Whitters declares "I'm in Love"; McBride & The Ride return
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Whitters declares "I'm in Love"; McBride & The Ride return

Friday, July 28, 2023 – Hailey Whitters, whose career is on the rise, is out today with the EP "I'm In Love" via Pigasus / Songs & Daughters / Big Loud. The Iowa native scored airplay with "Everything I Ain't" and a heavy touring schedule. She also won the CMA New Female Artist of the Year award. Whitters produced the EP with Jake Gear, who is also her husband. Whitters helped write four of the six songs.

McBride & The Ride return with their new EP, "Marlboros & Avon." Three-part harmonies and driving grooves are part of the five-song project featuring all three original members: Terry McBride (lead vocals/bass), Ray Herndon (vocals/guitar) and Billy Thomas (vocals/drums) for the first time in nearly 30 years. The set includes Webb Pierce's "Honky Tonk Song."

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CD review - I'm In Love Hailey Whitters smartly plays with words on the title track to this six-song EP. "He's in a Chevy/And I'm in love," she explains contrastingly. With its upfront mandolin part, the track nicely resembles Whitters' hit, "Everything She Ain't," which is reprised on this release - albeit more acoustically. It may not be as conceptual as Whitters' full-length, "Raised," was, but this smaller offering nevertheless covers familiar and enjoyable Whitters territory. ...
CD review - Raised Hailey Whitters' "Raised" album is very much a biographical collection. From the title cut to the extended family sung about during "Big Family," Whitters sings again and again about her relatives and upbringing. She doesn't have to say the words 'small town' for the listener to know without a doubt she's telling us about country living. It's also an album built upon solid, traditional instrumentation, which makes it all the better. ...
CD review - Living the Dream Hailey Whitters has reissued her "The Dream" album as "Living The Dream" with five bonus collaboration songs. With these added treats, it makes a good album even better. The weakest of the new additions is "Fillin' My Cup" with Little Big Town. LBT is gaining a reputation as a drinking song group, when that vocal act's best songs go so much deeper than merely celebrating adult beverages. "How to Break a Heart," which features fellow A-level ...

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