Tori Martin currently co-hosts the “Music Biz Besties Songwriter Series” at Whiskey Room Live in Nashville. Tori moved to Nashville, in 2017 to follow her musical dreams. She recently released her current self-titled EP and continues to tour across the country.
Her talent is apparent by the success she’s had on the Texas Country charts. Her songs “From Here to There” (#22), “Done Deal” (#19), and “Woman Up” (#20) are all loved amongst her fans.
Growing up in Azle, Texas, the 23-year-old sultry songstress always had a passion for music. She began singing in church as a child and was heavily influenced by her country music-loving Paw-Paw, who bought Tori her first guitar. Growing up on classics like Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette, “Stand by Your Man” was the first song she learned to sing.
When Tori turned 14, she began performing at opry houses around Texas. She recorded her first EP, Falling Straight Up, in Nashville at age 16 and played her first headlining concert that same year.
Noting Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and Stevie Nicks as her musical inspirations, Tori has become known for her powerhouse vocals and sincere songwriting. In 2014, she was named one of the “New Faces of Country” by Renegade Radio Nashville and was a contestant on Season 14 of American Idol. The following year she was nominated for “New Female Vocalist of the Year” at the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards. She also performed at Taste of Addison, headlined by Granger Smith, in Texas in 2017.
“My greatest dream is to share what I love to do with the world, and that’s sing and make music! I love to be on stage and connect with my fans. To me, that’s home.” — TORI MARTIN, ARTIST-WRITER