Bailey Taylor

Bailey Taylor

BayTay, who many may know as Bailey Taylor, grew up with music surrounding her. Being the niece of Pittsburgh native and legend, B.E. Taylor, she was introduced to music at a very young age and fell in love with performing because of him. On August 7th, 2016, B.E. Taylor went home to be with the Lord, and the last thing Bailey whispered in his ear before he took his last breath was “I’m going to follow in your footsteps, and make you proud.” Ever since that day, she has been doing just that. Bailey moved to Nashville, Tennessee after graduating from Moon Area High School in 2018 to pursue her dream of music. It was there that she decided to make her performing name, BayTay. “It was always my nickname growing up with my family and friends, so it just feels like home when people call me that in Nashville.” she says. BayTay released her first single, “Not A Worry” in July of 2020 on all music platforms. Since then, she has released 4 other songs, one of which is a Christmas original, “What Christmas Means To Me.” “As a kid, you grow up looking forward to Christmas because of all the presents, but as I got older, I quickly realized that Christmas is so much more than that.” She plans to write and record more Christmas tunes in the near future with son of B.E./her cousin, B.C. Taylor. “I never got a chance to write with my uncle, so getting to now write and work with B.C. is a really neat feeling. We both know he is with us with every lyric we write.” 

This is BayTay’s third year being apart of “Shaker Woods - Christmas In The Woods.” “I always loved coming to watch my uncle perform at this festival, so to be able to stand on the same stage he did is a really bittersweet experience each year. I love fall and I LOVE Christmas, so combining the two makes me one happy girl.” She’s looking forward to singing some of her favorite Christmas tunes in the beautiful woods again this year, and hopes to get everyone in the Christmas spirit! 

Keep up with BayTay’s upcoming events at her website, Baytaymusic.com and be sure to follow her on her socials (Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok) @baytaymusic.