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Who is Harley Taylor ?
Brad Chutes is known professionally as "Harley Taylor." A Nashville recording artist and country and classic rock music solo artist. Born in Columbus, Ohio in1963 Brad Chutes spent his first years in the music business toiling in his obscurity.
He broke out with classic country and top 40 country music covers. Following a year and 10 months of success on the road at various venues across the Mid- West Harley Taylor is known for his dedication and passion for country and classic rock and he is labeled as a "stand up guy" and "crowd pleaser"!
Country & Classic Rock Music Artist Harley Taylor was born Brad Chutes on April 3rd 1963 in Columbus, Ohio in the short north. He continued to live with his parents Tommy Chutes and Judith Chutes until they split up when he was just thirteen years old. Brad Chutes then moved in with his Grandparents Poppy and Nanny in Gahanna, Ohio. Brad Chutes/ Harley Taylor honored his musical talents at an early age and made his first public appearance as a singer at the age of 11 performing The night the lights went out in Georgia at East Linden Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio Talent Contest .
Harley Taylor working as his own booking agent began landing gigs at local bars, pubs, restaurants, winery's, weddings and private parties through out the Mid- West and continues to pursue his passion and dream for country and classic rock music. Harley Taylor has opened up for class act bands such as "Raven Cliff" from Nashville, Tennessee and has shared the stage with Country Sunshine from Columbus, Ohio who has been on tour with McGuffey Lane for the past twenty years! In July of 2018 Harley Taylor performed in Nashville, Tennessee at the Hayes St. hotel and the Ryman Auditorium where he recorded one of his favorite covers Momma don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
Brad Chutes served the community of Delaware, Ohio at the Delaware Christian Church on three different Worship teams playing electric guitar. He also served as a Deacon and helped out with the youth group. Brad Chutes played Bass for Sacred Trust, a local Christian Rock Band in Delaware, Ohio 2006 where he participated in praise jam to help raise funds for the Common Ground Free Store Ministries. Brad Chutes also was founder and manager of the Band Chosen u , a five piece Christian Rock Band in 2000-2003.
Brad Chutes attended Cross Roads Music in Delaware, Ohio formerly known as Big Daddy's Music where he studied music and theory under the instruction of Jason Brechtel from 2000-2007
Brad Chutes / Harley Taylor grew up listening to his father and his friends play classic country music in the 60's, 70's, 80's !
Some of Harley Taylor's influences would include: Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr. , McGuffey Lane, Alabama, Meryl Haggard, and David Allen Coe, Allen Jackson, and Conway Twitty, CCR, Neil Young, James Taylor and Bob Seger.
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