With their fresh hit songs and bold production approach, talented Australian sister duo Baylou (Barb & Victoria Baillie) bring an exciting new sound to the Australian Country Music market.
Victoria Baillie is already highly regarded in her own right, having won a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent at the 2010 Country Music Awards of Australia, as a solo act.
While Barb Baillie has carved out her own reputation as a player and singer having played on tours with leading artists including Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole and Troy Cassar-Daly.
Go To Hell & I Love You features 11 original tracks, including tracks co-written with award winning and chart topping international writers Eric Paslay (a writer on recent #1 US Billboard hits ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ from Jake Owen, Eli Young Band’s ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ & Love & Theft’s ‘Angel Eyes’), Emily Shackelton, Jamie Paulin and the Grammy nominated Ira Dean.
‘Hoedown’, ‘These Lips’, ‘Target On My Heart’ and ‘Wreckless’ symbolise the catchy, fun and energetic tone of the album. ‘Novocaine’ showcases stunning instrumentation from a selection of Australia’s finest studio musicians. And the title track ‘Go To Hell & I Love You’, ‘Sweet Red Wine’, and the euphoric ‘For You’ showcase Victoria and Barb’s vocal quality while also tapping into their personal side.
Baylou’s debut single ‘Target On My Heart’ was a #1 Australian Country single – topping the CMC Top 30 Countdown, as well as peaking at #3 on the National Country Radio Airplay chart. They were also chosen by a panel of Australian music industry experts to represent Australian Country Music, via Commercial Radio Australia’s New Artist To Nashville prize, at the CMA Music Festival’s Global Artist Party in Nashville USA.
The list of other writers who have contributed additional material on Go To Hell & I Love You include Australian songwriter Phil Barton (who co-wrote the recent #1 US Billboard Country hit ‘A Woman Like You’), Liz Rose (Taylor Swift), Tommy Lee James (Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride) Stuart Crichton (Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Katie Noonan) and ex-pat Australian Kylie Sackley (Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes).
Go To Hell & I Love You is produced by Craig Porteils – one of Australia’s most successful producers both locally and internationally. Porteils produced Adam Brand’s massive country hit ‘There Will be Love’ in 2012. With strings to his bow such as producing ARIA chart topping and critically acclaimed albums with the likes of Short Stack, Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll, Diesel, David Campbell and Human Nature, Porteils has also assisted in the production of hits from international superstars including Cher, Guns & Roses, Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart.
Go To Hell & I Love You was nominated for the 2013 ARIA Awards.