Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Sarah Taylor Young is thrilled to release her new EP, Step Into Freedom. The title cut was released in April and is already creating a buzz among music industry pundits and fans following its international premiere on Radio SoBro’s NuMu Friday (an all-streaming radio platform that allows listeners to enjoy Nashville’s songwriters worldwide). The single is now available through all streaming platforms and digital retailers and the physical EP can be purchased here beginning May 15th.
Step Into Freedom takes Young’s country roots and perfectly blends them with CCM, Pop, and Inspiration to create a unique sound of her own. “Step Into Freedom” is an anthem for Young’s life and story. The album was produced by multiple Dove award-winning songwriter, Brian White and Matt Houston. Also featured as a background vocalist is CCM artist Karyn Williams who recently toured with Natalie Grant and The Newsboys. All songs were either written or co-written by Young. The 5-song collection, recorded at The Parlor in Nashville, will be available digitally in the fall of 2021. The first single, “I Still Believe” was released in February.
The release of this project is extremely significant to Young. It begins a brand new chapter for her, both as an artist and personally, as a woman who has overcome being in an abusive relationship. Step Into Freedom is also the name of Young’s new ministry that she and husband, Adam, are launching, “My mission is to help other women who have been in or are dealing with similar circumstances and to remind them that they are not alone.” Young added, “I’ve been on my own recovery journey for a while now. I became serious about turning my personal tragedy into a way to help others when I was pregnant with my daughter Olivia, now 4. I began to experience a relationship with Jesus Christ that I never knew could exist. He is not only my Lord and Saviour, but he nailed all of my guilt and shame to the cross as well. He nailed my past and my burdens. He nailed my part as well as my abuser’s parts too. It has been washed away clean. No baggage.”
The first Step Into Freedom Conference will be held on May 15th from 2-5 p.m. at Life Lift Church in Murfreesboro, TN, where Young is a worship minister and has been assisting in the church’s re-launch. Register here. Face masks are required. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live on Facebook. The couple will share their journey on marriage, and the trials of overcoming the past. They will also discuss the 7 steps to freedom starting with faith and ending with forgiveness of others. Suggested donation is $10 per person (benefiting the ministry). All guests will receive a copy of the Step Into Freedom LP and a Freedom workbook to use during the conference. Guest speakers include Contemporary Christian Artist, Briana Domenica, founder of Angel in the Sky, a non-profit shining a light on suicide awareness, and Judy Smith of Second Chance Vision Ministry, shining a light on domestic violence and awareness. Young encourages anyone who feels they can relate, and/or needs help/support to participate. It is her hope to inspire, empower, and equip anyone on a similar path to the one that she was on several years ago. Additional conferences are being added to her schedule and will be posted on her website.
Young is also the creator and host of Celebration Conversations, a podcast where she shares relatable and inspirational conversations with fellow co-writers, artists, and friends from all walks of life. Guests have included multi-award-winning artist, Brady Seals (Little Texas), CCM artist Briana Domenica, and former American Idol contestant, Tori Martin. Young hopes that listeners will be encouraged by the stories she shares and find motivation and celebration in their own life story. Her podcast can be found on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and many other outlets. Listen here: here.
“I Still Believe” (Brian White, Matt Houston, Sarah Taylor Young)
“How Was I To Know” (Briana Domenica, Shannon Kimzey, Sarah Taylor Young)
“Woman at the Well” (Bobby Taylor, Sarah Taylor Young)
“Love One Another” (Brian White, Matt Houston, Patrick Dodge, Sarah Taylor Young)