- Hi Haley, how have you grown as a country singer in 2018?
-In 2018 so far, I have had some incredible opportunities that have helped me grow as a country artist. I started the year living in Nashville, had the opportunity to play Whiskey Jam, have co-written with so many new writers, and have been able to push outside of my comfort zone to develop my own personal sound.
- How did you come up with the name of your new EP “Lover’s Lottery?”
-The title of my new EP comes from a song on the record called “Take a Chance”. It was actually originally released on my first record back in 2015. However, I’ve always loved the song and felt that it deserved to be re-vamped for the EP! When I was choosing a title for the EP, I was combing through the lyrics to all the songs, and “Lovers Lottery” stuck out to me because it seemed to perfectly capture the main idea of the album. Love is a game of chance, and you have to play if you want to win!
- What is the story behind your latest single “Oughta Be?”
-My new single, “Oughta Be,” was actually the first song I ever had the opportunity to co-write in Nashville. I had met the other writer, Patrick Thomas, at an event in my hometown, and met up with him during my next trip to Music City. I was so nervous at first, but we ended up having very similar styles of writing, and when I brought up the idea “I’m not trying to tell you who or how or what you gotta be, but you oughta be with me” it just clicked! I think the song is so relatable, because everyone has that person that they hold so close to their heart.
- Is there something you wish your fans would take away from your new EP that comes out on April 27, 2018?
– I hope my fans can relate to the stories of the songs on this new EP. I’ve always gravitated towards songwriting because of the emotional outlet it provides, and I think it’s such a special thing to share love, heartbreak, and everything in between.
- Was there any other artists or producers that worked on your new EP?
-Zachary Manno, who is also the lead guitarist on the tracks, produced the EP.
- Is there anything else new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
-Absolutely! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks creating some super fun video content that I can’t wait to share. Beyond that, I am always writing and co-writing new music, so don’t be surprised if you see more soon!
- Is there anything else you would like to share?
-I just want to thank everyone who has encouraged me to chase this dream, release this music, and especially to the fans that continue to buy, stream, and support it. And, of course, to publications like Dixiedee Blog who help artists share their hearts!
(Produced by Zachary Manno & Haley Mae Campbell)
1) “Lose My Number” (Haley Mae Campbell)
2) “Blisters” (Haley Mae Campbell)
3) “Take a Chance” (Haley Mae Campbell)
4) “Through The Door” (Haley Mae Campbell)
5) “Oughta Be” (Haley Mae Campbell, Patrick Thomas)
6) “No Place to Go” (Haley Mae Campbell, Ben Sewell
April 13th – Music Farm (Charleston, SC)
April 14th – Wild Wing Cafe (Mount Pleasant, SC)
April 20th – Tin Roof (Charlotte, NC)
April 21st – The Windjammer (Isle Of Palms, SC)
May 11th – Dockery’s (Charleston, SC)
May 12th – My Father’s Moustache (Mount Pleasant, SC)
May 16th – Home Team BBQ West Ashley (Charleston, SC)
May 21st – Red’s Ice House (Mount Pleasant, SC)
May 25th – Wild Wing Cafe (Bluffton, SC)
May 26th – My Father’s Moustache (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Nineteen-year-old Haley Mae Campbell is well on her way to becoming one of Music Row’s next shining stars. The young singer-songwriter was named the 2016 Independent Tone Awards’ “Country Artist of the Year” as well as “Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year” by the i93.7 Locals Only show, receiving local and regional airplay for her previous EP, Phone Home. Campbell’s recent single, “Lose My Number,” peaked as a #5 pre-order on the iTunes Country Chart and debuted at #43 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart. “Lose My Number,” the lead single from her upcoming sophomore EP, Lovers Lottery, set for an April 27, 2018 release will be followed up by her second single, “Oughta Be” which will be released on March 23, 2018.
Campbell began crisscrossing the U.S. at a young age, going on tour with her band, The Hardware, immediately after graduating from high school on their “Hugs & Disses Tour.” Since then, Campbell has opened for country stars including Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, David Nail, Lauren Alaina, Love and Theft, Thompson Square and Tyler Farr as well as folk stars The Avett Brothers and performing at the 9th Annual First Flush Festival in her hometown of Charleston, SC with headliner Sheryl Crow. For more information on Haley Mae Campbell visit: www.haleymaecampbell.com.