ARTIST: Hailey Whitters
SONG: Breaking My Own Heart
HOMETOWN: Shueyville, IA
CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, TN
AMBITIONS: to write something timeless.
TURN-OFFS: Arrogance, chewing with your mouth open, visors & croakies (really?), driving with no purpose (get off the road!)
TURN-ONS: Humility & generosity are big ones, GOOD songs (another big one), flannel & trucker hats, old people & their stories of life
DREAM GIG: A sold-out Ryman Auditorium
FAVORITE LYRIC: “Somebody said they saw me swinging the world by the tail bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues”- Rowland Salley
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Define “Crazy”
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Top of the World” – Patty Griffin
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: The Dixie Chicks, Woodrow Call & Augustus
McCrae, Townes Van Zandt, John Steinbeck, & my little brother, Drake.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlins at a sold-out Ryman show…you could’ve heard a pin drop.
I WROTE THIS SONG: with Kalisa Ewing about love & self-destruction.