Video Premiere: Hailey Whitters 'Black Sheep'

If you haven’t heard Hailey Whitters yet, you should stop everything you’re doing right now and press play on the video we’re premiering down below. The Shueyville, Iowa native is a small town girl with some serious sass and even more hard-hitting songwriting ability, something which has been catching the attention of the likes of Music Row critic Robert K Oermann and Nashville Scene. Having moved to Nashville at the age of 17, escaping a population of 600 in favor of college and plenty of due-paying day jobs, Hailey spent the next several years performing in dive bars and honky-tonks around Music City before coming into her own during writers’ nights.

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Music Row Pics: Hailey Whitters

Carnival Music Publishing singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters previewed songs from her upcoming album, Black Sheep, during a recent visit to the MusicRow office. Whitters signed with Carnival Music Publishing in 2012, and has recently been working with producer Derek Wells on her debut project. “We sat down with Carnival and picked out the 10 songs that most represented me as an artist,” says Whitters.

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'The Boot' premieres "City Girl"

"Whitters is as physically stunning as her voice is mesmerizing, and she shines in this new clip, which shows her and her band performing and recording “City Girl.” Intimate and gritty, the video contrasts nicely with the dreamy lyrics that also reflect a keen sense of humor — a small-town girl from Shueyville, Iowa (population: 600), singing about her wish to become a city girl and wear high heels."

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Carnival Music's Hailey Whitters to release 'Black Sheep' on Oct 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 11 - Carnival Music is pleased to announce the release of Hailey Whitters' debut album, Black Sheep, available everywhere October 2. This 10 song collection, produced by Derek Wells, is full of honest and biting lyrics, proving her place in the future of country music. Black Sheep is a record with the potential to appeal to both the die-hard John Prine fan, as well as a person who swears that country music hasn't been the same since the Dixie Chicks left the scene. It depicts the highs and lows of love and loss from Whitters' straight-forward, tell it like it is point of view.

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