Recorded at The Shop Studio

Engineer: Van Atkins  Mix and Mastered: Van Atkins 

Produced by: Joe Lasher   Co-Producer: Kaitlyn Baker 

BGV’s: Kaitlyn Baker

As the music scene finds its feet again after both the pandemic and the restrictions imposed, fast-rising star Kaitlyn Baker strides onward and upwards and is back in the ascendant, releasing the first of what will be a run of brand-new releases from the Virginia-born singer/songwriter. No surprise as Kaitlyn was flagged up as one of the “Top 10 Country Artists to Watch” by The Huffington Post

Now based in Nashville and married to her co-writer Joe Lasher, Kaitlyn is no stranger to the Music City bright lights after the release of her critically acclaimed 6-track EP ‘Blackbird’ in 2018. BuzzFeed listed her as one of “11 Badass Alternatives to Bro Country That You Need in Your Life.”

‘Blackbird’s success spearheaded a string of live shows and saw Kaitlyn performing coast to coast and opening for huge country stars such as Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker, Craig Morgan, Brett Eldredge, Travis Tritt, Billy Currington, Chase Bryant, Rhonda Vincent, Jim Lauderdale and many more.

Kaitlyn has co-written nearly all of her new releases with her husband Joe Lasher (who recently was featured in Music Row Magazine after signing a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music). You’ll find that Kaitlyn’s incomparable, beautiful voice singing hit pop melodies with a nod to traditional country stories, makes for a match made in heaven.

Kaitlyn’s voice simply soars on this new release and the song’s subject matter is one we can all grasp as Kaitlyn explains: “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.”

Kaitlyn is ably aided and abetted on ‘Drinkin’ Hours’ by Jonathan Brown (on keys); Duncan Mullins (bass); Jeremy Medkiff (electric & acoustic guitar) and Tony Creasman (drums)

 Kaitlyn was booked to play London’s C2C (Country to Country) prestigious festival back in 2020 and now, with an exciting year ahead, UK fans won’t have to wait too much longer to see her live, as Kaitlyn is embarking on a European & UK tour next year.

‘Drinkin’ Hours’ is released worldwide on 29th October and available on all digital platforms.

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 organization 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.

“Top 10 Country Artists to Watch” — Huffington Post 

“Feisty” – BuzzFeed

“Empowering” – Got Country

“…One of country music’s fastest rising stars.” — Dayton Daily News