Rob Baird

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Rob Baird
Born Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Americana, country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 2010–present
Labels Carnival Recording Company
Website http://www.robbairdmusic.com/

Rob Baird is an American country music singer-songwriter[1] from Memphis, Tennessee. He released his debut album, Blue Eyed Angels (Carnival Recording Company),[2] 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.

Biography[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.

Critical Reception[edit]

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."[5]

Spin Magazine included I Swear It's the Truth on their "Top Almbums of 2012" list, calling him a "young, affable folk-pop charmer."[6]

Baird was featured in Billboard's "Spotlight" section in May 2012 covering the release of I Swear It's the Truth.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[8]
US
Heat

[9]
Blue Eyed Angels
I Swear It's the Truth 57 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Dreams and Gasoline"[10] Eric Ryan Anderson

Television Placements[edit]

Song Title Television Program Season: Episode Episode Title Air Date
More Than Willing [11] Army Wives Season 7: Episode 12 "Damaged" June 2, 2013
Same Damn Thing [12] Hart of Dixie Season 3: Episode 10 "Star of the Show" January 20, 2014
More Than Willing [13] Hart of Dixie Season 3: Episode 17 "A Good Run of Bad Luck" April 20, 2014
40 Days and 40 Nights [14] Hart of Dixie Season 3: Episode 20 "Together Again" May 2, 2014
Dreams and Gasoline [15] Nashville (2012 TV series) Season 2: Episode 22 "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" May 1, 2014

References[edit]

http://995blakefm.com/20-questions-with-texas-country-artist-rob-baird/ http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/artists/rob-baird/