Taylor Craven has been recognized twice in American Songwriter Magazine. In 2014, his co-writer, Matt Hoggatt (Buffett’s Mail Boat Records), recorded WORKAHOLIC IN RECOVERY (also co-written with Darwin/Dana Nelson) as the title track on his album, and the single was a favorite on Radio Margaritaville.
In the annual Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic, Taylor received top ten recognition in 2014 and 2015. In the past 12 months he has had over 15 songs recorded by numerous artists, including Double Dee, Christina Christian, and the gospel cut byAmanda Pruitt, ON MY KNEES (written with Tommy Crawford), which is on her album, STRONG, with Melody Roundup Music. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BRIDGES, written with Bo Roberts, is being released this fall, by 2017’s Ameripolitan Music Outlaw Group of the year artist Dallas Moore, on his new EP, MR. HONKY TONK, (produced by Dean Miller, the son of the great Roger Miller) for SOL Records.
In 2016, another Craven/Crawford collaboration, CLAWS (A CAT’S LETTER TO SANTA), named ‘Song of the Year 2016’, by ‘Strictly Country Music’, was recorded by the legendary Ray Stevens for his Christmas album, MARY AND JOSEPH AND THE BABY AND ME. Taylor has written with numerous hit songwriters including Roberts, Wild Bill Emerson and Troy Martin, to name a few. Taylor is a member of the trio, “Delta Coast”, with Darwin and Dana Nelson.
From Clarksdale, Mississippi, Taylor now lives in Ocean Springs where he served as a founding member of the MS Songwriter Festival and Alliance.