It’s her voice of confidence and wise-beyond-her-years storytelling that already has the GRAMMY’s attention, who today named newcomer singer/songwriter Bailey Bryan to their “Artist of Tomorrow” program. Leading into THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, CBS.com celebrates the next generation of musicians by giving music fans the chance to check out videos from three up-and-coming acts selected by veteran GRAMMY artists. Recommended by seven-time GRAMMY award-winner and current nominee Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, fans can now visit the CBS “Artist Of Tomorrow” page for exclusive content as voting opens to give one rising star the chance to perform during GRAMMY Live®, the official multi-platform streaming coverage of all the behind-the-scenes action leading up to and throughout THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS.
“I woke up this morning in Tampa, FL, loving life on my very first radio tour and now the GRAMMY’s know my name? What is happening?!” Bryan squealed. “But seriously, I think music is such a powerful medium for connecting us as human beings. I hope my songs help other people feel more understood. We are all so unique and different…and that’s what also makes us all the same.”
To watch Bryan’s first exclusive GRAMMY “Artist of Tomorrow” video and to vote, click HERE
It’s Bryan’s “Own It” that caught iHeartMedia’s The Bobby Bones Show host Bobby Bones’ ear ahead of its release to radio, leading him to immediately forecast her “big, big future.” The track was also handpicked by Spotify for their “Wild Country” playlist and was one of only two Country tracks on their “New Music Friday” playlist upon release, while Radio Disney recently asked Bryan to lend her voice on the empowering anthem “The Human Race” in conjunction with their “Share the Joy” campaign.
The 18-year-old’s venture into the music world began in her small hometown of Sequim, WA where she grew up singing on the street in front of her favorite taco stand. At the age of 15, she quickly caught the attention of publishers ultimately leading to a new partnership with Warner Music Nashville and 300 Entertainment. Their joint efforts capture her first release “Own It” as the dance-worthy and autobiographical anthem encourages others to embrace their flaws and live blatantly, and serves as one of the first songs Bryan co-wrote with Dennis Matkotsky and Casey Brown, when she began her monthly trips to Nashville from Washington. For more information, visit www.baileybryan.com.