Iowa’s Hailey Whitters Inspires ‘Stories from a Ten Year Town’
Hailey Whitters sure knows how to tug at our heartstrings! The Shueyville, Iowa-native posted a new video yesterday titled, "Stories From a Ten Year Town." She wrote on social media:
"In my times of doubt, these are the stories and sources that keep me going... No matter the path you’re on, I hope these voices encourage you to keep going after whatever it is you’re chasing."
The video not only features Hailey and her popular song "Ten Year Town," but also a bunch of other Nashville artists and writers. Craig Wiseman, Carly Pearce, Josh Osborne, Nicolle Galyon, Charlie Worsham, Brandy Clark, Hardy, and Lori McKenna all share parts of their Nashville journeys in the three and a half minute video. Quite a few artists have left positive comments on Instagram, including Little Big Town and Maddie Marlow of Maddie & Tae. You can check out the full video below.
"Ten Year Town" was the very first release from Hailey's latest album 'The Dream' and it garnered her a ton of attention in the country music community. She wrote it at a low point in her career, telling The Boot:
"I had to really let go of it and just be like, 'This may never happen for you, and you gotta find a way to be cool with it."
She eventually teamed up with Brandy Clark to write a song about her experience in Nashville, which was fitting because Brandy had faced some similar struggles. That's how "Ten Year Town" was born. Check out the official music video for the song below.