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WATCH: Caylee Hammack on Colbert w/ New Single “Just Friends”

September 1, 2020

“Stand back—she’s breathing fire,” declares Paste regarding Caylee Hammack’s new single “Just Friends” available at Country Radio today. The Capitol Nashville “songwriter/producer/full-throttle vocalist” (HITS) celebrated her new single (written by Hammack, Aaron Raitiere, Mikey Reaves) today by making her The Late Show With Stephen Colbert debut as part of their #PlayAtHome series in a full production and high velocity performance, available to watch here.

Hammack just released her debut record IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU on August 14, available to listen here. Since the release, critics have continued to highly praise the 13-track set that sees Hammack with writer and producer credits on every track on the album.

“With a huge voice and dynamic presence, the country newcomer pulls out all the stops on If It Wasn’t for You…The results are big and bright, effortlessly skipping between styles and packed with personality.” – Rolling Stone

“Hammack has arrived with this 13-track adrenaline blast…every song on here plays out like an entry in Hammack’s diary—and is just as compelling…Hammack deserves to be a star.” – Billboard 

The Georgia-born singer’s new album is one of the year’s best country debuts.” – Paste 

“One of Nashville’s most promising young singers”-  Washington Post

“Caylee Hammack’s debut album is powered by a drive for difference.” – American Songwriter 

“Every song on her spunky, eclectic, 13-track album offers vignettes from her life story, woven with words of hope, determination, heartache, entanglement and above all, inspiration.” – Music Row

“Hammack’s wit and grit make listening to it all a pleasure” –  PEOPLE

“Hammack cements herself as an incredible talent with a story all her own who has artfully turned her experiences into catchy, engaging and honest songs that will have you listening again and again.” – Pop Culture 

“From tales about her childhood, to stories about heartbreak, to fiery songs about life, the Georgia-born artist infuses her personality and vulnerability into every word.”  Sounds Like Nashville 

IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU takes listeners on an intimate journey, from Hammack growing up in Ellaville, GA, braving a medical scare and coming out the other side of a bad love that was the catalyst for her turning down a scholarship to Belmont University and ultimately arriving in Nashville, TN. The LP, also included in NPR’s “noteworthy releases,” exudes that Hammack is all about the truth, the complete, whole unvarnished truth. Some of country music’s most potent women have also thrown in on Hammack’s debut. With appearances by Reba, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes, Hammack is setting a bar for women across the genre. Hammack also continues to show her reverence for classic country music, just releasing a collaboration with Country music icon Alan Jackson: a special rendition of Don Williams’ “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.”

Nominated for ACM “New Female Artist Of The Year” and “Music Event Of The Year,” Caylee Hammack has been noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone andHITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” (Rolling Stone). With her breakout Top 30 single “Family Tree” marking the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years, Hammack, the Capitol Nashville recording artist has previously brought her unforgettable live set to opening slots for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Brothers Osborne and some of country music’s biggest festivals. For more information visit