Hailey Whitters discusses songwriting at Cornfields, what inspires her and more


through Marcus K. Dowling

41 m ago

In a recent interview with SPIN, Grammy-nominated country artist Hailey Whitters spoke of her long-standing appreciation for her songwriting processes and creative inspirations.

The “Fillin ‘My Cup” singer points out that she grew up idolizing Trisha Yearwood and Alan Jackson, and that teachers honed her writing and musical talent to enable her to become a rising singer-songwriter in Nashville.

“Writing songs became one of my first passions,” Whitters told the magazine. “My mom brought me to Nashville when I was 15. It was the biggest city I have ever been to, and I saw people with their guitars standing on Broadway looking for tips. We went to the Grand Ole Opry and I was like, “This is what I want to do for the rest of my life – I’m moving to Nashville.” you already knew and moved nine hours to try out a career that you had no example of, I think that was a pretty bold move for a 17 year old girl from small town Iowa, looking back .

She notes a creative and fun process that takes her back to her “small town” roots, Shueyville, Iowa. “I like going to the cornfield behind my parents’ house. I take a bottle of wine. I can see the beauty in the simple landscape and sit back and reflect on life. I like to come home and talk to people in my town. I draw a lot of inspiration from real life experiences, ”she notes.


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