Conversations with Missy: Hailey Whitters

by Missy Wolf / 2586 days ago / Comments

Growing up in Iowa, the oldest of six children, living in a town with a population of approximately 600, it is not hard to imagine  dreaming of a very different life. Though Hailey Whitters was not from a musical family, she felt that music was her calling. 

Her friends agree that she is a risk taker, and Hailey admits it herself.  It really was not a surprise that after visiting Nashville at the age of 16 and falling in love with it, Hailey would soon move there. That is exactly what she did one year later.

Hailey signed with Carnival Music in 2012 after a lot of hard work. Playing in bars all around Nashville for tips from tourists, along with writers nights playing her own material gained her a lot of attention. Songs like "Black Sheep" and "One More Hell" (written about the loss of her 19-year-old brother, who died in a car accident), had fans connecting to her, becoming emotional and praising her work.  

During our conversation, Hailey and I spoke about writing the song "Black Sheep". There is a line in that song that immediately drew me in. It was clever and true. We talked about how it came about and how the rest of the song easily came together. We laughed as you can imagine, as just about everyone has someone in their family who likes to point out that others are the black sheep as if they themselves are pure white! Listen to our conversation to hear that and so much more.

Hailey's debut album, Black Sheep was released October 2, 2015. Do yourself a favor and download it today. This girl has a lot to offer the country music world and her stories will make you feel. Enjoy! ~Missy

 

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Hailey Whitters Tour Dates

02/15/2023 : Myth Live: Maplewood, MN
02/22/2023 : Fox Theatre Detroit: Detroit, MI
02/23/2023 : Bluebird: Bloomington, IN
02/24/2023 : The Burl: Lexington, KY
03/03/2023 : The Bourbon Theatre: Lincoln, NE
03/04/2023 : Bottleneck: Lawrence, KS
03/05/2023 : Rose Music Hall: Columbia, MO
03/17/2023 : CMC Rocks: Willowbank,
03/24/2023 : Stoney's Rockin Country: Las Vegas, NV
03/30/2023 : Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon: Iowa City, IA
03/31/2023 : Crusens: Peoria, IL
04/01/2023 : Wooly's: Des Moines, IA
04/15/2023 : Country Thunder Arizona 2023: Florence Gardens Mobile Home Park, AZ
04/16/2023 : Two Step Inn Festival: Georgetown, TX
04/22/2023 : Boots in the Park: Fresno, CA
05/16/2023 : Kohl Center w/ Shania Twain: Madison, WI
05/17/2023 : Xcel Energy Center w/ Shania Twain: Saint Paul, MN
05/19/2023 : Pinnacle Bank Arena w/ Shania Twain: Lincoln, NE
05/21/2023 : Ball Arena w/ Shania Twain: Denver, CO
05/24/2023 : USANA Amp w/ Shania Twain: West Valley City, UT
05/26/2023 : Shoreline Amphitheater w/ Shania Twain: Mountain View, CA
05/28/2023 : Hollywood Bowl w/ Shania Twain: Los Angeles, CA
05/30/2023 : Ak-Chin Pavilion w/ Shaina Twain: Phoenix, AZ
05/31/2023 : Acrisure Arena w/ Shania Twain: Thousand Palms, CA
06/14/2023 : Tailgate N' Tallboys - Bloomington, IL 2023: Bloomington, IL
06/16/2023 : Winstock Festival 2023: Winsted, MN
07/01/2023 : 98.5 KYGO Birthday Bash: Greenwood Village, CO
07/14/2023 : Country Thunder Saskatchewan: Craven, SK
07/16/2023 : Faster Horses Festival 2023: Brooklyn, MI
07/21/2023 : Country Thunder Wisconsin : Twin Lakes, WI
07/22/2023 : Country Jam 2023: Eau Claire, WI
08/11/2023 : Tidalwave Music Festival 2023: Atlantic City, NJ
08/18/2023 : Country Thunder Alberta: Calgary, AB
09/08/2023 : The Outsiders Revival Tour w/ Eric Church: Ridgefield, WA
09/09/2023 : The Outsiders Revival Tour w/ Eric Church: Quincy, WA
09/10/2023 : Gorge Amphitheatre: Quincy, WA
09/15/2023 : The Outsiders Tour w/ Eric Church: Albuquerque, NM
10/21/2023 : Country Thunder Florida: Kissimmee, FL

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!