One of CMT's Next Women of Country
Bailey Bryan's parents are big on leaps of faith. Bailey wasn't yet old enough to vote when they flew with her from Seattle, settled her into an apartment 45 minutes north of Nashville and—after a few months, when she'd finished school and turned 18—left. But Bailey had been visiting Nashville on songwriting trips for several years and by this time the forever positive, proudly awkward teen from Sequim, Washington, had a publishing deal and was on her way to signing with 300 Entertainment in a joint venture with Warner Music Nashville. In the nearly two years since, she's left no room for regret. She was embraced by the Nashville community, and CMT selected her for their 2018 classes of Next Women of Country and Listen Up Artists. And with more than 10 million streams, tour runs with Dan + Shay and Kane Brown, main stage performances at Stagecoach and Watershed, an EP that's been lauded by The New York Times as “excellent” and “infectious”… yeah she's doing OK. Check out this talented country newcomer in her Ark debut! Ann Arbor songwriter Julia Furlong opens.