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Hailey Whitters releases new album ‘Raised’

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Today (3/18), rising Iowa-born, Nashville-based country star Hailey Whitters released her highly anticipated third album RAISED via Pigasus Records/Songs & Daughters/Big Loud Records. The Harper Smith-directed video for the album’s single “Boys Back Home” was also released today and was shot in Hailey’s hometown of Shueyville, IA.

Whitters is currently in the midst of her first HEARTLAND Tour title which will culminate with two shows at her hometown honky tonk DanceMor Ballroom in Swisher, IA on May 6-7. She will also hit the road this summer with Jon Pardi on his Ain’t Always The Cowboy Tour. Find a full list of tour dates below and buy tickets here.

“This song was inspired by the boys I grew up with. Every Friday night we used to pile into the back of one of their vans, buy a bottle of cheap Hawkeye vodka and to go to a clearing in the middle of the woods where we would start a fire and sit all night drinking and talking about life,” says Whitters. “I grew up with a lot of wild boys who became men strong and hardworking. They had my back then and I know they still have it now. I wanted to sing this song to say thank you and celebrate them. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”

Whitters shared the inspiration for “Boys Back Home” with Consequence of Sound as part of their Origins series.

RAISED finds Whitters reconnecting with his Midwestern roots and hometown of Shueyville, IA, reflecting on family, first kisses, and life amid vast cornfields. The 17-song album was co-produced by Whitters alongside producer Jake Gear, who produced Whitters’ 2020 release THE DREAM and subsequent deluxe album LIVING THE DREAM, and was engineered by Logan Matheny. The album also finds Whitters reconnecting with co-writers Brandy Clark, Nicolle Galyon, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna.

Recently, New York Magazine’s Justin Curto featured Whitters on a visit to his hometown and said, “Raised songs could be about anyone’s life in Shueyville, but their specificity is what makes them special. so intimate and lived.”

Listen to the new album here:

Watch the music video for “Boys Back Home” here:

Tour dates

3/25 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
3/26 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
4/8 – Lake Buena Vista, Florida – House of Blues Orlando*
4/10 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Tortuga Music Festival
4/14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
4/15 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater #
4/16 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater #
4/22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
4/23 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
4/26 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
4/29 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
5/1 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival
5/6 – Swisher, IA – DanceMor Ballroom
5/7 – Swisher, IA – DanceMor Ballroom
6/17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium!
7/9 – Fort Laramie, OH – Concert Country 2022 – Saloon Stage
7/14 – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory – Texas Lottery Plaza #
7/15 – Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center #
7/16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater #
7/22 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center #
7/23 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amp#
7/24 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino – Pend Oreille Pavilion #
7/29 – George, WA – Watershed Festival
8/4 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater #
8/5 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl#
8/6 – Las Vegas, NV – Red Rock Casino#
8/19 – Lamp, MO – Black Oak Amp #
8/20 – Terre Haute, IN – The Mill #
8/25 – Raleigh NC – Red Hat Amp #
8/27 – Sharpsburg, KY – Backyard Amp #
9/8 – Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Center Park #
9/9 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion #
9/10 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp #
9/15 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amp#
9/16 – Big Flats, NY – Summer scene @ Tags #
9/17 – Huber Heights, OH/Rose Music Center#
9/22 – New York, NY – Pier 17 – Rooftop #
9/23 – Gilford, NH – NH Flag Bank #
9/24 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion #

# – with Jon Pardi and Lainey Wilson
* – with Jordan Davis
! – with American aquarium