Hailey Whitters has shared a deluxe edition of her 2020 album The Dream ahead of its first anniversary.
Whitters has repackaged the album as Living the Dream, adding five new tracks that feature fellow country stars. These include previously released singles “Fillin’ My Cup” featuring Little Big Town and Jordan Davis collab “The Ride,” as well as new collaborations with Trisha Yearwood, Brent Cobb, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey.
Whitters explained in a statement that she was excited to share the deluxe version of her sophomore album because the featured artists had all helped make her music dream a reality.
“The royalties from Little Big Town’s cut on ‘Happy People’ helped pay for part of The Dream,” Whitters explained. “Brent Cobb and Jordan Davis were two of the first artists to take me on tour, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey are my two songwriting idols and favorite co-creators, and Trisha Yearwood is one of the first artists that got me excited about moving to Nashville and pursuing country music.
“I wanted to show fans full circle what ‘living the dream’ looks like for me—from where I started with ‘Ten Year Town’ to the bucket list moments that have resulted since I released my record. I felt it was important to show them what can happen when you don’t give up on yourself.”
On Saturday night, Whitters is set to live-stream a performance from the Grand Ole Opry to help raise funds and awareness for food insecurity, with proceeds being directed to hunger relief organization Feeding America. Next month she will appear on a short run of shows with Midland and Flatland Cavalry across Texas.
Listen to Living the Dream here: