Jesse was born and raised in Arlington, Washington. With his Mom named after a Johnny Cash song and his Dad a team roper and songwriter, Jesse grew up with rodeo -- and music -- in his blood. He began roping at age 3, was given his first guitar at age 4 and rode his first bull at 14. He began writing songs at 16 and two years later went on the road in his pick-up truck with his dog, Sandy. At 22, Jesse recorded his first album, One Chance to Win, in his Mom’s kitchen. It contains ten of his original songs.
After 2 years working on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, Jesse returned home to record his debut studio album, Out Here in the Country, at Blackbird Studio in Nashville. It was released on March 26, 2013.
Jesse is now back on the road sharing his music. He counts Chris LeDoux, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Frank Sinatra and Jimi Hendrix among his music influences. Through hard work and lean living, Jesse Taylor is living his dream.