"It has become an increasingly hot topic in the coalfields as the country singer and Pound native Kaitlyn Baker will soon release a new album"
"Baker is shooting a music video for her new song, 'Catch That Coal Train,' this week in the Wise County area."
“Little Kaitlyn Baker climbed onto a stool to sing. She was 7 and about to pour it on at Pyles Memorial Church in Pound, Va. "I was very shy," Baker said. So shy that she hid her face. "She'd hold a lyric sheet up in front of her face," said her father, Lyndon Baker. "She didn't want anybody to see her." But they sure heard her. "God really gave it to her," Lyndon Baker said. Ten years and her shyness gone later, 17-year-old Kaitlyn Baker of Pound, Va., appears on the cusp of country music success. A handful of major record companies are interested in her signing. She will perform for those labels and more during an all-important and perhaps pivotal showcase on Feb. 29 in Nashville. "I'm really, really excited about it," Kaitlyn Baker said. ”
"Speaking of Nashville, and speaking of Miller, I had a song recorded there at the beginning of the week with Dean Miller (Roger’s son and a singer-songwriter in his own right) at the helm. The artist was Kaitlyn Baker, a 16-year-old from Virginia with whom we’ve been acquainted for several years. Kaitlyn, who sang “I Wanna Live Like That” at my benefit last year, is pretty as a picture, smart and focused, and jaw-droppingly talented. And she’s a fan of our songs, bless her heart. I’ve been doing some Skype writing with her and the song she cut, “The Trouble Is You,” stems from one of those sessions. This recording was a three-song demo. Dean wants to shop her to the labels and, while I usually don’t allow myself to get excited about these speculative things, I have to admit I’m feeling a little buzz here. It seems unthinkable that Kaitlyn won’t get an offer. She’s that good and that driven."
"She performed at Rogersville Fourth of July party, and she was amazing," Smith said. "I couldn't believe that voice came from that little girl."
"A reception to honor Wise County's Miss Virginia USA 2007 Lauren Barnette also featured 11-year-old singing phenom Kaitlyn Baker of Pound. The daughter of Lyndon and Tammy Baker has a new fan, one who wears a crown. "You are just fabulous," a beaming Barnette told the young songster."
"Troops welcomed home after nearly one year in Iraq." "10-year-old Kaitlyn Baker sings 'God Bless America' in a souful voice with the power beyond her years."
"Pound girl wins Kingsport Idol Contest"