NASHVILLE, TN (Friday, Dec. 3 2021)…Singer/songwriter, Tori Tullier, announces the release of her debut single “Things I Won’t Forget” from her forthcoming EP, Baby Steps. Tullier is the winner of the ASCAP Sammy Cahn Lyric Writing Award for her solely penned “Nicotine,” with past winners including John Mayer, Lori McKenna, Josh Ritter, and more. After nearly a decade of writing for other artists in Nashville, this release affirms a new chapter for her as an artist. “Things I Won’t Forget” is available today on all streaming platforms.
Produced by Justin Klump at the Woodshed, the song features an eclectic mix of honest lyrics, pure vocals, cello, piano, and banjo. It’s a ride for the listener with dynamics that rise and fall, much like the human heart itself. On writing the song Tullier shares, “‘Things I Won’t Forget’ is super personal. After a relationship I was in ended abruptly, without much closure, I kept seeing little images of our time together. It felt like I was the keeper of all of these memories, and all that comes with that…sadness, frustration, confusion. This is an ode to that person and what they meant to me, the good, the bad, all of it.”
Tullier’s success as a writer has extended to songs on US and Canadian country radio, as well as sync placements for ad campaigns with YouTube Music and the 2021 major motion picture, “The Mauritanian.” The shift towards putting out something under her own name was definitely a transition.
“I knew that when I wrote this song it would have to be me that put it out, because the lyrics are so specific to what I went through. For an introvert songwriter, who is used to other people singing the songs I write with them, it was a tad terrifying. I could either let the songs sit on a computer where they’d never get heard, or do something about it. This time, I chose to do something about it. ‘Things I Won’t Forget’ is the first single from my coming 6 song EP, Baby Steps, and I’m so excited for people to hear it.”
Tori Tullier is an award-winning songwriter based in Nashville, TN. In 2014 she received the ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Lyric Writing Award for her solely-penned song “Nicotine.” Past winners of the award include John Mayer, Lori McKenna, Josh Ritter and Katie Herzig. Her songs have landed on US and Canadian radio with cuts by Tim Hicks (with Lindsay Ell), Tenille Arts, Stephanie Quayle, Emma White, Brittany Kennell and more. She has also had recent success with placements in an ad campaign for YouTube, and in the 2021 major motion picture, “The Mauritanian.” Tori has performed at Tin Pan South along with several Bluebird Cafe appearances. She has had songs featured in People, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, and Forbes magazine, and performed at The Grand Ole Opry. While attending the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Tori took first place in the Bruce Hornsby Songwriting competition. Taking a chapter from the classic Nashville story — after spending a decade writing for other artists — in 2020 she returned to writing on her own, savoring the impromptu sessions alone at night with just her and her piano, and maybe a glass of red. Born from those sessions, “Things I Won’t Forget” is her debut single as an artist from her forthcoming EP, Baby Steps, formally introducing the world to one of Nashville’s best kept secrets.