Daily Discovery: Hailey Whitters, “Breaking My Own Heart”

Hailey-Whitters

ARTIST:  Hailey Whitters

SONG: Breaking My Own Heart

BIRTHDATE: 9/9/89

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.