Emerging as one of the best-known bands of the late 80’s and early 90’s, Baillie & The Boys was an integral part of forever shaping the direction of country music. Their three-part vocal harmony and distinct sound put them in high demand in the studio with notable artists including Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Lynn Anderson, Marie Osmond, Dan Seals, Mo Bandy and others. At one time you heard the backing vocals of Baillie & The Boys on five of Billboard’s Top Ten Country Singles all in the same week!
In 1987, Baillie & the Boys were signed to a record deal on the RCA Records label. Their self-titled album was released that year, producing three Top 20 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts.
After their release of their first RCA single, Oh Heart in 1987, People Magazine described it as one of the best country songs of the year. By blending an east coast pop sound while keeping the traditional Nashville songwriting and sometimes personal lyrics the group became well known and garnered them instant Top Ten success on the Country Charts.
With the release of the groups second CD, Turn the Tide, the first single, (I wish I had a) Heart of Stone, quickly climbed the charts to the # 3 position. It was one of the longest running country singles planted on the charts, for a record breaking 37 weeks, becoming one of the most performed songs of 1988.
The next three singles from that CD; She Deserves You, Turn The Tide and Long Shot were the biggest country singles of 1988 and 1989. The Lights Of Home (third CD release, RCA) became one of the groups biggest hits; the remake of Hank Snow’s classic, A Fool Such As I ,followed by Treat Me Like A Stranger and Perfect completing a perfect string of 10 consecutive Billboard Top Ten Hits while on the RCA label.
Their latest album, I Will Run is the 10th CD for Baillie & The Boys. The newest album is a testimonial proving that the group will continue with its long run of hits for a long time and contains pure, Baillie & The Boys at its best! While now a duo except for when their daughter plays with them, Baillie and the Boys still has the vocals and music to thrill any country music fan.