Kaitlyn Baker Releases Debut Single 'BURN'
A long-ago sermon by a country preacher and whispered tales of a grandmother's adulterous ex-husband were the inspiration behind "Burn," the powerful debut single from rising Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Baker (Silvercreek Records).
Baker, 19, grew up in the coal mining town of Pound, Virginia, and has been singing professionally since she was a young girl. At age 16, she started writing her own songs, some of which, including "Burn," will be on an upcoming album to be distributed through Sony/RED.
With an anthem-like quality, "Burn" tells the story of a fed-up woman who stuffs her husband's clothes into a trash can and sets them on fire, to purge memories of his incessant cheating. (LISTEN HERE)
"For a long time, I had this lyric on the tip of my tongue: 'The truth will stand when the world's on fire.' I remembered it from a sermon when I was a little girl," Baker said. "I started thinking about how it might apply to someone who's been cheated on, like my mamaw, back when she was young. She kicked the guy out and went on to raise four children by herself. She won't tolerate anyone doing something wrong. She's such a strong woman."
"Burn" was co-written by Scott Arnold, Baker's manager, who discovered her performing at a country fair when she was 12 years old.
"I was there with my own band," he said. "Kaitlyn was just this little girl I had never heard of, but when she opened her mouth and started singing, she was amazing. I've been working with her ever since, recording her in the studio and writing songs with her. She has a real talent for lyrics that mean something."
"Most of my songs are based on my own experiences or what I've seen happen to other people," Baker added. "I love telling stories through music."
Baker has previously released three self-produced albums. The upcoming album for
Silvercreek Records is her first one produced in Nashville, and the buzz is good. Recently, Baker taped an episode of the nationally syndicated public television concert series "Song of the Mountains." Upcoming live performances include opening for Travis Tritt in Albany, Georgia, on July 18 and headlining at the Hillbilly Woodstock Festival in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, on August 2.
"Burn" is available through iTunes and Amazon:
Information about Kaitlyn Baker is available at www.KaitlynBaker.com.