Rising Country Artist Hailey Whitters Updates
Iowa-born Hailey Whitters is a rising country artist. Whitters releases LIVING THE DREAM, a deluxe edition of her critically-acclaimed breakthrough album THE DREAM. Songs include “Fillin’ My Cup (feat. Little Big Town) and “Glad To Be Here (feat. Brent Cobb).
Her previous music albums are “Black Sheep” (2016) and “The Dream” (2020).
LIVING THE DREAM – Statement from Hailey Whitters
All of the artists featured on this project are responsible for me being able to hang up the apron strings and make music full-time. The royalties from Little Big Town’s cut on ‘Happy People’ helped pay for part of THE DREAM, Brent Cobb and Jordan Davis were two of the first artists to take me on tour, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey are my two songwriting idols and favourite co-creators, and Trisha Yearwood is one of the first artists that got me excited about moving to Nashville and pursuing Country music. I wanted to show fans full circle what ‘living the dream’ looks like for me – from where I started with ‘Ten Year Town’ to the bucket list moments that have resulted since I released my record, THE DREAM. I felt it was important to show them what can happen when you don’t give up on yourself.
“Fillin’ My Cup (Feat. Little Big Town)” – Statement from Hailey Whitters
I wrote this song with Hillary Lindsey and Nicolle Galyon. I’d had the title ‘Fillin’ My Cup’ for a while, but then Nicolle had the brilliant idea to turn the lyric into a recipe. It’s a concoction of all of those little things in life that have a way of making my glass feel half-full. It’s been a hopeful reminder throughout the year and just felt like the right note to start 2021 on.
“How Far Can It Go?” (feat. Trisha Yearwood) – Statement from Hailey Whitters
When I wrote this song with Nicolle Galyon and Hillary Lindsey, we were drawing inspiration from all of the ’90s female powerhouses I grew up listening to on Country radio. This song reminds me of something I would’ve been singing along to on the radio, driving my old truck back in high school. We all know that young couple back in our hometowns with ‘forever in their eyes,’ and the feeling of wondering if they’ll be able to make it work when they go off to college. Those story songs in Country music were relatable to me then (and now), and I hope there’s a generation of Country music fans that still find them just as relatable today.