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Whitters gets ready for "The Dream"

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – Hailey Whitters will release her new album, "The Dream," on Feb. 28.

The announcement follows Whitters' 2019 touring with Maren Morris, Brent Cobb and Lori McKenna (who co-wrote three songs on "The Dream").

"This is the first record that feels 100 percent me. It's a time capsule of my time in Nashville and coming to terms with dreams and what they mean to you," said Whitters, who fully funded the project herself.

Along with waiting tables, she sold a guitar and dipped into her savings, money that she had made from touring. She also leaned heavily on royalties she received from writing songs for other artists, like Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Little Big Town, who cut her song "Happy People" (which appears on "The Dream"). She turned to BMG's Jake Gear to produce the album and Logan Matheny to engineer and mix.

Whitters wrote 10 of the 12 songs. She also tackled Chris Stapleton's "The Devil Always Made Me Think Twice" and Brent Cobb's "Loose Strings." Whitters wrote with McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Nicolle Galyon and Brandy Clark.

This year, Whitters will support Tanya Tucker for select dates on the CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour. Whitters will also support Jordan Davis.

Whitters will release "Janice At The Hotel Bar," the next single to be taken from "The Dream," on Jan. 24.

The track list is:
1. Ten Year Town
2. The Days

. Red Wine & Blue
4. Dream, Girl
5. Loose Strings
6. Heartland
7. Janice At The Hotel Bar
8. Happy People
9. The Devil Always Made Me Think Twice
10. All The Cool Girls
11. The Faker
12. Living The Dream

Tour dates are:
Jan. 25: Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre +
Feb. 20: Council Bluffs, IA - Whiskey Roadhouse +
Feb. 21: Denver, CO - Grizzly Rose +
Feb. 22: Denver, CO - Grizzly Rose +
Feb. 27: Boise, ID - Knitting Factory +
Feb. 28: Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory +
Feb. 29: Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre +
Feb. 5: Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades +
Feb. 6: Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre +
Feb. 19: Nashville, TN - The Basement East
Feb. 19: New York, NY - Webster Hall +
Feb. 20: Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino +
Feb. 21: Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live +
April 22: San Luis Obispo, CA - The Fremont Theater #
April 26: Indio, CA - Stagecoach Festival
May
0: Beaver Dam, KY - Beaver Dam Amphitheater #
July 11: West Salem, WI - Country Boom Music Festival

+ - Supporting Jordan Davis
# - Supporting Tanya Tucker

CD reviews for Hailey Whitters

The Days CD review - The Days
There's something about introspection and sadness that perfectly melds with country music. Take a six-string and three verses of someone's pain laid bare, and you might arrive somewhere special - a place where singer/listener form a bond of trust, tears, and healing. Hailey Whitters knows this more than most. Her 2015 release, "Black Sheep," contained one of the year's strongest self-penned tracks, "One More Hell." It's a devotion to her younger brother, who »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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