Kaitlyn Baker Releases New Single ‘Drinkin’ Hours’
Nashville resident Kaitlyn Baker has released brand new signle Drinkin’ Hours today and it’s as our Country Release Friday pick with MAM Roots. Co-written with her husband Joe Lasher (who recently signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music), Kaitlyn’s beautiful vocal performance on the track with a nod to traditional country storytelling are a perfect match. Drinkin’ Hours is out now on all digital platforms.
Talking about Drinkin’ Hours, Kaitlyn shared, “A lot of people can relate to making the mistake of letting someone go or messing things up. ‘Drinkin’ Hours’ is an anthem for missing someone and having your feelings come to the surface on another level during drinking hours.”
Born and raised in the small town of Pound, VA, Kaitlyn 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 organisation that promotes tourism.
In April, 2018, Kaitlyn released her 6 track EP “Blackbird” which lead to a securing several headline shows and support slots after pop culture website BuzzFeed listed her among eleven “Badass Alternatives to Bro Country.”
Baker has performed coast to coast, and has opened for Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker, 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.
2022 is looking to be one of the most exciting years so far as she is about to embark on a European tour, playing various festivals through the UK, Italy, Holland and others.