Hailey Whitters is well respected in the Nashville community for penning songs that leave a mark. While the singer-songwriter has had cuts by Little Big Town (“Happy People”), Alan Jackson (“The Older I Get”) and Martina McBride (“The Real Thing”), Whitters is gearing up to release her own album The Dream later this year.
One of the standout tracks featured on the project is “The Days,” a stirring reflection on the importance of making every day count. Penned by Whitters, Hillary Lindsey and Ben West, “The Days” has Whitters’ wavering vocals at the forefront as she reminisces on her past.
“The other day it hit me like a hammer/ That you can’t get back those moments that really matter,” she sings wistfully alongside steady percussion and delicate acoustic guitar. The three-minute video for the song, which Billboard premieres below, reflects this message and includes homemade videos and photos from fans.
“This song is about slowing down to soak up the moments (both big & little) that shape who we are,” Whitters tells Billboard. “I wanted to collect real life clips from fans because seeing their natural expressions of joy and happiness makes for a powerful impression on the viewer.”
Country fans can catch Whitters perform “The Days” on the road this year as she serves as opener for Lori McKenna, Maren Morris and Brent Cobb. Complete dates are below.
July 24 — Washington, D.C. @ City Winery
July 25 — New York, NY @ Subculture
July 26 — East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum
Aug. 2 — Montague, MA @ Shea Theater Arts Center
Aug. 3 — Lexington, MA @ Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building
Aug. 4 — Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Sept. 1 — Colville, WA @ FarmJam Music & Camping Festival
Sept. 5 — Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
Sept. 6 — New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Sept. 7 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
Sept. 12 — Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 — Del Mar, CA @ KABOO Music Festival
Sept. 14 — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Sept. 20 — San Luis Obispo, CA @ Avila Beach Golf Resort
Sept. 26 — Des Moines, IA @ Water Works Park Amphitheater
Oct. 18 — Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
Oct. 26 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Oct. 27 — Crystal Bay, NV @ Crown Room, Crystal Bay Casino
Oct. 29 — Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Oct. 31 — Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/5 — Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
11/7 — Boise, ID @ Neurolux
11/8 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
11/10 — Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note
11/15 — Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
11/16 — Minneapolis, MN @ Armory