Headliner: Gov't Mule
Opener: Austin's Rose
For country duo Austin's Rose, it was never about the 'what' and 'where'. It was about the 'how' and 'when'. Tim Gore and Taylor Cornilles both knew they would come to Nashville to become country music artists. But they never could have envisioned that meeting each other would forge the path to all their hopes and dreams.
Tim Gore has had music in his life for as long as he can remember. His mother was an early influence, playing guitar and singing country songs to him as a child. At the age of nine, Tim picked up the guitar and has never put it down.
Like Tim Gore, Taylor Cornilles always had music in her life. At the age of 11, Taylor and her family put together a band and they spent the next few years playing fairs and community events. One year later, she sang an open mic event at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. "Playing the Bluebird should have been a satisfying 'bucket list' kind of thing for me," recalled Taylor, "but instead it created a hunger that wouldn't go away." The day she graduated from high school, Taylor Cornilles moved to Nashville to become a star.
In 2014 Tim and Taylor began collaborating and found in each other what was missing musically. "Taylor's early traditional female influences (Patty Loveless, Allison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack) combined with mine (Waylon, Tritt, Montgomery Gentry) play a key part in our sound," explained Gore, "but it's really our vocal blend in our harmonies that define us."