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Hailey Whitters

September 16, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Maintenaance Shop

Doors open at 7:30pm 

Genre: Country | For Fans Of: Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Sarah Evans
$10 ($8 w/ ISU student ID) in advance
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Shueyville, IA-native Hailey Whitters has an endearing habit of suggesting she’s perennially late to the party. “I’ve always just felt like a late bloomer,” she says, with a sigh that turns into a laugh.

With the release of her debut album Black Sheep in late 2015 (Carnival Music), Whitters proves she was well worth the wait. Produced by ace session guitarist Derek Wells, Black Sheep is a soulful collection that turns sad stories into bold celebrations of people society often shames, layered over honky tonk and rootsy rock.

The oldest of six children born to a large Catholic family, Whitters grew up a determined but unexpected artist, drawn to songs and singers but unsure why. “I took my first trip to Nashville when I was 16 and fell in love,” Whitters says. “I immediately knew I wanted to move here.” A year later, she did. She also enrolled in college, and paid her proverbial dues as a nanny, waitress, and salon receptionist before signing with Carnival Music in 2012.

Features in No Depression and The Bluegrass Situation, a Daytrotter Session, several nods on 2016 artists-to-watch lists, and other praise have introduced her to a larger audience, who has responded with open arms. “I love to hear from people about how one of my songs has touched them. It just makes me feel like I’m doing something bigger than myself,” Whitters says.

In the spring of 2016, Whitters landed two cuts on Martina McBride's album, Reckless, and spent the latter half of the year touring on McBride’s Love Unleashed Tour. She also recently penned the Little Big town song, "Happy People," featured on the band’s 2017 album The Breaker.

 

TICKETS: $10 ($8 w/ ISU Student ID) in advance $2 increase day of show

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