Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack has â€œa voice to move mountainsâ€Â (Rolling Stone),Â and she is releasing the soulful â€œFamily Tree,â€ as the first track from her forthcoming album today to all digital partnersÂ http://strm.to/
â€œI think family is the best way to introduce yourself to people,â€ Hammack said. â€œMy mama is crazy about tupperware andÂ my daddy hasnâ€™t made it through a whole football game without falling asleep in his easy chair since I can remember. My sister smokes too much and she knows it. Every family has their quirks. This song is about the people I love the most, and the ones who made me who I amâ€¦and unknowingly, they have given me more song ideas than I can count just by being themselves. Real life can be real funny like that.â€
Standing out for her â€œmix of clever lyrics and haunting melodiesâ€Â (Music Row),Â Hammack was recently named as one ofÂ The Bobby Bones Showâ€™s Class of 2019.Â Fans can get to know Hammack as she returns home to her tiny home of Ellaville, GA in the lead installment of a new introductory video series.
Caylee Hammack constantly felt like a self-described â€œhippie in a hillbilly town.â€ â€œI used to pray every night as a kid, â€˜God, just please make me different. Don’t make me like everyone else,â€™â€ she remembers. Hammack is indeed refreshingly different. Sheâ€™s a country expressionist, a grungy firebrand and a spiritual seeker.Â 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.Â â€œMy dad has always said that the most beautiful and strongest things are forged in the fire,â€ she says. â€œIron 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.â€ 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 thatâ€™s rooted in tradition but expands with shards of modern pop and rock. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story â€“ bad decisions, secret affairs, broken hearts, a quirky family lineage â€“ as she invariably turns the lemons of her daring life into sonic lemonade. Hammack is currently opening for LANCO on their headliningÂ 2019 HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR. For additional information, visitÂ cayleehammack.com.