Terah Lynn is so much more than a southern rock singer. She represents an often-overlooked category in the music industry, one that the average listener might not even consider: the blue-collar woman.
In an industry filled with short skirts, tight dresses, and someone else’s money, Lynn emerges as a representative for the hard-working, dirt-under-your-fingernails people of her home in Appalachia and beyond.
Having worked construction and manual labor most of her life, she’s not exactly what you would expect from a rising female artist. The first of the upcoming singles she penned came from ideas swirling in her head while working the bandsaw at Gibson guitar’s lumber mill, where she is the first-ever female supervisor over the mill. The second, from sitting down at home with her notepad at a table she built with her own two hands. Her life’s story is as gritty as her vocal tone which has been likened to artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Tyler, and Tracy Chapman.
That’s not all that makes Lynn as unique as she is. To fund her music career, she’s always known one job wasn’t going to cut it. Always one to push herself, the self-proclaimed “mountain woman” started two small businesses on top of developing her music and working full-time. The first, a graphic design business creating album covers and social media promotions for fellow artists, and the second, a music magazine. Bridge Music Magazine has featured Grammy winners, international superstars, and up-and-coming artists like herself. That venture alone has made her a friend of many in the industry and earned her a strategic partnership with the famed Universal Music Group.
As far as we’re concerned, the sky is the limit for Terah Lynn. It is obvious that she is not afraid of hard work and we see her paving the way for other women whose lives aren’t always as glamorous as the ones portrayed in music videos. The women who bring beauty to blue-collar.