Quickly becoming one of Nashville’s most buzz-worthy new artists among fans, radio and critics, Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack will premiere the official music video for “Family Tree” tomorrow on CMT, before being available with all partners on Monday. Hammack effortlessly brings quirky autobiographical lyrics to life with her ferociously fun debut video directed by Dano Cerny (Elle King, The Chainsmokers, The Roots). Weaving together spunky imagery from her small-town South Georgia upbringing and personal tokens from her storied past, the singer/songwriter chronicles her real-life journey with the people who shaped her, inviting fans to feel like they’ve known the fiery newcomer and her ‘family tree’ for a lifetime. Fans can listen to Hammack’s debut single here.
“I created this song about the people I love with the people I love, it’s been pretty special to have my Nashville family help me shed light on my Georgia family,” said Hammack. “I think this video really goes above and beyond in translating the song into a true visual experience. Welcome to the family, y’all!”
The video for the song “filled with smart, shit-kicking energy” (Rolling Stone), was co-written and co-produced by Hammack. She was highlighted as an “Artist to Watch” by outlets such as The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine and has already claimed upcoming tour slots with Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Brothers Osborne and will appear at some of country music’s biggest festivals including Country LakeShake, iHeartCountry Festival, Faster Horses Festival and more.
Background On Caylee Hammack
Caylee Hammack constantly felt like a self-described “hippie in a hillbilly town.” “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. She’s a country expressionist, a grungy firebrand and a spiritual seeker. And at only 24, 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.” Tested by the fire, Caylee Hammack has been molded into an artist with incredible depth and a powerhouse voice that can effortlessly veer from fiery and demanding to quiet and vulnerable. Her life experience and relentless curiosity have coalesced into a country cocktail that’s rooted in tradition but expands with shards of modern pop and rock. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story – bad decisions, secret affairs, broken hearts, a quirky family lineage – as she invariably turns the lemons of her daring life into sonic lemonade. For additional information, visitcayleehammack.com.