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CD / Song Review: Bailey Callahan - Home Made - by Preshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show


CD / Song Review: Bailey Callahan - Home Made - by Preshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Bailey Callahan’s new single, “Home Made,” drops July 11 and sounds like one of those made-for-midsummer songs that create visions of long, lazy days and hot nights.

The song opens with a chugging acoustic guitar and Bailey’s distinctive voice telling of “backwoods bonfires, howlin’ at the moon / July the fourth, layin’ on a rusty pontoon.” But the energy steadily builds towards the chorus and she tells us she’ll “always be the girl that home made.”

Since arriving in Nashville just over a year ago from her native Florida, Bailey (now nineteen) has proved to be a powerful songwriter with a maturity beyond her years. “Home Made” was co-written with Jared Anderson and Ryan Robinette, and Bailey already has numerous co-write credits on her resume. As a performer, she has been steadily building her base of “CallaFans” while opening for the likes of Luke Combs, Hunter Hayes, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery and more. “Home Made” follows her self-titled EP that charted at No. 53 on iTunes, and she is set to increase her overseas fanbase as 2019 will see her tour including stops in Dublin, Ireland.

On “Home Made,” Bailey gives us a summer anthem with heartfelt lyrics about growing up but never losing touch with the important things of life in small-town America. Producer Robbie Artress (Chris Stapleton) steadily swelling the energy behind Bailey’s voice, increasing the presence of percussion, guitars and keyboards towards a fist-pumping instant earworm.


(Full disclosure: Bailey is a former client of mine, a part of my Nashville Music Line / College of Songology.)

1 comment:

  1. Just heard this song! It's now stuck in my mind. She's got a great voice and I can visualize exactly what shes singing about! I'd love to hear more of her songs!!! Please???

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