“One of the most exciting new talents coming out of Nashville’s country scene” (Rolling Stone), Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack released more new music for fans today, sharing the reflective new track “Preciatcha,” available to listen here. Starting out with a smooth intro reminiscing on a past love, the singer/songwriter/producer reveals her gratitude for lessons from a broken relationship. Co-written and co-produced by Hammack with Laura Veltz and Jordan Schmidt, “Preciatcha” has a fiery, groove-driven chorus showcasing her subtle word play, singular imagery and wide set of stylistic influences that make her unique. Critics have been quick to spotlight Hammack’s craft with HITS Magazine declaring “she has created a kind of country music that’s larger—and brighter—than real life.”
“My mother once told me that every hand you hold is a lesson or a blessing,” shared Hammack. “If you find good love, you hold on to it. If you find something else by accident, learn what you must from that experience and move on. ‘Preciatcha’ is about searching for a silver lining in a storm. It’s my song for the broken hearts that deserved better but didn’t get it.”
“Preciatcha” joins Hammack’s breakout single “Family Tree,” also co-written and co-produced by Hammack, that is known for its “soulful vocals and descriptive lyrics [that] shine” (Billboard) and has been praised by CMT as “the first of many signature songs to come from Hammack.” “Family Tree” was the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years. Hammack also recently shared “Just Friends” with fans, a new track heralded by Variety as “boldly aflame” and an “amusingly feisty single that uses traditional country and distorted alt-rock as twin fuels for the fire.” Hammack is set to bring her firebrand live set to Seven Peaks Music Festival this weekend, from there she will join opening slots for Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.
My mama always told me that every hand that you hold is a lesson or a blessing. This one, was a lesson in finding the silver lining in a hurricane. Listen to #preciatcha here: https://t.co/7AAjvVOLaK pic.twitter.com/RdtcTGxXtV
— Caylee Anna Hammack (@Cayleehammack) August 30, 2019
Background on Caylee Hammack:
Caylee Hammack constantly felt like a self-described “hippie in a hillbilly town” in her tiny hometown of Ellaville, Georgia. “I used to pray every night as a kid, ‘God, just please make me different. Don’t make me like everyone else,’” 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 just a few months later, sleeping in her car when she arrived in Nashville and then losing her home in an electrical fire. “My dad has always said that the most beautiful and strongest things are forged in the fire,” she says. “Iron is nothing until you work it in a fire. Glass cannot be blown without intense heat. You can’t make anything beautiful or strong without a little heat.”