At 6 years old, most of us only worried about our next recess and birthday party. Not Maggie Baugh. At the age of 6 (2006), Maggie began playing classical violin and fiddle. It was five years later that she borrowed her cousin's guitar and wrote her first original song. Just three months later, Maggie had her first public performance playing on that very guitar. How on earth did this young girl from South Florida wind up writing and performing country music? That thought even made her giggle in wonder. Knowing how young Maggie was before we spoke, I was not prepared for the conversation we were about to have. She has definitely left an impression on me.
This young artist has not only recorded an album, she has also filmed music videos. We spoke about what is was like filming the video for her song, "Middle School", and I asked her about the level of support she has. As you can probably guess, the video was filmed at her actual middle school along with several of her friends and the support of all the faculty. The memories that come along with such an experience are no doubt unforgettable for those who were a part of it. Now that she is in High School, Maggie still manages to play over 80 shows per year. I don't know about you, but when I was in High School Marching Band, if I had performed in that many shows, I am not sure I could have handled it let alone get passing grades! She is definitely a hard worker.
Maggie and I talked about the instruments she plays and I was fascinated to learn more about the Ganjo. I honestly thought that was a typo while doing my research! What is a Ganjo? Surely that was suppose to read, "Banjo". I really had no clue what a ganjo was, so I asked her about it. She explained what it is as and then told me that the opening lick of her song, "Midnight Muddin" (link to video included, so check it out!), was the sound of the Ganjo. Brilliant!
Maggie has had some great experiences onstage with acts such as, Neal McCoy and Charlie Daniels Band. She has opened in South Florida for Ashley Monroe (of Pistol Annie’s), Cole Swindell and Montgomery Gentry just to name a few. In just a couple weeks she will be joining Neal McCoy once again as well as Joe Nichols, The Darlins, Parmalee and several others on the Country Cruising Cruise. It is likely that Maggie will be performing songs off of her new album, "Heck of a Story", as she spent the summer in Nashville, TN. writing and recording the songs for it! Please be sure to visit her page and get yourself a copy today!
Maggie is a gifted girl with an amazing spirit. Her talent and hard work are likely to take her far. I wanted to know what her plans for the future included and you will be as shocked as I was to hear her response. Way to go Maggie Baugh! You are going straight to the top and we here at Center Stage will be following you every step of the way. I said it during our conversation and I will say it again...you very well could be the next Carrie Underwood! Best of luck to you. We can't wait to see what happens next! ~Missy
Maggie Baugh Tour Schedule
October 23, 2015 - Country Cruising
Sunday, November 1st at 12:00pm
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