COUNTRY SINGER-SONGWRITER BAILEY JAMES INTRODUCES TEENS AND TWEENS TO TRADITONAL COUNTRY MUSIC ON DEBUT “TEXAS SWING”
NEWS / Bailey James, a 13-year-old rising country songstress, will be transporting listeners of all ages to the days when folks were “swinging real slow to the radio” on her premiere single, Texas Swing. With over 70,000 fans across her social media platforms, Bailey is introducing and drawing her swiftly growing young audience to a new adaption of traditional country music merged with lyrics that connect with her fans.
“It’s country, spunky and sassy,” says Bailey. “I was 12 when we began working on the album and it was such a cool experience to co-write this single with my producer David Norris and writer/vocalist Lala Deaton! As a teenager who loves country music, it was hard to relate to the lyrics of songs that I heard on the radio. I thought, ‘I could do this’ and with the help of my parents and great professionals in Nashville, we created an exciting debut record.”
Available at all online retailers on March 25th, Texas Swing is a throwback tune with contemporary lyrics that pays homage to the traditional side of country that was founded on hits of Patsy Cline and continues to find fans with artists like Kacey Musgraves and Brandy Clark. The song serves as an introduction to the Pennsylvania reared songstress. She has established a strong fan base through her YouTube and social media profiles and has appeared at middle and elementary schools across the nation. Consequently, it comes as no coincidence that she is releasing her single during “Music In Our Schools Month.”
“We’ve had the opportunity to perform in several schools and talk about balancing school with your interest and hoping to inspire kids my age to follow their dreams,” says Bailey. “My parents are so supportive and I hope other kids can start discovering things that they like. I also know that teachers and principals can be such great role models. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my 6th grade teacher Mr. Neuman. He would show my videos or talk about the contests I had won in class and I became much more comfortable with this idea because of his support.”
As a teen, Bailey has accomplished more than many rising performing artists on the country scene. She has penned songs with notable writers, recorded her debut EP and even performed on the world famous Bluebird Café stage. Fans can purchase the debut single, Texas Swing at online retailers on March 25th; however, Bailey has another option for downloading and engaging with her fans. If they visit www.giftfrombailey.com, the debut single will be available for free and fans can sign-up to stay updated on her launch into the country scene. Her full length debut album Where It All Begins, which features five songs co-written by Bailey, will be released on iTunes and other online retails on April 29th.
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