Maggie Baugh is, a young, multi-instrument, highly energetic, Nashville based county music sensation originally from Boca Raton, Florida.
Maggie says “Nashville has changed me as an artist in a way that doesn’t have anything to do with the industry itself. Being in Nashville has taught me to be stronger. Nashville isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. There will be hard days when you just must pick yourself up and keep pushing. Being in this city has taught me to be stronger and knowing that dreams are worth fighting for. As a writer I have learned to really think outside the box, not only lyrically, but stylistically. Nashville has taught me that it is okay to be vulnerable with my writing and it is okay to give out the whole truth about a story. “
“Weirdly enough, I didn’t always listen to country music. When I was 6 years old, I was obsessed with the show Little Einsteins. Little Einsteins is a little kid show that uses classical music to influence children’s learning. Violin is the main instrument they used for portraying classical music. So, when I was 6, I started taking violin lessons and learning classical music. When I was 12 years old, I started getting bullied at school. I was always around music, since I was at a classical music school, but I started writing my feelings down on paper. My fiddle teacher told me to pick up guitar since I can’t sing and play fiddle at the same time. As for getting into country music, my dad grew up in west Texas, so growing up it was either classical or Country music in the house. So, ever since then, I have been singing and playing out.”
One of Maggie’s biggest influences is Charlie Daniels “He is a legend. when I was 13, I was fortunate enough to share the stage with him. He is still killing it all these years later. Of course, he is my fiddle icon!!”
Her other musical influence is Lindsey Stirling, “SHE IS AMAZING. I love the fact that she is always herself. I admire her not only for her incredible musical ability, but I admire her for her strength. While she was on AGT (America’s got Talent) she was told that she would never make it on live national television. Ever since then she has been selling out amphitheaters and touring all around the world.”
Maggie released her single “Fire Me Up” last week, on her birthday! The single focuses on the burning desire you feel when you are around the person who excites you the most. It is a catchy rock, country tune that shows the power in Maggie’s voice. On the release date, Maggie celebrated her 19th birthday with a show at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.
Maggie has shared the stage with country music legends, Terry McBride (McBride and the Ride) and Marty Raybon (Shenandoah) and has shared the bill with Randy Houser, Jake Owen, Luke Combs, Parmalee, Kane Brown, Lanco, David Nail, Runaway June, Jerrod Neimann, Lee Brice, The Cadillac Three, Danielle Bradberry and Charles Kelley. In April 2018, Maggie Baugh was invited by Live Nation to perform at Tortuga Music Festival (voted ACM Festival of the Year).
With the overwhelming amount of success that Maggie has achieved, I asked Maggie if there were any obstacles or struggles, she faces
“I would say the biggest struggle is someone taking me seriously. Not only is being a woman in the industry hard, but being a younger woman in the industry, is an even bigger struggle. People over looking my work and not treating me as an equal is a challenge I come across being a young woman in music. “
If Maggie could give a piece of advice to someone just starting out in music, she would give the same advice someone once gave her
“Play anywhere and everywhere you can because you never know who is watching.”