Exclusive Interview With Terah Lynn: Nashville Recording Artist, Magazine Editor, And Quiet Hero

Terah Lynn has worn many hats in her lifetime.

The Appalachian singer has worked in construction, landscaping, and digging ditches, to name a few. When she relocated to Nashville in 2021, Terah added even more. She made history by being hired as the first female supervisor of Gibson’s lumber mill and continues her career with the famous guitar maker by currently managing their Pickup Shop. All the while, the hard-working woman has been running Bridge Magazine, the online publication Lynn founded during a pandemic lay-off.

Bridge Magazine has become a fast-rising favorite in the music scene, earning Lynn a strategic partnership with Universal Music Group, one of the largest record labels in the world. “There isn’t a day that I’m not in awe of getting to work with them …or that I don’t wonder if maybe they meant to call someone else.”

Bridge, which has featured major artists and acts from all genres, is quickly becoming a beloved staple among her peers. American Idol alum, Joey Cook says “Terah makes an interview feel like you’re just talking to an old friend. You can tell she genuinely cares about you and your music.” This has become a common theme among those who have worked with Lynn. One artist endearingly called her “Nashville’s Hype Woman” as she constantly supports her fellow artists through her platform.

So it should be no surprise to find out that Terah is also a real-life hero.

Recently, Terah was stopped at a red light in Nashville when she looked up to see a utility van heading straight towards her. The driver and passenger were both unconscious. She quickly checked her rearview, contemplating backing up to avoid impact but when she saw a woman and her child behind her, she knew she had to take the hit. Moments later, the van struck her Jeep head-on.

With no regard for her own safety or injury, Lynn jumped out and ran to the van. As she approached, she saw that the men were not breathing. When she found the passenger door was locked, Terah grabbed a rock and broke the window to gain access while a bystander did the same with the driver. Lynn immediately began CPR on the passenger, “praying,” and performing chest compressions in an attempt to revive him. She was able to get the passenger breathing sporadically, enough to sustain him until paramedics came to administer several doses of Narcan.

As a result of Terah’s and the bystander’s heroic efforts, both men survived.

News traveled fast as the advertisements for Bridge displayed on her Jeep were seen by bystanders. When they reported what they saw, a local news channel contacted Lynn. Channel 4’s Rebecca Cardenas ran the story on the 6 o’clock news where she began by saying “The first thing you notice about Terah is her humility. When I reached out to her about doing this story, the first thing she said was that she didn’t want to make this about her.”

Cardenas continued to describe the event and further emphasized how quiet Terah wanted to be in regards to what she had done and the selfless way she had acted in the face of wrongdoing. “In that moment, his need for help was greater than my need to be angry,” Lynn told WSMV about the injustice.

As she continues to deal with the after-effects of the accident, the artist is making plans to return to the studio with producer Dean Miller.

Dean is the son of Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Roger Miller, and has worked with legends such as Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Alison Kraus, Chris Stapleton, and more. There is no doubt that Miller’s expertise coupled with Terah’s unique, gravely voice will result in a powerful collaboration. “I’m beyond excited to be working with Dean,” she says, “and I can’t wait to finally get back to my music.”

Connect with Terah on social media [@terahlynnofficial] to follow her incredible journey with music, the magazine and any other hat she decides to wear.

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