m in gratitude. I am in constant care. I’m happy. People-2 people-actually said “how do you stay happy? How do you sustain that?”

Gratitude. Period. God first. Prayer first. Everyday. First. And being in thanks. I jump up and down when I’m alone and say “look at where you are girlfriend!”

I thank God and my husband that they want me doing this. I miss those babies….but i don’t worry. I give them to God. I do the work and I’m such a better mama when I’m with them. A much better wife and Finger Farm #fingerfarmer when I’m home ❤💕

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When The Stars Align

Today’s #TBT (‘Throwback Thursday’ for anyone not well-versed in the hashtag game yet) goes out to Memaw! Hard to believe this is from a few years ago…feels like yesterday!

I’m such a brown noser, ha. Enjoy!!

xoxo Tayla

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Personal Message from Memaw

Y’all, I am so happy to share a personal message from Memaw with you guys!

“Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support. I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day! My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love, sharing my music with all of you.

My new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, was originally scheduled to come in August this year. I now want to wait to release it next year because this record is so special for me. It deserves me at my best and I can’t wait to share it. I want to thank everyone for hanging in there with me. I am getting stronger every day and can’t wait to get back out there with all of you. I’m just letting everybody know that Willie ain’t dead yet and neither am I, and I can’t wait to see all of you on the road!”

💙💙💙🎤🎤🎤💋💋💋🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼👩🏼‍🎤👩🏼‍🎤👩🏼‍🎤

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Memaw’s Stroke

Sometimes the madness has to slow down long enough to write about it…

It’s been two weeks and three days since Memaws’s stroke. It’s been two weeks and two days since I began having horrible stomach pains. It’s been one week and three days since I was diagnosed with gallstones and three days since they said, “never mind, we aren’t sure where the pain is coming from.”

It’s been one summer, fall winter and spring since I announced that I was gonna kick off a Pledge account and my Grammy nominated Record Producer Aunt Patsy Lynn Russell  said that she would write and produce it for me. So today. May 23rd I write to you and tell you we are doing just that.

​In a time when we have tragedies like Manchester and I see that my grandmother is truly 85 and not bullet proof like I want to dream…I want to step into the light. I want to create now more than ever To not give into the fear. To not stop because the universe throws shade. To be the light in that shade.

I want to make a raw and real record ala Loretta meets Lucinda Willams but it’s all me and Pasty in there with our blood sweat and tears…I can’t do it alone. I need you. I love social media for this. We feel like we know each other and from social media some of you have become like family to me.

I first heard of these crowdfunding platforms a few years ago when I was still in Stealing Angels. We were mad as hornets we didn’t do that route. From there I have seen Melissa Etheridge, Emily West, Shelly Fairchild, Natalie Stovall….all make the record they want all by themselves! No record label to pay back! So without further ado, here is my Pledge page! For anyone new to Pledge, it’s similar to KickStarter, but specifically for musicians. Here’s a screencap from their About page that explains everything better than I could:

Pledge Music screencap

Also, if you have any suggestions for my Access Pass or giveaway rewards, please let me know. THANK YOU!



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