Bailey James, Finalist of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Releases "Better Angels"


Nashville's rising songwriter, Bailey James has recently been announced as a finalist for the John Lennon Songwriting contest for her new single "Better Angels" which was released on October 21st, 2022. You can click here to listen to the track.


Bailey James' new single, "Better Angels," gives the audience a beautifully crafted, soft, and melancholic melody as the young songstress discusses mistakes made and finally finds peace amidst grief. The song initially made a splash and landed James as a finalist in the prestigious 2022 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.


As the electric guitars cry, James unravels a story of struggle and recognizing strength through her sultry vocals. "Better Angels" comes to life, inspiring her audience to believe in the hope of a happy ending. At the tender age of nineteen, the singer cut her teeth in the Nashville scene and found her way as a vocalist and lyricist.



"This song is dedicated to the world. We are all battling something. Everyone is dragging some type of pain that most people around them have no idea about. There is no pain or loss that this life can put on you that heaven can’t heal. I challenge everyone to love more, fight less and help those that need it. We are stronger together than we are all alone. Sometimes it’s just recognizing someone’s existence through a smile or wave that can set them on a more positive course. May the world know better angels," Bailey James says of the new single.


"Better Angels" will transport the audience to a different reality as they reminisce about their own memories, thinking about their own mistakes, their families, and their wish to find peace. In her own words, Bailey James “makes music for the misfits”, the people that do not always feel like they belong. She prefers to express herself through song, and does it so beautifully. This track is the perfect addition to Bailey's discography and will make its way into countless playlists.


"Better Angels" is written by Bailey James Koehler, produced by Leland Grantand recorded at South Light Sound




Bailey James is lighting up Music City with her sophisticated soulful country music. It is hard to fathom that at 19 years of age, Bailey James can bring a crowd to their knees. Much like Janis Joplin she can hypnotize you with her incredible vocal styling and bluesy riffs. Her swiftly growing audience celebrates her fresh musical adaptation that is well beyond her years. including country roots infused with blues, rock-n-roll and soul.


One of the hardest working young ladies in the music industry with 19 singles and an ep during her six year tenor in Nashville. all released since turning 12 years old. She has laid it down at the legendary Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner, The Listening Room, Wildhorse Saloon and has been featured at WSM, home of the Grand Ole Opry Radio Station.


A multi-genre vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with over 250,000 fans across her social media platforms, Bailey released her single "Finally Free" July of 2021. It was named Opry Circle Song of the week, and charted #42 on Billboard Indicator. She is also a Golden Ticket alum of American Idol 2019.


In addition, this rising country songstress and social media sensation was appointed as the first National Youth Advocate for The Jason Foundation. She is dedicated to raising awareness for suicide prevention through education and empowerment on behalf of this important non-profit organization both in her live shows and across her social media. This honor places Bailey alongside longtime Jason Foundation musical ambassadors, Rascal Flatts and the late Charlie Daniels.


She has her feet firmly planted in the country music community.


Connect with Bailey James: https://www.baileyjames.com/