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|Labels||Carnival Recording Company|
Rob Baird is an American country music singer-songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. He released his debut album, Blue Eyed Angels (Carnival Recording Company), in 2010 and his sophomore effort, I Swear It's the Truth, in May 2012. He also writes for Carnival Music and has penned songs with Rick Brantley, Mark Nesler, Scooter Carusoe, Will Hoge, Gary Nicholson, and more. His music style is often categorized as Americana or country.
Baird relocated from Memphis, Tennessee to Fort Worth, Texas in 2005 to attend Texas Christian University, where he earned a degree in Entrepreneurial Management. During his time at Texas Christian, at the age of 21, he recorded his debut project. The album Blue Eyed Angels was produced by Scott Davis and featured musicians from Hayes Carll's band. That initial effort featured the singles, “Fade Away” (a top 5 single on the Texas Music Chart), “Could Have Been My Baby,” and the title track.
In 2012 Baird followed up Blue Eyed Angels with I Swear It’s The Truth, named one of the top twenty albums of the year by Spin Magazine. This effort showcased his influences, including Tom Petty, Chris Knight, and Robert Earl Keen. I Swear It’s The Truth featured the hit single, “Dreams and Gasoline” which was added to XM’s “The Highway” and was featured in the ABC drama, Nashville (2012 TV series). The video for the single was shot in Joshua Tree, CA and was supported by CMT and their multiple platforms.
In 2013 Baird's "More Than Willing" was featured on Lifetime's Army Wives. Three of his songs have also been used in season three of CW's Hart of Dixie ("Same Damn Thing" in episode 10, "More Than Willing" in episode 17, and "40 Days and 40 Nights" in episode 20).
The past three years, Baird has kept an active touring schedule balancing support slots with Eli Young Band, Corey Smith, Don Williams, and many others with developing an impressive string of headlining dates in several major markets. Baird has been spending time writing with several of Nashville’s songwriters including Mark Nesler, Scooter Carusoe, Marla Cannon, Odie Blackman, Will Hoge, among others.
Roughstock Country gave I Swear It's the Truth 4.5/5 stars, saying "Everything about I Swear It's The Truth suggest a young artist ready to break into the big leagues."
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|Blue Eyed Angels||
|I Swear It's the Truth||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2013||"Dreams and Gasoline"||Eric Ryan Anderson|
|Song Title||Television Program||Season: Episode||Episode Title||Air Date|
|More Than Willing ||Army Wives||Season 7: Episode 12||"Damaged"||June 2, 2013|
|Same Damn Thing ||Hart of Dixie||Season 3: Episode 10||"Star of the Show"||January 20, 2014|
|More Than Willing ||Hart of Dixie||Season 3: Episode 17||"A Good Run of Bad Luck"||April 20, 2014|
|40 Days and 40 Nights ||Hart of Dixie||Season 3: Episode 20||"Together Again"||May 2, 2014|
|Dreams and Gasoline ||Nashville (2012 TV series)||Season 2: Episode 22||"Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"||May 1, 2014|
- "Rob Baird Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- "Rob Baird Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- "CMT : Videos : Rob Baird : Dreams and Gasoline". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 17, 2013.