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Australia's Super Talented Toria Richings Returns With New Single 'Ride Your Horses'
This is the first single to come from Toria Richings highly anticipated new EP ‘The Nashville Sessions’
Recorded across two countries in Sydney and Nashville, the musicians playing on this have had amazing careers of their own, playing with the likes of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks - and the list goes on!
‘Ride Your Horses’ Is a song Toria wrote while feeling caught within the weight of grief. Toria lost her mum very suddenly, although she will tell you this song is not meant to feel sad. It is about having that special person in your life that walks all your footsteps with you good or bad. The song is about being able to move on and feel the wind in your hair again. With pedal steel, melodic lead guitar and piano this song really gives you the all feel factor.
From an early age, Toria Richings began her love of all things musical, listening to the likes of Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Queen, Joan Baez and Neil Finn, she felt inspired to want to play music, teaching herself guitar aged 12, she began writing little songs and jingles to her own music.
From the age of 16 she began honing her skills, and developed a real love for creative songwriting with the added bonus of writing her own music too. Aged 18 she began playing live gigs in her local pubs, singing covers, slipping in her own songs whenever she could, which were always received well by her audiences. As with many singer songwriters life sometimes gets in the way, she got married and had a little family, putting music behind her to focus on raising her children.
Fast forward to 2019, Toria and her family made a life changing decision and decided to try life in Australia. Before they arrived they spent 6 weeks travelling America, taking in the magic of Nashville and Memphis. During this trip Toria fell in love all over again with songwriting.
Making the decision to push forward with her music, she began writing songs again, and took the decision to step out from being a bedroom singer, and began recording her music.
In July 2020, Toria released her first EP "Turning Tides", and has been overwhelmed at the response, with the EP receiving actual proper old-fashioned air-play and Toria receiving requests for interviews... an incredible outcome for her first EP and her first foray into a studio.
Toria's second EP - "Diamond Stone" - was released in the first half of 2021.