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.Â Â 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 â€œcoal minerâ€™s daughter,â€ her pure country voice rings true and her songwriting rivals Nashvilleâ€™s finest.Â Bakerâ€™s voice soars on â€œBlackbirdâ€ and fans can look forward to new music with an EP which follows later this spring.Â
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.
Bakerâ€™s love of the stage and her diligence in performance lead to opening for artists like;Â Craig Morgan,Â Brett Eldredge,Â Travis Tritt,Â Billy Currington,Â Chase Bryant,Â Rhonda Vincent,Â Tanya Tucker,Â Sammy Kershaw,Â Jim LauderdaleÂ and many others. Notable appearances by Baker also include; Country Jam Colorado, theÂ Riverbend FestivalÂ in Chattanooga, Tennessee,Â theÂ Young Artist AwardsÂ in Los Angeles, California,Â Findlay MarketÂ â€“Â Cincinnati RedsÂ Opening Day parade, andÂ “Song of the Mountains,”Â a nationally syndicated public television concert series.