Hailey Whitters Hailey Whitters Nashville Her native Iowan roots link her to the Midwest, but in 2007 Whitters relocated to Nashville to pursue her songwriting and signed with Carnival Music in 2012. Since then she has shared stages with Josh Thompson, Randy Houser, Jo Dee Messina, Casey Donahew Band, & Chris Knight. She has also garnered critical acclaim in Nashville's music community. The Nashville Scene proclaimed, "Hailey Whitters summons the space-country aesthetics that Daniel Lanois brought to Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball and Willie Nelson’s Teatro in the late ’90s". In addition, Music Row critic Robert K. Oermann cited Hailey as an answer to country radio's lack of female artists with his praise--"I like her drawling delivery, the working gal lyric, the soulful backing guitar work, and the girlfriend chit-chat touches. Very, very promising. Keep your ears on this newcomer".