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Taryn Papa Steps Out of Her Comfort Zone with New Single “Persuaded”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country singer/songwriter, Taryn Papa is stepping out of her comfort zone with her brand new single “Persuaded,” today, Friday, September 16.  Highlighting the risk of new love, The Voice alum showcases her vocal ability interspersed with challenging, quick lyrical phrasing in the beat driven song that puts a twist on the typical country love song. Listen to the brand new track now

Co-written by Taryn, Randall Clay and A.J Engstrom, the newly engaged vocalist flirts with the idea of danger as she releases her inhibitions and embraces living in the moment. Like previous singles, the song stems from first-hand inspiration and authentic storytelling. 

“‘Persuaded’ was written some time in 2013/2014. I had just moved to Nashville and had my first official writing session, with Randall and AJ. Randall was asking a lot of questions in efforts to get to know me. He complained of a ‘hangover headache’ and said ‘You know what I mean?’ I replied with ‘I don’t go out and get drunk, that’s not what I do’” Taryn shared with Entertainment Focus. “That ended up becoming the first line to our song. He kept pushing with questions. Curious if I had ever done anything I didn’t set out to do – ‘Persuaded’ was born. Randall passed away in October of 2018, 2 days after my birthday. Watching this song soar to the top would be the greatest gift.”

With recent releases “Changed” and “Mercy,” a Shawn Mendes cover with fellow The Voice alum Josh Gallagher, Taryn has been met with positive responses from fans and media alike, and has also received support on Spotify’s Next From Nashville and Young Nashville playlists.  Recently, Taryn’s rapidly growing fanbase instantly connected with an Instagram Reel she shared of her fiancé, quickly garnering viral numbers of over 18.6 million views and counting. The Connecticut native has worked tirelessly at Nashville’s greatest downtown stages as one of the few females fronting a band on lower Broadway. Her bright and captivating personality has captured the hearts of millions across the country with not only her polished vocal range, but also her ability to bring a fresh perspective on romance to life with her thought-provoking and highly relatable lyrics. Since the day she arrived in Nashville, she has shown just how dedicated and driven she is to be making her own mark in Music City. With a string of impressive singles under her belt, a new sponsorship with Herman Marshall Whiskey and a full-length project on the horizon, Taryn continues to prove she’s just getting started. 

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