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.