Tiffany Williams

Tiffany Williams is a native of Eastern Kentucky; she is a coal miner's daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter and an exciting emerging voice who crafts achingly beautiful songs about what it means, in her experience, to be from the Appalachian Mountains."I love Appalachia as I love myself," she says, "with an intimate understanding of its shortcomings and virtues, with compassion and forgiveness, and with fierce hope. It’s home and always will be, but, for me,it took moving away to write about it."When she "took off down the big road," she ended up in Nashville, where, for the last five years, she has honed her songwriting through commercial, co-writing, and solo pursuits.

In addition to her keen abilities as a songwriter, Tiffany is anaward-winning fiction writer (publishing under the moniker T.M. Williams). She is the recipient of the 2011 Jean Ritchie Fellowship for Appalachian Writing and the 2017 Denny C. Plattner Award for fiction. Her stories have been featured in Still: The Journal,Waxing & Waning, and Appalachian Heritage. While she is still writing songs, she is also currently at work on her first novel