Friday, January 29, 2021 – Hailey Whitters released "Glad To Be Here," featuring Brent Cobb, from her upcoming deluxe release, "Living The Dream."
The deluxe version comes out Feb. 26 on Pigasus Records / Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters and expands her album, "The Dream," which came out last year. Brent Cobb, Jordan Davis, Hillary Lindsey, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna and Trisha Yearwood contribute vocals to the tracks.
"Glad To Be Here" follows the release of Whitters' current single "Fillin' My
"Throughout the whirlwind release of THE DREAM, I kept catching myself sayin', 'I'm just glad to be here,'" said Whitters. "I truly felt at peace with my process and was enjoying getting to see dreams come true that I had nearly given up on, believing they would ever happen. I went to go write a song about it and realized Brent Cobb, Neil Medley, and Brent Rupard had already done it – and done it really well. I knew I couldn't top it, so I recorded this one and asked my pal Brent to sing on it with me. He went out on a limb by asking me to open for his Sucker for a Good Time Tour in the fall of 2019, and he's also my favorite country singer-songwriter of this generation, so it was a high honor to have him singin' on this one with me."
"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," said Whitters. "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 favorite 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."
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