There’s something inevitable about Tara Henton’s status as a rising star of British country music.
Born and raised in a small lakeside city in Ontario, Canada, Tara absorbed her father’s love for the iconic sounds of Nashville, with the likes of Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard blasting from the stereo as they drove around in his Chevy half-ton.
Creating and performing her own music soon became a crucial part of Tara’s identity. Honing her budding talent through piano and vocal lessons, she saved her pocket money to buy instruments, and wrote songs in her bedroom.
She then cut her musical teeth by performing in cover bands and arts festivals, also achieving a Bachelor of Music degree from Queen’s University.
Tara’s eclectic song-writing style and captivating voice soon drew attention. Not only was she featured in a televised talent search show in her beloved Nashville, but she was also a finalist in the Kingston Country Singing Showdown (where the winner happened to be one Avril Lavigne.)
Following her move to the UK, Tara has immersed herself in writing and performing, teaching and collaborating with music-makers across the country. She has become well-known and adored by audiences for her charismatic stage presence and up-beat banter, combined with her authentic, honest and emotive performance.
In 2021, Tara released her debut single "Now That You’re Gone" which gained international radio play and peaked at #4 in the UK Country iTunes chart. The song was also named a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest. Following, her second release "Wild Horse", co-written with Kelly Williams, peaked at #2 in the UK Country iTunes Chart.
“Fishin' For Your Love" is the brand new single, also co-written with Kelly Williams.
"The initial idea was completely from Kelly. She came to me and said she'd been working on a song using a fishing metaphor for someone who had a crush and was trying to ‘catch’ love. She sang it to me, and I was immediately in love with the song. She told me that she received some feedback that the melody in the chorus and the bridge needed a lift, and asked me for some ideas. I reworked the tune and shared it with her, at which point she invited me to work with her as a cowriter on the project. I consider myself so honoured to have been a part of bringing this song to life.”
The single is to be released on Friday 1st July, Canada Day!
“I am very proud of my Canadian heritage. I have so many wonderful memories fishing with my family as a child and it's a huge part of our way of life. I'm a Kenora girl through and through, and although I live on the other side of the pond now, I haven't forgotten my roots! I wanted to release the single on Canada Day to honour this.”