“Larger than life, glowing with punk-rock energy, an electric technicolor persona” (HITS) breakout singer/songwriter Caylee Hammack’s debut album IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU is available today. Hammack, who wrote and produced every track on the 13-song collection, will kick off her first-ever album release week with a full-band livestream of the whole record tonight on YouTube and Facebook at 6pm CT. Hammack has also invited special guests, friends and album collaborators Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes to join her during the livestream event, available to watch here.
“The support I have felt from the minute this album was released has been overwhelming,” said Hammack. “If it wasn’t for every person on my team, every person willing to listen to a new artist and emotionally invest in them, and my family, I wouldn’t have been able to create this album. So thank you. Thank you so very much. I feel free in a way I’ve never felt before with this album out in the world now.”
Critics have been quick to praise Hammack’s debut album and the vulnerable songs on the collection:
“A dynamic singer and equally memorable songwriter, Hammack’s soulful vocals and descriptive lyrics shine.” – Billboard
“Manages to thread the needle beautifully” – American Songwriter
“A lavish feast of autobiographical storytelling, served up with catchy hooks and the singer’s power-packed voice.” – PEOPLE
“Songs filled with smart, shit-kicking energy” – Rolling Stone
“It’s safe to say that Caylee Hammack has one of the wildest life stories of any rising artist at the moment, and there is no doubt she’s born for a life in music.” – CMT
“Songwriter/producer/full-throttle vocalist’s positivity-seeking If It Wasn’t for You includes the perky down-home “Family Tree, the Kacey Musgraves-feeling “Small Town Hypocrite” and the clever Southern charm kiss-off “Preciatcha” – HITS
“Known for her mix of clever lyrics and haunting melodies” – Music Row
“Shows off a strong voice and a stronger disposition.” – Star Tribune
“Hammack writes with a keen sense of observation and clever lyrics” – Taste Of Country
“One of Country’s most promising newcomers” – Variety
IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU takes listeners on an intimate journey, from Hammack growing up in Ellaville, GA, braving a medical scare and coming out the other side of a bad love that was the catalyst for her turning down a scholarship to Belmont University and ultimately arriving in Nashville, TN. The LP exudes that Hammack is all about the truth, the complete, whole unvarnished truth. Some of country music’s most potent women have also thrown in on Hammack’s debut. With appearances by Reba, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes, Hammack is setting a bar for women across the genre. Hammack also continues to show her reverence for classic country music, just releasing a collaboration with Country music icon Alan Jackson: a special rendition of Don Williams’ “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.”
Currently nominated for ACM “New Female Artist Of The Year” and “Music Event Of The Year,” Caylee Hammack has been noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” (Rolling Stone). With her breakout Top 30 single “Family Tree” marking the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years, Hammack, the Capitol Nashville recording artist has previously brought her unforgettable live set to opening slots for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Brothers Osborne and some of country music’s biggest festivals. For more information visit www.cayleehammack.com.