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Who Is Baylie Brown? American Idol 2012 Contestant Background Info

If you think you’ve seen Baylie Brown before, don’t worry; you’re not going crazy. Baylie auditioned for Season 6 of American Idol, back when she was just 16, and made it to the top 50, but was later cut during group performances. Simon Cowell broke his scowl to praise Baylie’s cover of Faith Hill’s “Stronger,” calling her “Commercial with a capital C.” Five years later, Baylie is now 21, and back to wow the new panel of Idol judges. Spoiler alert: In a Season 11 promo, Steven Tyler gushes about Baylie’s singing. Baylie auditioned for Season 11 in Houston, Texas.

So who is this country crooner? We did the digging to find out the details on this blue-eyed blonde girl from Krum, Texas. The exciting news: Baylie's rumored boyfriend is non other than famous footballer Tim Tebow's older brother, Robby. Aww!

Baylie hasn’t been toiling away in her hometown since being eliminated from Idol. She’s been busy recording music and performing as a background singer on CMT’s The Singing Bee. Baylie has also been a staff writer for Universal Music Publishing Group since 2008, according to her CMT bio. IdolLive reports Baylie was once signed to Universal South Records, but it appears she’s since been dropped from the label.

On her Facebook page, Baylie makes it clear she believes fame is a process. "I don't want to be an overnight success story. I'm proud of what I've done, I love where I am now, and I'm excited about what's next. I love country music, and I want to be a part of it for a long time."

Sources: Facebook, CMT, IdolLive

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03.2.2012 / 05:50 AM EDT by Whitney Ricketts
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