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THE DREAM TOPS YEAR-END LISTS BY PASTE MAGAZINE, STEREOGUM, ROLLING STONE AND MORE.
Yesterday, rising country star Hailey Whitters releases a new single “Fillin’ My Cup” (feat. Little Big Town). The song was written by Whitters, Songs & Daughters’ label head Nicolle Galyon, and Hillary Lindsey, and was co-produced by Whitters and Jake Gear – who produced her critically-acclaimed THE DREAM released last year via Pigasus Records / Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters. The director’s cut of the official video also just dropped featuring Whitters, Little Big Town, and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor. Filmed under the direction of Harper Smith, it was shot outside Nashville, TN. Watch the official video for “Fillin’ My Cup” (feat. Little Big Town): https://youtu.be/Pd6CdPwlY34.
“I wrote this song with Hillary Lindsey and Nicolle Galyon. I’d had the title ‘Fillin’ My Cup’ for a while, but then Nicolle had the brilliant idea to turn the lyric into a recipe,” explains Whitters. “It’s a concoction of all of those little things in life that have a way of making my glass feel half-full. It’s been a hopeful reminder throughout the year and just felt like the right note to start 2021 on.”
Whitters’ THE DREAM firmly established the Iowa-born artist as “Nashville’s Next Big Star.” By the end of 2020, it was hailed as one of the top albums of the year, reigning #1 on both Stereogum’s “10 Best Country Albums of 2020” and Garden & Gun’s “Best Southern Albums of 2020” lists. THE DREAM was named among the best albums of the year by The Washington Post, Paste Magazine, The Tennessean, and landed at #6 on Rolling Stone’s “30 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2020” list, who proclaimed, “The Dream is the type of record that could propel an artist as talented as Whitters in a million different directions.” Rolling Stone and American Songwriter also named her single “Janice at the Hotel Bar” one of the best songs of 2020.
“All of the praise for THE DREAM has me quite choked up,” adds Whitters. “This record was a labor of love for so many of us involved in the making of it, especially in the early days when it was just a handful of waitressing tips and Hail Marys. I’m humbled and proud to see it resonate the way it has. It’s been the best reminder to stay true to who I am as an artist and storyteller.”
ABOUT BIG LOUD RECORDS:
Big Loud Records’ head-turning success story continues to unfold since first launching in 2015, as an expansion of innovative music company Big Loud. With multiple GOLD and PLATINUM certifications, plus 10 #1 U.S. airplay and 15 #1 Canadian airplay hits, the Big Loud Records artist family includes Morgan Wallen, Jake Owen, Chris Lane, HARDY, Mason Ramsey, MacKenzie Porter, ERNEST, Ben Burgess, Ashland Craft, Larry Fleet, and Sean Stemaly. Further establishing its cutting-edge reputation, Big Loud Records partnered with ACM Award-winning songwriter Nicolle Galyon to create female-driven label Songs & Daughters – launching the career of flagship artist Madison Kozak and teaming up with critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters, the label also expanded in signing newcomer Tiera to its Publishing arm [in partnership with Big Loud Publishing / Warner Chappell Music]. Big Loud’s growing roster has accounted for more than 6 BILLION global streams to date. Stacking 2020 accolades, Seth England (Partner/CEO) and Patch Culbertson (VP of A&R) were named among Billboard‘s Indie Power Players, with England, Craig Wiseman (Partner), Austen Adams (COO), and Candice Watkins (VP of Marketing) listed as Billboard‘s Country Power Players. Further garnering industry recognition, Stacy Blythe (VP of Promotion) was awarded the top honor for SVP/VP at the 2019 CRS/Country Aircheck Awards.
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 expanded in 2020, signing newcomer Tiera to its Publishing arm [in partnership with Big Loud Publishing / Warner Chappell Music].