Hailey Whitters Taps Into Her ’90s Country Influences On Upcoming ‘I’m In Love’ EP

“I’m excited to get more personal and straight from the heart with this next chapter,” she says of the project.

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Lexi Liby

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July 17, 2023

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Hailey Whitters; Photo by Harper Smith

Hailey Whitters is set to release a new six-song EP titled I’m In Love on July 28. The title track “I’m In Love” was released ahead of the project’s debut and the official video followed just days later. 

Different from her other albums, “I’m In Love ” taps into Whitters’ 90’s country influences and explores themes of relationships, heartbreak and finding true love. Produced by Jake Gear and Whitters herself, I’m In Love offers a glimpse of the artist and woman Whitters has become.

Six-Track Project

“My last two LPs were concept records – The Dream being about my Nashville experience, and Raised was a love letter to the heartland I’m from,” Whitters explained in a release. “Both of these records are foundational to who I am. Along the way I’ve lived a lot of life and learned a lot about myself, and I’m excited to get more personal and straight from the heart with this next chapter.  If you’ve made it this far, you know where I’m coming from. Now I’m ready to share where I’ve been and who I am.” 

Hailey Whitters - I'm In Love
Hailey Whitters – I’m In Love

The title track, “I’m In Love,” was written by Nicolle Galyon, Lee Miller, and Cameron Bedell. It is a testament to the freedom of a summertime love and midwestern charm.

“I knew the minute I heard this song I had to record it,” Whitters stated. “I didn’t write it, but I wish I had. “I love – pun intended – the quirky language and spirit.” Whitters continued “Every time I sing it I’m smiling like a big ol sap because it just makes me so happy and puts me in a good mood.”

Music Video

YouTube video

Before the release of the new EP, Whitters won the New Female Artist of the Year at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards in May, where she performed her RIAA gold-certified hit single “Everything She Ain’t.” She also became Billboard’s July 2023 all-genre chartbreaker for the success of her breakout song “Everything She Ain’t.”

Whitters will continue performing at festivals this summer including Country Thunder, Faster Horses, Country Jam, TidalWave Music Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Pilgrimage Music Festival and more. She will then begin touring with Eric Church and offer several supporting dates for Luke Bryan.

Hailey Whitters; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Hailey Whitters; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

I’m In Love EP Tracklist

1. Tie’r Down (Hailey Whitters, Rodney Clawson, Chris La Corte)

2. Countryside Chick (Hailey Whitters, Matt Roy, Brett Tyler)

3. I’m In Love (Cameron Bedell, Nicolle Galyon, Lee Thomas Miller)

4. Mellencamp (Nicolle Galyon, Mark Holman, Jordan Minton)

5. Bad Love (Hailey Whitters, Hillary Lindsey, Jimmy Robbins)

6. Everything She Ain’t (Hailey Whitters, Bryan Simpson, Ryan Tyndell)

Hailey Whitters’ Upcoming Tour Dates

7/21: Twin Lakes, WI – Country Thunder Wisconsin

7/22: Eau Claire, WI – Country Jam

8/6: Camrose, Canada – Big Valley Jamboree

8/12: Atlantic City, NJ – TidalWave Music Festival

8/18: Alberta, Canada – Country Thunder Alberta

8/26: Moscow, ID – Summer Country Showdown

9/8: Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater %

9/9: Quincy, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre %

9/10: Quincy, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre %

9/15: Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater %

9/17: Louisville, KY – Bourbon and Beyond

9/23: Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

9/28: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion ^

9/29: Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena ^

9/30: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center ^

10/6: Savannah, GA – Enmarket Arena ^

10/7: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion ^

10/12: Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center ^

10/13: Green Bay, WI – Resch Center ^

10/14: St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center ^

10/21: Kissimmee, FL – Country Thunder Florida ^

10/26: Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park ^

10/27: Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena ^

10/28: Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium ^

11/11-12: Miami, FL – Country Bay Music Festival

% – with Eric Church

^ – with Luke Bryan

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Lexi Liby

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Lexi Liby

I am a senior at Kansas State University, where I am majoring in Communication Studies. Throughout my time at college, I’ve had the opportunity to publish a few of my pieces in the University’s newspaper, The Collegian, and I’ve created my own website. I’ve previously interned for Country Insider, an iHeartMedia-owned country music industry newsletter and I am currently interning for CountryNow, a Red Light Management owned publication. I’m very passionate about music and writing, so I hope to find myself in a career that incorporates both of these passions.