“Rising country artist” (NPR) Rob Baird was recently reflecting on what brought him to the music industry in the first place, and realized it was a George Strait look-alike contest in Memphis, TN.
“I think it all comes down to this one amazing time I won the KIX 106 “George Straight Look-alike Contest” in Memphis,” says Baird. “Long story short, I entered this radio contest when I was 16 and won a solo meet and greet with the king himself … backstage passes and all. This was the first time I had ever seen a show of this magnitude, and I was mesmerized. Something got down in my soul that night, and I knew that all I wanted to do was be an artist.” Wish we could see a photo from that!
Baird released Wrong Side of the River album in May of 2016; pick up his album here. You won’t regret it!