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. With early influences including Joni Mitchell and John Prine, Bailey’s songs represent an era of authentic sound and songwriting that sometimes seems lost in today’s music industry.
At the age of 17, Bailey won “Memphis’ Best Song of 2017” for her original song “Wildflower.” Since then, she has performed at festivals and venues, including Celebrate Memphis, AmericanaFest, Folk Alliance and many more. She has also recorded at studios such as Dark Horse, Sun, and Ardent. She has been recognized as a top ten up-and-coming Americana artist by Ditty TV, a songwriter you should be listening to by Memphis Magazine, and was most recently named Memphis’ 2020 “Newcomer of the Year” by The Commercial Appeal. Bailey is working on her new release, the full-lenth “Coyote Red” album, with Madjack Records. Recorded at heralded Zebra Ranch in Mississippi, it will be released in March of 2022.
“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)
1. Coyote Red