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Leah Turner

Signed to Columbia Nashville in July 2013, singer-songwriter Leah Turner’s co-penned debut single, “Take the Keys” is set to launch at country radio on October 7th. Co-written by Leah, Cary Barlowe and Jesse Frasure and produced by Jim Catino, Cary Barlowe, and Jesse Frasure, “Take the Keys” houses a heavy rock influence and showcases Leah’s distinctive vocals. Her unique mix of strength and vulnerability echoes across all of her melodic anthems, particularly her first single. A California native, singer-songwriter Leah Turner grew up in the Morongo Valley on a ranch filled with horses, goats and chickens. Her unique Western upbringing as a West Coast cowgirl, complemented by father’s occupation as a championship header in the rodeo, strongly influenced even Leah’s earliest musical taste, from Paul Overstreet, Chris Ledoux, George Strait and Loretta Lynn to Trisha Yearwood, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. She began writing songs when she was six years old, while coming back from church, singing a song that she wrote. “That was the start of it, I just kept writing songs, making them up, singing and performing them.” While at college at UCSB, she found herself gravitating towards music and songwriting classes when, as part of a class final, she was selected to sing in front of celebrity guest KennyLoggins, who convinced her to move to Los Angeles as soon as possible. While working her way through the Los Angeles music scene, she encountered a by-chance meeting with Beverly Gatica, famed music-producer Humberto Gatica’s wife, who offered to play Leah’s music for her husband. After sending her demo, she began writing and working with David Foster and Humberto Gatica (Whitney Houston, Celine Dion), but after receiving the music back, she realized it was not her. “I was working with these amazing producers, which was a dream come true. But the music just wasn’t me. It wasn’t who I was.” Two weeks later, she was on a one-way flight to Nashville, and her official move came next. After a successful five-year run in LA, she had returned home to the music she loved, country. “I just kept feeling like even with the amazing producers in LA and the amazing opportunities I had been given, country music is what I was, and where I wanted to be. I stopped trying to pull out my roots, and started to water them.”
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Thomas Rhett, Thompson Square + More, Backstage at the 2014 TOC Music Festival

Over the course of the three-day Taste of Country Music Festival, over a dozen of the top performers stopped backstage to chat with ToC and talk about ... stuff. Thomas Rhett revealed why he won't gamble with Darius Rucker. Thompson Square talked "Bus Rules."

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Brad Paisley, Randy Houser + More Bring Party to Hunter Mountain – 2014 TOC Music Fest, Day 2 Pictures

Brad Paisley and Randy Houser's sets at the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival couldn't have been more different, but both men left the crowd wanting more. Paisley was the Saturday night headliner, but the 'Goodnight Kiss' singer was the day's biggest surprise.

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Taste of Country Music Festival Backstage Selfies – Day 2

Backstage at the Taste of Country Music Festival, country artists like Craig Morgan and the Cadillac Three offered their own take on the selfie. The "situational selfie" features an artist responding to a specific, hypothetical scenario. Like how would Jamie Lynn Spears look if she saw a bucket of her favorite food -- pickles?

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Fan Meet & Greet with Leah Turner [PICTURES]

Leah Turner was kind enough to swing by backstage for a meet and greet with some of his biggest fans at the Taste of Country Music Festival. Check out the pictures in the gallery above and right click on one to download it to your computer

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Leah Turner, ‘Pull Me Back’ [Listen]

Lyrically, Leah Turner’s new single ‘Pull Me Back’ introduces fans to the singer’s more vulnerable side. Sonically the song is another high-octane anthem for women, just like ‘Take the Keys.’

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Just Added to the 2014 Taste of Country Festival Lineup …

We are beyond excited to add Hank Williams, Jr. as a headliner to the 2014 Taste of Country Festival lineup!

Also just added to the three-day festival's lineup is Eric Paslay, Leah Turner, The Cadill

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