"We both wrote and had recorded music before we got married. After we were married, we really developed our sound and had a passion to reach people with a message of hope through music. We live in a world which is full of hate, brokenness, and confusion. We want people to know there is hope to still be had, even in the darkest of times. We want to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to a world who desperately needs Him. This is behind everything we do and the verse we live by, which is Colossians 1:29: "To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.'"
Most recently, Bayless teamed up with Justin Forshaw (formerly of We As Human & currently of As We Ascend) to mix their album Ready. Aim. My Declaration, hit #5 on the national charts and No More Suffering reaching #1 on the charts for 4 straight weeks. Ready. Aim. was also mastered by Robert Venable (also of As We Ascend).
My Declaration would become the #14 song of the year out of the top 100 for 2019, according to the national charting statistics on CMW. Bayless was nominated for 2 Grizzly Awards in 2019. My Declaration was nominated for Song Of The Year alongside industry staples, Skillet & Disciple and No More Suffering was nominated for Lyric Video Of The Year, also alongside Skillet & Seventh Day Slumber.
Their EP, Sabotage was produced by Jon Steingard, front man for Hawk Nelson and mixed by Grammy-nominated, Pete Stewart & engineered by Grammy winner X O'Connor. Their song, "To War" reached #10 on national radio station, 'The Effect,' and was voted #5 most popular song -right next to RED and Skillet. Their song, Alive also climbed into the top 30 on The Effect.
Sabotage has gained several slots on radio stations around the country, along with their album, "Within My Reach" where songs such as "Venom", "30 Silver Coins" and "Lay Me Down" also gained radio play at multiple radio stations. They have been blessed to share the stage with names such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple, Fireflight, Building 429, Cloverton, LyBecker, and more.
Bayless was one of the previous winners of Air 1 Battle of the Bands competition in Kansas City, and privileged to play at such venues as Arrowhead Stadium and the Rock The Light Festival with several other big name artists. They were also featured in the October issue of HM magazine as the "Pick Of The Litter".
Bayless wants to continue to reach people with the message of the music and continue to help people in all walks of life, while challenging their faith and worldview.