Kayla Taylor single No. 1 on new country artist radio show


Kayla Taylor (Vorwald), of Prairie du Chien, is headed to Nashville again this August to continue pursuing a career in the country music industry.

By Correne Martin

For the third straight week, the single “See You In Summer,” by Prairie du Chien’s own Kayla Taylor, was voted by worldwide listeners as the best song on the online country radio show, Iceman’s Radio Cavern Top 40 Countdown. Between 200 and 300 songs are submitted by about 180 up-and-coming country artists to the show and then Iceman himself makes 40 nominations. From those, listeners can vote for their favorites (one vote every 24 hours).

If Kayla’s song remains among the most popular on the countdown, she could become eligible to perform at CMA Fest 2015 in Nashville, for free, in the Iceman’s showcase. And you could help her achieve this dream by voting for “See You In Summer” at one of three websites: bestcountryradio.com, the icemanscavern.com or cmafest2015.com.

“I just want to thank everyone so much for their votes and support. I have no idea where I would be without my fans,” Kayla said.

Iceman’s Radio Cavern Top 40 Countdown is broadcast on Monday nights at 7 p.m. Kayla is currently among Iceman’s nominees for the week of June 30 and in the running for her fourth win in a row. For the week of June 23, she beat out second-place singer Jake Worthington, of The Voice fame, and his cover of “Anywhere With You” (by Jake Owen).

Singer/songwriter Kayla Taylor (Vorwald) began her career at the age of 11 with a few guitar lessons, but later taught herself how to play. In 2012, Kayla competed in Prairie du Chien’s Texaco Country Showdown final and won first place. She went on to the Wisconsin State Fair and was runner-up. Kayla’s first album is called “Watch Me Fly,” produced by Kent Wells Productions of Nashville. She is currently an artist with Go Time Records. Songs are currently available to download on Amazon, iTunes and on her website, www.kaylataylormusic.com. Fans may also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

When the Courier Press caught up with Kayla last week, she was home in Wisconsin, on a camping trip. She had been living in Nashville for five months, pursuing her career, and is now home for two months before returning to Nashville in August. Then, she will get back to pushing her singing and songwriting.

“Next, I hope to write and promote another album,” she said.

Kayla is the daughter of Scott and Vickie Vorwald.

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