PressCaleb Bailey’s Poplar & Pine Album Garners Impressive Success
October 25, 2021 -- Virginia singer-songwriter Caleb Bailey’s impressive Poplar & Pine album is set for digital release on October 30, 2021; however, the album has already garnered tremendous success for this new artist. Bailey penned all tracks on the 10-track album, with numerous singles hitting the bluegrass charts and gaining rave reviews. The album also climbed to #6 on AirPlay Direct’s Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart last week.
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine published a phenomenal review of Poplar & Pine, stating the album “honors traditions” and the “song arrangements and dynamics display a high level of musicianship across the entire project.” They also state Bailey is “an authentic vocalist who gets his important messages across with mature and heartfelt song writing and singing. He’s got his own style and messages to share, seemingly beyond his years,” Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.
The album drops at the perfect time of the year with fall-themed tracks like “Hard Cider,” and “The Ghost of Eli Jones” which tells the captivating story of a drunkard whose spirit wanders the mountains. His most downloaded track by radio programmers so far is “Grim Reaper.” The song not only charted on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 song chart this year but also hit the #1 spot on the publication’s Grassicana chart.
The “House of the Lord” single and accompanying video, tells the story during the coronavirus pandemic with empty church pews saying, “The preacher now preaches his sermons online, and the house of the Lord has a for sale sign.” Other tracks include the title cut “Poplar & Pine,” along with “How Do You Say Goodbye,” “Eagles Were Made To Fly,” “Red County Clay,” and the gospel song “When the Power Fell on You.”
“United Flight 93” was released in advance of the solemn remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 featuring guest Wayne Taylor from the Grammy award-winning group, Blue Highway. It was the #1 song five weeks in a row on WOBL’s Bluegrass Borderline Top 10 Countdown. The song received well-deserved coverage including in-depth interviews on numerous radio shows, Americana Rhythm’s podcast, Net Radio Dog’s podcast, Bluegrass Today, and from many more outlets.
Musicians on Poplar & Pine include Caleb Bailey on lead vocals and guitar; producer Gaven Largent on Resophonic guitar and banjo; engineer Caleb Cox on guitar and harmony vocals; Jason Barie on fiddle; Jonathan Dillon and Nick Goad on mandolin and tenor vocals; Austin Brown on bass; and guest Wayne Taylor on vocals on “United Flight 93,” and John Cox on drums on “How Did You Say Goodbye” and “Eagles Were Made to Fly.”
Caleb Bailey & Paine’s Run just received a sponsorship from Classic Tuxedo in Harrisonburg, VA for new suits for some of their live performance dates. Upcoming shows include October 24 at the Death Ridge Brewery in Jeffersonton, VA, October 30 at the Boo Grass Festival in Fairfield, VA, November 19 at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, VA, and a soon to be announced date at the Song of the Mountains TV Series in Virginia.
Caleb Bailey’s Poplar & Pine album is available now to radio programmers at AirPlay Direct and in CD format to consumers at Bailey’s website and County Sales. It will be available for streaming and digital purchasing on October 30, 2021.
Learn more about Caleb Bailey by visiting his new website at calebbaileymusic.com and by following him on YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, and TikTok @cbbmusic4u.
"United Flight 93" Single
Nashville, Tenn. (August 6, 2021) – In advance of the solemn remembrance of downed United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, Caleb Bailey has released his heartfelt single, “United Flight 93.”
“Songs have the ability to capture us in different ways at different times. And, as we approach the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Caleb Bailey’s ‘United Flight 93’ does just that, as did Alan Jackson’s ‘Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)’ and Darryl Worley ‘Have You Forgotten?’ in 2001. From his pen to paper, Caleb Bailey’s performance of ‘United Flight 93’ sends chills through your body as he reflects on that September day in a new way of remembrance in this TIMELESS song,” says Michelle Lee, WOBL, Morning Show Host “Smoked Country Jam” “Michelle Lee On Air.”
Caleb Bailey lends his smooth lead vocals and guitar talents on the track that features Wayne Taylor from the Grammy award-winning group, Blue Highway. Other musicians on “United Flight 93” include Gaven Largent on reso guitar, producer; Caleb Cox on guitar, engineer; Jason Barie on fiddle; Jonathan Dillon and Nick Goad on mandolin; Austin Brown on bass.
“As a songwriter, I have found that sometimes a song will come to you so quickly they almost write themselves. In my experience, these are usually special songs like “United Flight 93.” The song seemed meant to be as it came together so effortlessly in the studio. Approaching the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, my hope is ‘United Flight 93’ provides us with an avenue for reflection so that we may never forget the lives lost on that day,” said Caleb.
“United Flight 93” is now available for streaming and purchase everywhere. The song is being serviced to radio via AirPlay Direct and CDX.
“United Flight 93” is included on Caleb Bailey’s “Poplar & Pine” album, available now in CD format. The digital release is scheduled for October 1, 2021. Learn more about Virginia native Caleb Bailey by following him on YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, and TikTok @cbbmusic4u.
The Ghost of Eli Jones
Harriston, VA: "The Ghost of Eli Jones," another original single from Caleb Bailey's Poplar & Pine Album, is set to release on April 2, 2021. It tells the tale of a mountain man who is a wanderer, enabled by spirits, and then becomes a sprit himself. Gaven Largent provides a hot dobro into to the song, Nick Goad and Caleb Cox supply harmony vocals to Bailey's lead. This song will get the listeners attention with lyrics and with music.
House of the Lord
Harriston, VA- “House of the Lord” a gospel single from Caleb Bailey’s Poplar & Pine album is available for download on Airplay Direct and will release on April 2nd! “House of the Lord,” is a song which should be listened to multiple times, as the story is carefully crafted, and relevant in historical and modern times. Lee Kotick of The Sharp Flatpickers had this to say about the song, “The instrumentation is carefully designed to stress the lyrics, and is purposefully sparse so the listener can focus on the messaging in this excellent song. Listeners will undoubtedly do an immediate gut check of their own values and behavior, and are carefully warned about the ultimate value of one’s soul.