Hailey Whitters has teamed up with Jordan Davis to deliver breezy new single “The Ride,” which will appear on Living the Dream, the deluxe edition of her 2020 album.
“Jordan Davis took me out on his very first headlining tour when I was only an independent artist,” Whitters recalled in a statement. “I thought that was a very bold statement to make, and I am very [appreciative] of him taking a chance on me.
“He’s one of the key reasons I’ve been able to say I’m ‘living the dream,’ so when thinking about who to collaborate with on this project, he was a no-brainer. I just love his voice and everything he’s bringing to the country format.”
In fact, all the guests on Living the Dream—the upcoming deluxe edition of her 2020 sophomore album The Dream—have played a role in Whitters’ career in some way or other.
“The royalties from Little Big Town’s cut on ‘Happy People’ helped pay for part of The Dream, 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,” Whitters explained.
“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.”
“The Ride,” Little Big Town collab “Fillin’ My Cup” and three other new songs will feature on Living the Dream, due out February 26. Hear the new track below: