Hailey Whitters Talks ‘I’m In Love’ And ‘Spiritual’ Onstage Moment
Hailey Whitters’ single, “I’m In Love,” and her collection of music is now finally getting the attention it deserves. Backstage at the CMA Awards, the singer spoke about the song.
The New Artist of the Year nominee released her EP of the same name, I’m In Love, earlier this year. Whitters joked with our hosts Jeff Kurkjian and Jeff Franiak that she’s a “15-year overnight success, y’all.”
Along with the title track, “I’m In Love,” Whitters’ six-song I’m In Love EP also features her platinum hit, “Everything She Ain’t.” As Kurkjian said, she’s been “grinding it out,” and we think it was well worth the wait.
Whitters opened up to us after we had addressed a very emotional on-stage performance that took place this past summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 34-year-old had finally met Janice, the woman and inspiration behind her song, “Janice At The Hotel Bar.”
“It was kind of a spiritual thing for me because my Janice passed before I wrote that song. So, and I put so many of her like things, nuances and stuff in that song, and like, I never got to play it for her,” Whitters explained.
Now, Whitters is preparing to take a trek across the map next year as a special guest on Dan + Shay‘s ‘The Heartbreak On The Map Tour,’ which kicks off in February. She will also join Luke Combs on select dates in 2024 for his ‘Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old Tour.’
Watch the full interview with Hailey Whitters below.
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