Rayland Baxter

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Rayland Baxter
Rayland Baxter Newport Folk Festival July 2016.jpg
Newport Folk Festival (right)
July 23, 2016
Background information
Birth nameRayland Baxter
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresAlternative country, Americana
Years active2010–present

Rayland Baxter, stylized as rayLand baxter, is an American alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently signed to ATO Records. Baxter is also the son of musician Bucky Baxter.[1]


Baxter began performing in 2010, when he was featured on the song Shanghai Cigarettes by country musician Caitlin Rose.[2] In 2012, Baxter released his debut full-length album, titled Feathers & Fishhooks (stylized as feathers & fishHooks), via ATO Records.[3][4] In 2013, Baxter released his first extended play, titled Ashkelon (stylized as ashkeLON) also via ATO Records. The title is named after the town Ashkelon in Israel.[5] On August 14, 2015, Baxter released his second studio album titled Imaginary Man.[6] In 2018, Baxter released his third full-length album titled Wide Awake.[7]


  1. ^ Schlansky, Evan. "Rayland Baxter". American Songwriter. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ LeMay, Joseph. "Video: Caitlin Rose, "Shanghai Cigarettes"". American Songwriter. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Bort, Ryan. "Album Stream: Rayland Baxter – feathers & fishHooks". Paste Magazine.
  4. ^ Oloizia, Jeff. "Rayland Baxter is Becoming". Interview Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Wilkins, Joshua. "Song Premiere: Rayland Baxter – "bad things"". Paste Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  6. ^ Powers, Ann. "Songs We Love: Rayland Baxter, 'Yellow Eyes'". NPR. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Finley, Adam. "On 'Wide Awake', Rayland Baxter Makes a Masterful Play for the Pop-rock Middle". PopMatters. Retrieved October 5, 2018.