Born and raised in the small town of Pound, VA, Kaitlyn 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 singing would carry her far beyond the Appalachian peaks that she calls home. Referred to as a modern day “coal miner’s daughter,” her pure country voice rings of true and her songwriting rivals Nashville’s finest.
Baker got her start by singing in church, but she also began to perform professionally, as a young girl. 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.
Baker’s debut single “Burn” charted on Music Row’s Breakout Chart in 2015 and inspired the creation of Kaitlyn Baker’s BURN Sauce, a hot sauce produced by Pepper Palace in Sevierville, Tennessee. Her follow up singles “Coal Train” and “To Pieces” garnered national attention on music industry charts and media outlets. In 2016 her self-penned “Heart of Appalachia” song was adopted as the official theme song of the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority, a nonprofit organization that promotes tourism.
On “Blackbird” Baker’s voice soars. The six songs, all co-penned by the 23 year-old, are songs about life and love. They show impressive growth, both lyrically and sonically, for the artist who began winning regional talent contests when she was just seven years old, and made national wave with a song called “Coal Train” before her eighteenth birthday.
Baker has performed coast to coast, and has opened for Craig Morgan, Brett Eldredge, Travis Tritt, Billy Currington, Chase Bryant, Rhonda Vincent, Jim Lauderdale and many others. Notable appearances by Baker include Country Jam Colorado, the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Young Artist Awards in Los Angeles, California, Findlay Market – Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade, and "Song of the Mountains," a nationally syndicated public television concert series.
Baker is quite settled into herself now. A strong young woman with a message to share and a song in her heart.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Kaitlyn's performance has electrified our fairgrounds for the second straight year!"
— Justin Smith,
Holmes County Fair, Millersburg, Ohio
"Top 10 Country Artists to Watch"