Over the past few years, Country’s Chatter has posted several articles about Kaitlyn Baker. We were fortunate to see her perform at a club in Bristol, Tenn., where she opened for Matt Stillwell (article here). We also attended an event where she sang our National Anthem. That event was the opening of our Cabela’s store, where Lucas Hoge (country artist and ambassador for Cabela’s) was also on hand to entertain atttendees.
Today we received a press release, telling us that Kaitlyn has just released a new single, “Blackbird”. We are already Kaitlyn Baker fans, and we think all of you will be, too. At the bottom of this press release, we will include one of her videos, for her single “Heart of Appalachia”. Watch this one, and you will understand why we are such big fans.
[Press Release] Kaitlyn Baker, the indie artist and songwriter who began winning regional talent contests when she was just seven years old, releases her brand new single “Blackbird” today! Download and stream the new song HERE.
Baker wrote the song as a tribute to a very close friend who was killed in an automobile accident by a drunk driver and it is now the first single from her forthcoming EP of the same title. Her self-penned songs mirror real life and this one is especially close to her heart.
Born and raised in the small town of Pound, VA, Baker rises from the depths of the coal mines where her family has worked for generations and where the coal dust covers more than just the birds in a veneer of black. Baker has always known that music would carry her far beyond the Appalachian peaks that she calls home. Referred to as a modern day “coal miner’s daughter,” her pure country voice rings true and her songwriting rivals Nashville’s finest. Baker’s voice soars on “Blackbird” and fans can look forward to new music with an EP which follows later this spring.
ABOUT KAITLYN BAKER Like many country artists, Baker got her start by singing in church, but she also began to perform professionally as a young girl at events in her small hometown and surrounding area. By the time she was 14, she had recorded three self-produced albums, which were sold at live performances. Though she is a country artist, she is steeped in musical influences spanning beyond.
Baker’s love of the stage and her diligence in performance lead to opening for artists like; Craig Morgan, Brett Eldredge, Travis Tritt, Billy Currington, Chase Bryant, Rhonda Vincent, Tanya Tucker, Sammy Kershaw, Jim Lauderdale and many others. Notable appearances by Baker also include; Country Jam Colorado, the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Young Artist Awards in Los Angeles, California, Findlay Market – Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade, and “Song of the Mountains,” a nationally syndicated public television concert series.
Baker’s debut single “Burn” charted on Music Row’s Breakout Chart in 2015 and inspired the creation of Kaitlyn Baker’s BURN Sauce, a hot sauce produced by Pepper Palace in Sevierville, Tennessee. Her follow-up singles “Coal Train” and “To Pieces” garnered national attention on music industry charts and media outlets. In 2016 her self-penned “Heart of Appalachia” song was adopted as the official theme song of the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority, a nonprofit organization that promotes tourism. www.kaitlynbaker.com
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