Fair Guide - Pontotoc County 2021 - Page 23

Bailey Rae

Year Nominee . Her debut single , “ Never Been This Lonely ” released in January 2020 and spent several weeks on the Texas Country Music Chart . “ Never Been This Lonely ,” written by Charlie Shearer , was nominated for the Josie Music Awards 2020 Contemporary Country Song of the Year award and Charlie Shearer was nominated for Texas Country Music Association ’ s 2020 Songwriter of the Year for the single . Bailey Rae ’ s second single , " I ' m In Love ,” was released in June of 2020 . Her music is available on all digital music platforms . Along with working on a music career of her own , Bailey Rae is a guitar , ukulele , and vocal coach for beginners at Shawnda Rains Studios in Denison , Texas . She is a veteran performer and mentor for StageStruck Performance Troupe . As an avid vinyl collector , Bailey Rae has over a hundred albums from artists such as Dolly Parton , Ernest Tubbs , Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris . Those albums once belonging to her Great-Great Grandmother , discovered at a yard sale by her grandmother years ago , are by far her favorites .
Even though she and her Great-Great Grandmother never met , Bailey Rae feels connected to her through music . And that ’ s the connection she hopes to pass on to her audience each time she performs on stage .