Caylee Hammack and Alan Jackson Team Up For Don Williams Cover

Caylee Hammack teamed up with one of her musical heroes, Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson, for a special…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 24, 2020

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Caylee Hammack, Alan Jackson; Photos Courtesy the Artists

Caylee Hammack teamed up with one of her musical heroes, Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson, for a special cover of Don Williams’ “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” and it’s pure country gold.

Produced by six-time Grammy-winner Dave Cobb, the song delivers a well-timed message of hope that we can all relate to during these unprecedented times.

“Lord, I hope this day is good/ I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood/ I should be thankful Lord, I know I should/ But Lord, I hope this day is good,” they sing on the chorus.

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“This song has held a special place in my heart since childhood,” Hammack shared in a statement. “And, during the past few months at home, I have found myself frequently visiting songs I grew up on because of the comfort it has brought me, especially this one. It has always been a golden classic in my heart and I believe in many others; and it’s message felt much needed today. Alan Jackson was gracious enough to bring his voice and heart to this song and made it feel like chicken noodle soup for the country music soul. I just feel very honored to be able to send our rendition out into the world today!”

“It’s so nice to be able to finally record one of my favorite Don Williams songs with a great message for today and to be able to sing it with another Georgia native with a sweet voice,” added Jackson.

“Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” was originally recorded by the Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Williams in 1981. It went on to become his 12th No.1 single and has previously been covered by artists such as Lee Ann Womack and Keb’ Mo’.

Caylee Hammack recently announced the upcoming release of her debut album, If It Wasn’t For You. Out August 14, the project features 13 tracks all co-written and co-produced by the Georgia native.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.