Kaitlyn Baker was recently featured among 15 “Rising Stars” on the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards ZinePak, a 2-CD compilation set that debuted at #4 on Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Albums Chart and was in the Top 10 for three consecutive weeks.
A native of the coal mining town of Pound, Virginia, the 20-year-old singer has been called a new “coal miner’s daughter,” a reference to one of her favorite artists, the legendary Loretta Lynn. Indeed, Baker’s own music has been influenced by the beauty of the Cumberland Mountains and the ruggedness of the coal mining culture in which she was raised.
Baker’s debut single “Burn” is being played by a growing number of radio stations. Based on a real situation, the song tells the story of a woman who won’t tolerate a cheating man. The upbeat song even inspired a hot sauce, Kaitlyn Baker’s BURN Sauce, which is produced by Pepper Palace in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Meanwhile, Baker’s song “Coal Train,” which was selected for inclusion on the ACM Awards ZinePak, was inspired by her hometown and the economic hardships brought about by layoffs in the coal industry.
Baker has been performing professionally since she was a young girl, and has opened for several acclaimed artists including Travis Tritt, Billy Currington, Rhonda Vincent, Sammy Kershaw and others. In Nashville, she has performed at Tootsie’s, Hard Rock Café, 3rd and Lindsley and 12th and Porter.
Soon Baker will appear on the nationally syndicated public television concert series “Song of the Mountains,” which airs in Cincinnati on WCET-TV (channel 48) and on Northern Kentucky’s WCVN-TV (channel 54). Check local listings, as schedules vary by market.
The music of Kaitlyn Baker is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. For more information, visit www.KaitlynBaker.com.
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This band isn't local to Cincinnati.