Traditionalist and Americana singer/songwriter Brit Taylor released her debut solo single “Waking Up Ain’t Easy," produced by Grammy-award winning Dave Brainard, on Friday to critical acclaim including praise from music iconic historian Robert Oermann and Billboard. The steel guitar-drenched laid back tune that hits traditional country notes (Billboard), captures life and pain with poetic ease and plain honesty. Brit joined with Brainard to blend traditional roots with trippy steel guitar and spacey strings, creating a sound and a song that takes the heart to a place where emotions are faced head on.

"I think if longing had a sound, 'Waking Up Ain’t Easy' would be that sound. I wanted it to sound timeless and classic both lyrically and musically," explains Brit. "I wanted people to be able to insert their own story into the song."

Brainard adds, "The melancholy song is starkly simple while embracing the complexities of love, loss and depression. And Brit Taylor, with a sensuous sound and a tear in her voice, brings comfort to anyone mourning a loss by simply letting them know they aren’t alone in their sadness or their depression,” adds Brainard.

Music Row Magazine’s Robert Oermann, respected critic, author and historian, name the single this week’s DisCovery award winner saying: "She has a liquid alto singing voice, with bright, “teardrop” accents. The heartache ballad has a languid, echoey atmosphere that is enchanting. I’m smitten. Send more." "Writing this song was a turning point for me," adds Brit. "'Waking Up Ain’t Easy' made waking up a little easier. It gave me hope. Like the pain I went through had a purpose." Listen here

This single is from a collection of songs that Brit created with Dave Brainard and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). It's slated for release later this year.

About Brit Taylor Brit Taylor is an emerging traditional voice in country music that writes and sings songs written from her heart, that creep into the soul, and that soothe in the deepness of sleep. She combines her sultry voice with the richness of her beloved strings to tell stories of love and longing, of despair and hope. Her music tells stories of everyday life.

Following high school graduation, she packed her bags and her dog and headed to Tennessee to pursue her music career. Four years later, with a college degree in music business in hand, she transitioned her college internship into a four-year publishing contract with Cal IV (now Spirit Music). Her time at CALIV/Spirit was spent learning from the best. Brit wrote with numerous hit makers like Marcus Hummon and Phillip White.

However, in 2017 life hit Brit hard. Brit's life’s storms are just what she needed to set her back on the track she was intended to be on. She decided it was time to make the music she heard in her soul. After 10 years in Nashville, she decided to start over as a solo artist, and she quickly realized it was the right decision for her. Recognizing her talent and successes, top professionals welcomed the opportunity to work with her.

She joined with Nashville legendary rock-star/producer Dan Auerbach and together they penned eight songs. Dave Brainard, the highly acclaimed Grammy-nominated producer, made her dream and the songs a reality. Her highly anticipated first solo single "Waking Up Ain't Easy" combines the emotional keenness of her songwriting, her sultry voice and superb musicianship was released on June 5th. With songs that are written from her heart and vocals that pour from her soul, Brit Taylor is one of country music’s most exciting, emerging talents. When Brit Taylor sings, it is the heart that listens.