Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack “bares her soul” (Billboard) with the release of her latest single “Small Town Hypocrite,” available at country radio today. Co-written and co-produced by Hammack, the autobiographical ballad ties together her “top-notch” writing skills and vocals that “carry a story of broken hearts and survival” (Rolling Stone). The prodigiously talented singer/songwriter shared more details “Behind The Song” with American Songwriter here, as the new single paints the unvarnished truth of Hammack’s personal journey of heartbreak and reflection. Critics and artists alike have been overwhelmingly quick to spotlight and applaud the career-song-in-the making since its release just over a month ago.
“An autobiographical ballad about giving up her dreams for a man who she came to find out later was only holding her back, the pain is felt within every lyric she sings.” – Billboard
“On the Georgia native’s new track, cadences reminiscent of Dolly Parton carry a story of broken hearts and survival” – Rolling Stone
“The track is a perfect wonder… The lyric is extraordinary, relating the saga of a woman who sets aside her dreams for a no-good guy, then summons the strength to move on. The vocal performance is quite moving, radiating vulnerability, heartache, bitterness and honesty. All in all, a fabulous little record.” – Music Row
Hammack is also hosting “CMT’s Next Women of Country Goes Live” series inviting special guests each week, with previous guests including Ashley McBryde, Cassadee Pope, Tenille Townes and this week’s guest Lindsay Ell, as a medium to connect with audiences through music and conversation. Fans can tune in each Tuesday at 5pm CT on CMT’s Facebook page to watch.
Background on Caylee Hammack:
Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack grew up in the tiny town of Ellaville, Georgia where she used to pray every night as a kid, “God, just please make me different,” she remembers. Hammack is indeed refreshingly different. And at only 25, she has already packed a full life into just a few years, using fake IDs to get gigs around South Georgia, turning down a college scholarship for a love that burned out, sleeping in her car when she arrived in Nashville and then losing her home in an electrical fire. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story – bad decisions, broken hearts, a quirky family lineage.
Hammack’s debut Top 30 breakout single “Family Tree,” co-written/co-produced by Hammack was the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years and praised for its “soulful vocals and descriptive lyrics [that] shine” (Billboard). Hammack has brought her firebrand live set to opening slots for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Brothers Osborne and some of country music’s biggest festivals. Next up, Hammack will return to the road later this year with Luke Bryan, Reba and Rascal Flatts. Hammack has also been the 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). For more information, visit cayleehammack.com.