Nashville, Tenn., November 16: During November — National Family Caregivers Month — MaRynn Taylor has shown her support for the Alzheimer's Association and honored her grandparents who both live with Alzheimer's disease as she performed at Kimberly Williams-Paisley's sixth annual 2023 Dance Party to End ALZ (Nov. 12). Two days later, Taylor reveals the intimate meaning behind her personal journey with Alzheimer's disease in a just-released Q&A with the Alzheimer's Association. Read the interview HERE.
Hosted by Hallmark stars Ashley Williams and Nikki DeLoach and sponsored by Hallmark Media, Kimberly Williams-Paisley & Brad Paisley, and many more, the Dance Party to End ALZ raised more than $300,000 for the Alzheimer's Association's research grant program.
During the 2000s-themed fundraising event at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon, Taylor performed a dynamic version of Avril Lavigne's hit "Complicated" for the high-energy crowd. Other country stars that joined Taylor in the night's impressive lineup included Charles Esten, Jay Allen, Kylie Morgan, Noah Thompson, and more.
Earlier this month (Nov. 4), Taylor kicked off National Family Caregivers Month with a heartfelt performance of her emotional track, "i love you, remember" at the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Nissan Stadium. The budding star then joined the thousands of participants in the walk to raise awareness, provide resources for Alzheimer's care, and aid in the acceleration of crucial research on the disease.
On Nov. 14, the Alzheimer's Association delivered a Q&A style interview with the "female powerhouse" (Country Now), detailing the inspiration for "i love you, remember" and Taylor's close connection to Alzheimer's. Instead of shying away from the heavy subject, Taylor embraces the pain and discomfort of sharing some of her most difficult moments with Alzheimer's in hopes of providing respite for others facing the same battles brought on by the unrelenting disease.
"'i love you, remember' is more than just a song – it is my tribute to my grandparents," explained Taylor during her conversation with the Alzheimer's Association.
"My hope is that it will help shine a bright light on the battles families face every day when someone is experiencing Alzheimer's disease. I hope people find peace and resolve within the song."
The Alzheimer's Association Celebrity Champion has taken her role in the fight to end Alzheimer's a step further as a portion of the proceeds received from streams and downloads of "i love you, remember" are being donated to the cause.
Read Taylor's full Q&A with the Alzheimer's Association HERE.
A tribute to her grandparents, "i love you, remember" secured spots on top playlists, including Apple Music's New in Country, Country Risers, and Country Lovin; Spotify's Fresh Finds Country, New Music Friday Country, and Next From Nashville; Amazon Music's Breakthrough Country; Pandora's Top Country Hits; TIDAL's Country Waves, Country: RISING, and Country Pop; and YouTube Music's RELEASED, and is available to stream HERE.
ABOUT MaRYNN TAYLOR
Named one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” (2023), MaRynn Taylor — the promising star in the making with more than 13 million cumulative streams and 12 Telly Awards under her belt — is a reflection of her generation. “I want people to hear my story and connect it to their story,” says MaRynn. Country music’s fast-rising powerhouse vocalist made her Grand Ole Opry debut on June 23, 2023, and returned to the coveted stage only weeks later for a second performance. The same day of her debut, she released her track, '01, a heartfelt apology to her younger self and a reminder for today to tap into the fearlessness, knowingness, freedom, and open heart of her youth. Produced by GRAMMY-winner Josh Kerr, fans can watch the precious lyric video featuring her animated drawings HERE. The Alzheimer's Association Celebrity Champion recently furthered her partnership with the Association as she performed and walked in the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's (11/4) and took the stage during the 2023 Dance Party to End ALZ (11/12). Moved by a personal connection, MaRynn shared her most emotional release to date, "i love you, remember," inspired by her grandparents (10/27), with a portion of the song's proceeds being donated to the cause. Her flirty single, “Make You Mine” entered the Top 50 and Top 60 on both the Mediabase Country and Billboard Country Airplay charts respectively on October 2, 2023. With nearly two million streams for the single, the "female powerhouse" (Country Now) is only heating up. MaRynn returned to Buffalo's Highmark Stadium on Oct. 15 for her second anthem performance on the NFL field this year and debuted at halftime during the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants Sunday Night Football matchup on NBC. The rising star then sang the national anthems at the Buffalo Sabres game on Oct. 17, solidifying three professional sports appearances in less than 48 hours for MaRynn. MaRynn's vulnerable and introspective release, "In My Head" and its accompanying official music video, go deep and get real with listeners on the reality of growing up and attempting to put up a happy front while dealing with internal battles. MaRynn's upbeat anthem "Shakin' In My Boots" encompasses that indescribable feeling of being in love and the undeniable happiness that comes along with it. Written by MaRynn alongside Ava Suppelsa and Dan Wilson, and produced by Kerr, the track is featured in the highly-anticipated Country Star app, available now for download HERE. “As an artist and human being, I want my music to inspire and be relatable,” says MaRynn. “Growing up with idols like Carrie and Taylor, I could relate to them. It was as if I could feel their heartaches in the music and as if the stories in their songs reflected mine. Today, that’s what I want to give to my fans.” MaRynn is excited to get out on the road and share these songs that are so close to her heart with fans and hear their personal stories, too. “I genuinely care about people and their feelings. I’m a good listener and want to be there for people. There’s not enough of that in the world right now.” Today, MaRynn Taylor is no longer the little girl dreaming on the front porch; she is the voice ready to inspire a generation.