Born and raised in small town Marion, Arkansas, just outside of the musically historic city of Memphis, Tennessee, Bailey has always had a passion for songwriting. Picking up the guitar at only nine years old, she began to write songs within the first week of playing. Early influences including John Denver, Joni Mitchell, and John Prine, Bailey’s songs represent an era of authentic sound and songwriting that sometimes seems lost in our music industry today.
At the age of 17, Bailey won “Memphis’ Best Song of 2017,” for her original song, “Wildflower.” Since then, she has performed many festivals and venues from Celebrate Memphis, AmericanaFest, and many more, also recording at studios such as Dark Horse Studios, Sun Studios, Ardent Studios, and signing a record deal with Big Legal Mess Records at the age of 20. She has also been recognized as a top ten up-and-coming Americana artist you should be listening to by Ditty TV, songwriters you should be listening to by Memphis Magazine, and most recently named “New Comer of the year” in the Commercial Appeal for 2020.
“Every now and again one of those quintessentially shining voices appears, and now is definitely one of those times.” -Melissa Clarke (Americana Highways)
“…certainly her skills as a songwriter and vocalist were obvious. Her unaffected alto, reminiscent of Buffy Sainte-Marie, was the perfect vehicle for her simple, deft turns of phrase.” -Alex Greene (Memphis Flyer)