Hailey Whitters Taps Little Big Town For New Single, ‘Fillin’ My Cup’
Hailey Whitters is joining forces with Little Big Town on her brand new single, “Fillin’ My Cup.” Out now, “Fillin’…
Hailey Whitters; Photo by Harper Smith
Out now, “Fillin’ My Cup” finds Whitters and the GRAMMY-winning quartet dissecting the elements of a happy life and coming to terms with the fact that things may not always go the way you plan.
“It’s one part happy and one part pain/ Knowin’ what you can and what you can’t change/ And learnin’ that the secret is wantin’ what you got/ Makes it nice and sweet even when it’s on the rocks,” they sing.
The rising country star co-wrote the optimistic tune alongside Nicolle Galyon and Hillary Lindsey.
“I wrote this song with Hillary Lindsey and Nicolle Galyon. I’d had the title ‘Fillin’ My Cup’ for a while, but then Nicolle had the brilliant idea to turn the lyric into a recipe,” Whitters shares. “It’s a concoction of all of those little things in life that have a way of making my glass feel half-full. It’s been a hopeful reminder throughout the year and just felt like the right note to start 2021 on.”
The Iowa native also released the “Fillin’ My Cup” music video, which features Whitters, Little Big Town, and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor. The clip was filmed under the direction of Harper Smith and shot outside Nashville, TN.
Hailey Whitters released her critically acclaimed album, The Dream, in early 2020. The album made multiple year-end lists and solidified Whitters as one of country music’s most promising new artists.
“All of the praise for THE DREAM has me quite choked up,” she admits. “This record was a labor of love for so many of us involved in the making of it, especially in the early days when it was just a handful of waitressing tips and Hail Marys. I’m humbled and proud to see it resonate the way it has. It’s been the best reminder to stay true to who I am as an artist and storyteller.”
Click above to watch the just-released “Fillin’ My Cup” music video.
Lauren Jo Black
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.