Hailey Whitters Goes Gold With Her Hit "Everything She Ain't"
February 27th 2023
Rising country star Hailey Whitters is going gold!
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The sassy Iowa native's career defining hit 'Everything She Ain't" is now RIAA Certified Gold! The upbeat tune co-written by Bryan Simpson & Ryan Tyndell is an upbeat tune with a midwest undertone.
The song also gained viral popularity thanks to its signature claps. Country stars Dylan Scott and Ashley Cook got in the fun.
My co-writers on ‘Everything She Ain’t’ – Bryan Simpson & Ryan Tyndell – both spent time in bluegrass bands, and that influence often comes out in what we write. It certainly does in ‘Everything She Ain’t,’ and it was so fun to peel back the production and reimagine this song through that filter,” Hailey said in an Apple Music interview “One of my all-time favorite albums is Reckless by The Steeldrivers. I still wear that record out to this day. It’s my go-to road trip album, and my favorite song has always been ‘Heaven Sent.’ It’s a beautiful reminder that every day we’re given is a gift. We’ve also been playing ‘Gone Country’ in our sets last year on the Raised tour with my road band. It’s an old Bob McDill song that is so fun to play grassy.”
Last month, Whitters made her late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing her hit single “Everything She Ain’t.” The following day, Kelly Clarkson performed a Kellyoke cover of the song on The Kelly Clarkson Show. The song is continuing to climb the charts, hitting No. 32 at country radio this week and No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, recently passing 100 million global streams.
Whitters also dropped an exclusive Apple Music Sessions set featuring a reimagined version of her hit single “Everything She Ain’t,” along with covers of The Steeldrivers’ “Heaven Sent” and Alan Jackson’s “Gone Country.” Apple Music Sessions feature some of the world’s most prolific artists and emerging artists, all in Spatial Audio. Recorded out of Apple Music’s studios around the world, Apple Music Sessions gives artists the opportunity to reimagine and recreate hits from their catalog, and creative covers of beloved classics.
Hailey just kicked off her Raised headlining tour in support of the new album. The Iowa native will also hit the road with Shania Twain, Eric Church and Luke Bryan later this year. Whitters will also play a handful of major festivals like Country Thunder, Two Step Inn Festival, Country Jam and many more.
PHOTO ID (L-R): Seth England (CEO / Partner, Big Loud), Nicolle Galyon (Label Head / Songwriter, Songs & Daughters), Hailey Whitters, Jake Gear (Producer / EVP, Hang Your Hat Music), Matt Graham (Managing Partner + Head of Music, Range Media Partners), Chris Kappy (Founder + CNO, Make Wake Artists)