NAMED AIMP NASHVILLE RISING ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR AT THE 5TH ANNUAL AIMP NASHVILLE AWARDS
(Credit: Harper Smith)
On Friday (Aug 7th), Iowa-born, Nashville-based artist and singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters announced a new Live In Studio Session series with a stunning piano rendition of “Dream, Girl,” from her critically-acclaimed album, THE DREAM, out now via Pigasus Records / Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters. Whitters will release new Live In Studio Session performances each week for the next five weeks.
Watch “Dream, Girl” (Live In Studio Session) via YouTube:
“I miss the road and my band immensely,” explains Whitters. “The Live In Studio Sessions were a way for us to all regroup and play music together (safely social distancing, of course). With COVID-19 disrupting touring, we also saw this as an opportunity to deliver these songs in a live setting to fans. I hope it helps curb the ache of live music during this strange time.”
“Reimagining ‘Dream, Girl’ felt very effortless and natural,” Whitters continues. “We chose to make it piano-driven while still maintaining some of the ‘80s guitar elements. It took it to a whole new dimension and depth. The lyrics are able to settle in even more so than before and feel more vulnerable, yet still empowering.”
In a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whitters announced a new partnership with Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters – Nashville’s first-of-its-kind female-driven label formed by Big Loud Records and BMI Songwriter of the Year (2019) Nicolle Galyon. Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters will continue marketing and promotion of THE DREAM, which was originally self-released via Whitters’ label Pigasus Records.
ABOUT SONGS & DAUGHTERS: As Nashville’s first-of-its-kind label, Songs & Daughters [in partnership with Big Loud Records] is a female-driven music brand under the direction of BMI Songwriter of the Year (2019) Nicolle Galyon, as President & CEO. Touting six #1 career hits as a songwriter, 2X ACM Awards plus GRAMMY and CMA nominations, including a Triple Play Award win, Galyon established Songs & Daughters in July 2019 – with its mission to serve as a home for female creatives that nurtures both the art (the song) and the artist (the daughter). Launching the career of flagship artist Madison Kozak, and teaming up with critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters, the label has expanded this year signing newcomer Tiera to its Publishing arm [in partnership with Big Loud Publishing / Warner Chappell Music].