Bear Bailey is gearing up to release new music, and he just shared a clip of what could be his debut single!
The Viral TikTok Gas Station singer shared a snippet of an original song he’s been working on via his TikTok late Sunday (Sept. 19) night. Bailey has not yet named the new track, however, when he asked his followers what he should name the song, hundreds dubbed it “Let It Roll” in the comments.
“Hey baby, can we please let them hear it?” Bailey’s wife Marianne asked in the clip’s opening, prompting a response from the rising star. The singer replied, “yeah, yeah, yeah, alright here we go. Super proud of this!”
In the clip, which has amassed over 248.4k views in less than 24-hours, Bailey is seen in his kitchen, wearing a Prince Purple Rain shirt, singing along to the recorded version of a new unreleased song that he wrote.
“Girl had one hell of a week / been working on your feet / broken down tired, but you’re never too tired for me / Babe, I’m cool with staying in / a little lime a little gin / kissing on the couch / I’m happy without that [inaudible] / But I can see the way you’re dancing in the kitchen / know that we ain’t staying in tonight / I can tell that ain’t going to fix it / you got a buzzing for the neon lights,” Bailey sings in the just-released video.
“Girl go get your Friday on / ’cause we don’t need another night at home / a little rooftop bar with a downtown view of you / tell the band to play your favorite song / and you can order all the drinks / ’cause you worked all week until the full time took its toll / but tonight we’re gonna let it roll / tonight we’re gonna let it roll,” Bailey sings during the original song’s chorus.
“Alright, y’all blow this up, and I promise you I’ll drop it,” Bailey said, concluding the clip.
Listen to a snippet of Bailey’s unreleased original song below.
@bearbailey1This is my favorite song I’ve written so far! What do y’all think?! ##fyp ##original ##music ##letmeknow♬ original sound – Bear Bailey
Additionally, James “Bear” Bailey, known by his TikTok handle, @bearbaily1, has been impressing people at a Super Serve gas station near Houma, Louisiana, with impromptu performances of songs by artists from all different genres. Bailey’s performances, which have since been uploaded to his TikTok page, have made him a viral star. In fact, he has amassed over 2 million followers already!
With each impressive clip, viewers can find Bailey – a 33-year-old welder – typically standing near the checkout counter in a rock-band T-shirt, either singing along with the gas station loudspeaker or belting out an a cappella tune. His near-flawless renditions on songs by artists such as Luke Combs, Lonestar, O Town and Shania Twain, to name a few, have left store patrons stunned. So much so that they often stop in their tracks, dance along to his performances, or – as seen in other clips – return to the gas station to find Bailey offering onlookers yet another on-the-spot rendition of their favorite tune.
Thanks to the popular TikTok platform, Bailey has been grasping attention from some of country music’s biggest stars. Mickey Guyton, who saw Bailey’s gas-station performance of K-CI & Jojo’s “All My Life,” re-tweeted the clip, showing her enthusiasm for Bailey’s talent with the simple caption, “I Can’t.” While country superstar Keith Urban has also taken an interest in Bailey’s work in the recent months, responding via Twitter to one of his video cover performances of Urban’s 2009 smash, “‘Til Summer Comes Around,” with three love hand gesture emojis. Even Dan + Shay got in on the excitement, commenting on a video from their own TikTok account, raving, “killed it, Man!”
More recently, Bailey has garnered the attention of Clay Walker, who invited him to come perform on stage with him some day.
@claywalker#duet with @bearbailey1 Give this guy a like! He can SING. #Fall #countrymusic #90scountry #duet #fyp #bearbailey #countrycovers #claywalker♬ original sound – Bear Bailey
See a list of 10 country covers that truly impressed us by Bear Bailey HERE.