“One of the best new talents to come our way in a long time… Great music, super vocals, the whole package… that’s Bailey James.”
– Ed Carter
Program Director, WLLX-FM/WLXA-FM/WKSR-FM
“I’ve liked everything she’s ever put out so far, and [Run Girl] continues her winning ways. The band is cooking, and she’s a master chef as a singer. Toe-tapping tempo, a catchy tune and a home-run performance are the ingredients.”
– Robert K. Oermann
Renowned music critic, Nashville TN
You would be hard-pressed to find a 16-year-old music artist with a resume like that possessed by Bailey James. Not only has she appeared and performed at the legendary Bluebird Café, the famous The Wildhorse Saloon, the home of the Grand Ole Opry radio station WSM-AM, as well as participating in the mega-popular CMA Music Festival in Nashville, she also took part in numerous press interviews and showcased her talent during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Music City. A vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with over 145,000 fans across her social media platforms, Bailey is a standout artist in a new country traditionalist genre who combines elements of classic country with contemporary sounds and energy. This soulful performer is introducing and drawing her swiftly-growing young audience to a fresh musical adaptation that is well beyond her years.
This teen country sensation launched her first release to country radio, Run Girl, which peaked in the Top 40 (#36) on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. The accompanying music video has been viewed on her YouTube page over 132,000 times and made its premiere on The Country Network. It also ran across many national TV affiliates including The Heartland TV Network. This tune, which she co-wrote, boasts an engaging storyline of hard-word and genuine passion in pursuit of her dreams. This opened up doors to her performing at numerous industry locations including the Music Row office and was also on a full-fledge radio tour, visiting stations in Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, New York, among others in support of the single.
Both the song and video for Run Girl were produced by Nashville entertainment veteran Jeffrey Teague of Artist & Repertoire and is available on iTunes and all major retailers. Currently, she has been expanding her repertoire by writing and recording new material for a follow-up single and EP to be released soon.
In addition, this rising country songstress and social media sensation has been tapped as the first teen ambassador with The Jason Foundation for several years now. She is dedicated to raising awareness for suicide prevention through education and empowerment on behalf of this important non-profit organization in her shows and across her social media. This honor places Bailey alongside longtime Jason Foundation musical ambassadors, Charlie Daniels and Rascal Flatts.
Bailey’s genuine love for music and helping others shines through in everything she does and promises to only grow stronger as this teen continues her musical journey.