My brand new EP, an extended version of the "Reflection" 2-track album, focuses on all the things I've learned while navigating my teen years. They're an inside look at who I was and who I've become. I hope that when you listen to these songs you reflect on who you were and what you've become, and that these songs inspire you to keep growing into the person that you've always wanted to be. Never give up on yourself, never forget to embrace your beautiful and unique differences, and always follow your dreams. These songs will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I hope they can do for you what they've done for me.
Hailey James is a talented singer/songwriter/performer/recording artist who hails from Cottage Grove, MN. She has garnered recognition as a 4-time AWARD WINNER from the Midwest Country Music Organization, receiving prestigious titles such as 2022 Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year, as well as the 2021 Midwest CMO New Artist and Song of the Year for her track "Wide Awake."
Recent achievements include playing the Vikings VS Chiefs Halftime Show at US Bank Stadium on October 8, 2023. Hailey has also opened for country music legends including Carrie Underwood, Diamond Rio, Crystal Gayle, etc. along with being able to share the stage with Dustin Lynch in 2021 at Country Fest in Cadott, WI which turned into a viral moment across all her social media platforms.
Having started her musical journey by playing local shows near her hometown, Hailey's entertaining performances have allowed her to captivate audiences throughout the Twin Cities, western Wisconsin, and even in the renowned music hub of Nashville, TN. At just 14 years old, Hailey found her place on stage as a weekly featured artist at Country Nites Saloon in Hasting, MN, where she honed her skills and passion for performing in front of a live audience.
As an active member of the Midwest Country Music Organization, Songtown, and the Minnesota Music Coalition, Hailey continues to expand her musical horizons. She draws inspiration from esteemed artists such as Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, and Lauren Alaina, channeling their influence into her own authentic sound.
Hailey's dedication to her craft is evident in her commitment to songwriting. She collaborates with up-and-coming Nashville artists and accomplished, chart-topping hit songwriters, shaping her unique musical style. Her dream is to share her original songs and become an integral part of the vibrant singer/songwriter scene in Nashville. Her original compositions have gained significant traction and can be heard on radio stations across the Midwest, making her a rising star in the country music scene.
For the latest updates on Hailey James and to follow her promising career, visit her website at haileyjamesmusic.com.