2020 was full of ups and downs for Shueyville, Iowa native Hailey Whitters!

Late last February, Hailey finally released her highly-anticipated album The Dream. She had lots of plans to tour and play live shows to help promote the album, but 2020 had other plans. Just a few weeks after the album's release, the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world. With live concerts put on hold indefinitely, Hailey had to rely on other avenues, like social media, to spread the word about her new album.

Despite this drastic change of plans, Hailey's album caught on. Songs like "Ten Year Town," "Heartland," and "Janice at the Hotel Bar" garnered a ton of attention from not only country music fans, but also fellow country artists. The Dream and its songs received rave reviews, making lots of year-end "best of" lists.

Cut to 2021. After a whirlwind of a year, Hailey surprises us all by releasing a brand new song on January 1st. But, that wasn't the only surprise. The song, called "Fillin' My Cup," features Grammy award-winning country group Little Big Town!

We got the honor of speaking to Hailey this week about her new song, the accompanying music video, the disaster that was 2020, and her plans for 2021! In case you missed it, here's the interview in its entirety:

We wish Hailey nothing but success in 2021 and we can't wait for live concerts to return so we can see her perform back here in her home state!

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