Bayless has recently become the topic of much discussion…
Currently, they are working with Jake Jones (also formerly of We As Human and currently of As We Ascend) who mixed their single, Sojourner in 2021, and would rise to #1 on the National Radio Chart for 8 weeks. Sojourner would be Bayless’ 3rd career #1. They are currently working on new music, due out in 2022.
They were blessed to have Justin Forshaw (also formerly of We As Human & currently of As We Ascend) mix their album Ready. Aim. Ready. Aim. has had unbelievable success with its 3 singles released to radio. No More Suffering (5 straight weeks) and Ready. Aim. (3 straight weeks) reached #1 and My Declaration reached #5 on the national radio charts. Ready. Aim. was also mastered by Robert Venable (also of As We Ascend).
No More Suffering would become the #9 song of the year and Ready. Aim. #11 song of the year out of the top 100 for 2020, according to the national charting statistic on CMW. My Declaration would become the #14 song of the year out of the top 100 for 2019, according to the national charting statistics on CMW.
For 2020, Bayless would be nominated and win Music Video Of The Year for their song Ready. Aim. (watch here), beating out names such as, Fit For A King, Love And Death, to name a few.
For 2019, Bayless was nominated for 3 Grizzly Awards. My Declaration was nominated for Song Of The Year alongside industry staples, Skillet & Disciple and No More Suffering was nominated for Lyric Video Of The Year, also alongside Skillet & Seventh Day Slumber. Bayless would win the Fan Vote for Best Up And Coming Band Of The Year.
Their song, To War reached #10 on national radio station, ‘The Effect,’ and was voted #5 most popular song -right next to RED and Skillet. Their song, Alive also climbed into the top 30 on The Effect.
Their EP, Sabotage was produced by Jon Steingard, mixed by Grammy-nominated, Pete Stewart & engineered by Grammy winner X O’Connor.
Sabotage has gained several slots on radio stations around the country, along with their album, “Within My Reach” where songs such as “Venom”, “30 Silver Coins” and “Lay Me Down” also gained radio play at multiple radio stations.
They have been blessed to share the stage with names such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple, Fireflight, Building 429, Cloverton, LyBecker, and more.
Bayless was one of the previous winners of Air 1 Battle of the Bands competition in Kansas City, and privileged to play at such venues as Arrowhead Stadium and the Rock The Light Festival with several other big name artists. They were also featured in the October issue of HM magazine as the “Pick Of The Litter”.
Bayless wants to continue to reach people with the message of the music and continue to help people in all walks of life, while challenging their faith and worldview.
Why we do what we do…
First off, this is a ministry. We love and serve our savior, Jesus Christ with all our hearts. It’s our desire to share that love with others around the world. We believe one of the most effective ways to reach others is by simply listening to their stories.
Our music is inspired by these stories. Stories of addiction, loneliness, hope, loss, love, perseverance, victory… light and darkness…
We write & play our music in the hopes of others hearing, relating, and realizing they are not alone in this world. We write & play in the hopes of meeting these people and learning why they are who they are.
If even one person’s life is impacted by something we’ve written, then we’ve already succeeded as a band.
Give us 30 minutes to tell you our story, then come talk to us after and tell us yours. You are why we do what we do.