The 35th annual Young Artist Awards (YAA) in Studio City will include a performance by rising country music singer Kaitlyn Baker.
The 19-year-old from Pound, Virginia, who has been called a new “coal miner’s daughter,” is promoting her upcoming album on Nashville’s Silvercreek Records, to be distributed through Sony/ RED.
“I’m excited to be appearing at the Young Artist Awards,” Baker said. “It’s wonderful that the Young Artist Foundation supports disadvantaged young performers in following their dream.”
The YAA ceremony will take place Sunday, May 4, in the Empire Ballroom at Sportsmen’s Lodge, 2825 Ventura Blvd. Nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Feature Film at this year’s event include Skylan Brooks (“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete”), Chandler Canterbury (“Standing Up”), Miles Elliot (“Camp”), Liam James (“The Way Way Back”) and Maxim Knight (“Medeas”), Annalise Basso (“Standing Up”), Megan Charpentier (“Mama”), Abigail Hargrove (“World War Z”), Sophie Nelisse (“The Book Thief”) and Loreto Peralta (“Instructions Not Included”). A complete list of nominees is available at youngartistawards.org.
While in LA, Baker will also perform at the House of Blues on Friday, May 2, at 7:45 p.m., with special guest Ben Babylon, who is working on an album with the Elton John Band. On Saturday, May 3, she will perform at AMPLYFi in Hollywood beginning at 10:30 p.m.
For tickets to the House of Blues, visit houseofblues.com/ losangeles. For tickets to AMPLYFi, visit amplyfi.com.
Information about Kaitlyn Baker is available at kaitlynbaker.com.