August 03

Tori Tullier Releases Debut EP Baby StepsA Breathtaking Introduction to One of Nashville’s Need-To-Know Singer/Songwriters 

NASHVILLE, TN –Award-winning singer/songwriter Tori Tullier announces the release of her debut EP, Baby Steps. The project features six songs solely written by Tullier, affirming her as one of the next need-to-know singer/songwriters out of Nashville. Crystal clear vocals, emotive lyrics, and a warm mixture of piano and acoustic guitar-driven songs, Baby Steps is a breathtaking introduction.

The project begins with “Things I Won’t Forget,” a visual and poignant take on a breakup, with an ear-catching combo of fragmented banjo, sweeping cello, and driving acoustics. “Songbird” is another highlight, an inspiring message to continue on with a soaring chorus melody and meaningful lyrics. The final track is a deep breath. “Baby Steps” brings it home with themes of comfort and healing, the perfect capstone. A classic Nashville story; after a decade of writing for other artists, Tullier sequestered during quarantine to write by herself and get back to basics. In a ten-year town she is 11 years in, with accolades such as being selected as the recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lyric Writing award, joining past winners like John Mayer and Lori McKenna. Tullier has had songs recorded by country artists such as Tenille Arts, Stephanie Quayle, Sophia Scott, and a chart-topping Canadian duet with Tim Hicks and Lindsay Ell. “I guess I’ve always been a late bloomer, but this feels right. I am excited to release music, play shows and introduce this side of myself that I guess was always there,” Tullier shares. “It took many baby steps to get here, but I am so proud of this project and ready for the next chapter in my career.” Produced by Justin Klump, Baby Steps features some of Nashville’s elite including Jared Kneale on drums, Matt Utterback on bass, Devin Malone on electric guitar and cello, Blane Mitchell on synths, Dustin Ransom on celesta and synth on “Lesson”, with Klump offering acoustic guitars, banjo, synth, and electric guitars, and Tullier on piano and background vocals. Mixed by James Joseph and mastered by Dan Shike, it is a clean and warm sonic scape. Baby Steps is a complete thought with a start and end, taking the listener on a journey through heartbreak and redemption, masterfully told only the way Tullier can. And it’s time for the world to take note.To listen to Baby Steps please visit: learn more visit www.toritullier.comABOUT TORI TULLIER
Tori Tullier is an award-winning songwriter based in Nashville, TN originally from Annapolis, MD. She is the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Lyric Writing Award for her solely-penned song “Nicotine,” joining past winners such as John Mayer and Lori McKenna. Her songs have landed on US and Canadian radio with cuts by Tim Hicks (with Lindsay Ell), Tenille Arts, Stephanie Quayle, Brittany Kennell and more. She has also had success with placements in an ad campaign for YouTube, and in the 2021 major motion picture, “The Mauritanian.” Tori has performed at Tin Pan South along with several Bluebird Cafe appearances. While attending the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Tori took first place in the Bruce Hornsby Songwriting competition. Taking a chapter from the classic Nashville story — after spending a decade writing for other artists — in 2020 she returned to writing on her own, savoring the impromptu sessions alone at night with just her and her piano, and maybe a glass of red. Born from those sessions, Baby Steps is her debut EP, formally introducing the world to one of Nashville’s best kept secrets.
We would like to thank Kate Richardson, Richlynn Group for the press release and artist profile.