LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN’s interest in music began when she was very young and by her very own admission, it was an interesting beginning. One of her first songs was “”Drinking Shirley Temples and Eating Cherry Pie””.
Lynne got her first guitar when she was just 9 years old and began writing songs shortly afterwards. At the ripe old age of 16, she had her own TV show on a cable channel in Vancouver. The “”Lynne Donovan Show”” ran for 12 weeks.
Lynne’s first big break came in 1980 when she released a cover of the Gene Pitney song “”Half Heaven, Half Heartache”” in the UK. It was picked up up by the BBC. Back home in Canada, Lynne performed as a solo artist until 1985 when she became part of the top 40 cover band “”The Cynics””.
In the late 80s, Lynne teamed up with DMT Records and began releasing a series of single. “”Don’t Make Me Lie”” became a top 10 single in Canada, the video received extensive airplay on CMT and several TV appearances followed include the national “”Jimmy Ferguson Show””. Lynne went on to tour with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and release more singles, until DMT Records closed down in 1992.
Through a chance meeting, Lynne teamed up with Gord Bridgewater and formed Lynne Donovan Music in 1994 and latterly Pacific Records. She recorded and released the songs “”Angel In Your Eyes””, which was to become one of the most successful songs of her career.
Lynne has opened shows for Loretta Lynn and Alan Jackson. She has also performed extensively in her native Canada – but has also toured the UK. In fact, Lynne was named Female Entertainer Of The Year at the British Jukebox Awards 2006…
The videos to her songs have been shown in many countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Greece Kenya and Ireland.
Lynne’s music is available to download from all the popular download sites, including iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.
See the following reviews of Lynne Taylor Donovan….
“”Lynne has played a major role in putting Canadian Country music on the U.K. map and into Europe. A very talented artist with a truly endearing vocal style””, Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio UK
“”Angel In Your Eyes”” is a lively song that is sure to be popular with line dancers, with it’s heavy beat. This is another very catchy song with some great dobro fills and is already attracting loads of airplay worldwide””, Ray Grundy, Metro Country
“”LTD is not only attractive, but the gal can sing……standout tracks include the mandolin, Dobro, guitar and drum fest played out on “”Angel In Your Eyes,”” ..a former #3 on European charts…..a sultry and attractive appearance, and a band who hang tight on every perfect note, its an accurate description.”” George Peden – Country Review-Australia
“”her sound is guitar based country, polished and modern, as good as any from today’s Nashville sounding hits””. Brigitte Strachan – Country Music and Dance-Scotland