Who Is Baylie Brown?
'American Idol' judge Randy Jackson says Baylie Brown version 2.0 is much better than the original, who auditioned in Season 6. The then 16-year-old singer made it to Hollywood but was cut after the group rounds. Now 21-years-old, more talented and working in Nashville, Brown confidently took the stage during the Season 11 audition rounds.
Brown left Krum, Texas for Nashville and signed a record deal with Universal South in 2008, but never released a song before parting ways with the label. Astute fans of 'American Idol' may have recognized her from her original audition, or even from her job as a backup singer on CMT's 'The Singing Bee.'
She's also taken to working with area songwriters, but it's not clear if the two original songs at her (recently ignored) MySpace page, or the song below, are from her pen.
Some odd trivia about the singer: She plays the ukulele and puts ketchup on everything. Of her first 'Idol' audition, she says, "'Idol' is a bittersweet memory to me, and I wouldn't be where I am because of it."
The Denise Roberts lookalike calls classic country artists like Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard and Ronnie Milsap favorites. "She claims you can never have too much steel guitar in a song," her biography on Facebook reads. Although she auditioned with a countrified version of a Bon Jovi song, it's likely fans will get more traditional country fare moving forward if she's able to choose her songs.
Listen to Baylie Brown Sing 'I Don't Wanna Remember'
Watch Baylie Brown's Countrified 'Bed of Roses' Audition for 'American Idol'