I hadn’t seriously considered pursuing a career in music until May 9, 2007, after an unexpected opportunity to open for John Legend at Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre. The guy that walked on stage that night, wasn’t the same guy that walked off. One set, six songs in just thirty minutes, changed my life forever.
Since then, I’ve shared a tour bus with Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, performed in front of crowds of over 20,000 people, and been lucky enough to share the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile, Heart, Gavin DeGraw, the Goo Goo Dolls, Grace Potter, James Blunt, Edwin McCain, Chris Isaak, and Daughtry, as well as tour Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, performing for our men and women in uniform stationed overseas.
Music has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. It’s given my life purpose. Without music, I may have never met the two greatest loves of my life, my wife, Mandy, and my daughter, Annabelle Rose Baker. So, my songs belong to every right turn and wrong turn that has led me here, and not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks for that old wooden box with six strings.