Many songwriters struggle knowing they've got to work another job, while pursuing the art and profession of songwriting. Song architect Tori Tullier joins with intel about how she manages to support herself independently. "When it's through royalty earnings, that's wonderful," she says, "but sometimes I have to get creative." The video will be available on this page on 10/22/2020 at 5:45 pm CST.
Tori is an ASCAP Award winning songwriter based in Nashville, originally from Annapolis, MD. In 2014 she received the ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Lyric Writing Award for her song "Your Nicotine." Past winners of the award include John Mayer, Lori Mckenna, Josh Ritter and Katie Herzig. She has performed at Tin Pan South, Nashville's legendary songwriting festival, as well as the Bluebird Cafe, and had songs featured in People, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, Music Row Magazine, and more. Tori is actively involved with ASCAP and was selected to be a member of the GPS Project for 2014. She has also performed for their We Create Music Series.
Tori moved to Nashville after graduating from the University of Miami in 2011 with a degree in Commercial Music Composition and a minor in Music Business. Her focus was voice and piano. At Miami, she took first place in the Bruce Hornsby Songwriting Competition (with Bruce as a judge) and was honored to open for hit songwriter Lamont Dozier (“Baby Love” – The Supremes, “Baby I Need Your Loving” – The Four Tops).
In 2017 she celebrated the success of her first song being singled to radio with Stephanie Quayle's "Selfish" (co-written with Stephanie and Andrew Scott Wills). Released independently on Quayle's own Rebel Engine Entertainment, the song charted on Billboard at #57 and remained on the charts for several months. Stephanie also performed it at her Grand Ole Opry debut. In 2018 Canadian Country superstar Tim Hicks released "The Worst Kind," a duet with Lindsay Ell, (co-written with Tim and Karen Kosowski) that landed at #17 on Canadian Country radio. Tori continues to expand her network of songs released into the world with other cuts from UK sensation Megan McKenna, Emily Rose, Alyssa Micaela, Jess Nolan, Parker McKay, Britnee Kellog, Kaylee Rose, Olivia Lane, and more.