And thank God she did.
Currently, the career of this spitfire with the crazy addictive personality is moving at warm speed. not only has she reached one million + streams on Spotify with her viral hit "Think About Me," she also finds herself standing alongside the likes of Luke Bryan and Trace Adkins, rocking out her fiddle in the music video for "Where the Country Girls At." Add that to the fact that her new single "Drinking to the Broken Hearts' instantly snagged the attention PEOPLE and CMT, and its quite evident that this talented soul is here to stay.
Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Baugh was just two years old when she asked her parents for a violin, seemingly speared on by the classical music and intriguing characters she would watch on the Disney Channel show Little Einsteins. At the age of six, she began to play that violin, ultimately finding herself on the stage of Carnegie Hall just five years later.
But soon, Baugh found herself throwing little bluegrass into a Bach concerto and impromtu licks to age-old classics, and it was evident her dreams were flying off that sheet music in front of her. At 12 years old, she began playing the guitar and putting her soul into songwriting, and just one year later, Baugh made her first trip to Nashville.
And from there, her career caught fire.
Soon, Baugh was playing her brand of country music all over south Florida,headlining festivals and opening on the ampitheater stages for artists such as Luke Combs, Kip Moore, and Chris Lane. And following a career-altering, personal invitation from Live Nation's Brian O'Connell, she received a coveted spot on the lineup of Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Fest, which was named "Festival of the Year" at last years ACM Awards. As success began to swirl around her, Baugh made the decision to make her permanent move to Nashville and just 18 years old.
In 2020, while the entertainment industry found themselves at a standstill due to the pandemic, Baugh found herself busier than ever, utilizing social media to connect to her fans in any way she could. From online music lessons to her crazy antics, Baugh led with authenticity, and soon found herself a tribe of fans who not only love her brand of music, but who loved her relatability. Her openness about tough topics such as depression, bullying and suicide instantly made her a virtual friend to many,especially when they needed her most.
Today, after years of paying her dues out on the road, the twenty-something with the girl next door vibe and the Doc Martens on her feet finds herself on the cusp of country music stardom. Not only is her authentic nature on and off the stage finding its way into the hearts of a growing legion of fans, but it's also working on the industry, who have taken a liking to her long list of impressive talents.
In the last year alone, CMT Has added both of the independent artist's latest releases to their "CMT Next Women of Country," with the CMA also adding Baugh to their "Fresh from Nashville" and "Celebrating Women of Country" Apple playlists to spport Baugh's debut single "Think About Me." Spotify and Apple Music also added the rising star to their "Celebrating Women in Country" playlists alongside A-list artists such as Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope and Lainey Wilson, along with the "New Boots," "Breakout Country," "Release Radar," "Next from Nashville" and "New Music Nashville," with Baugh as a featured cover artist spot for Spotify's editorial playlist "Fresh Finds: Country"
And after Spotify added her second single on those same playlists, PEOPLE Magazine premiered Baugh's music video for "Drinking to the Broken Hearts." CMT also added the sweet video to their homepage, along with a beaming tweet to their 1.8 million Twitter Followers. And it is this support that will soon get her back out on the road and in front of her hundreds of thousands of loyal fans in 2022, fans who find her nothing short of irresistible.
"I just want to write music that is relatable and music that will help people forget about was going on in their life for a little while," she says. "Music can bring people together and help them forget how crazy the world can be sometimes. And if I can put a smile on their face for two hours, then I've done my job"