Budding country songstress Caylee Hammack is full of talent and unique strength while having a fiery personality.
The Georgia native just dropped her debut single “Family Tree,” an upbeat track which celebrates every quirky detail of her family. Hammack also revealed the accompanying music video not too long long, which features her ‘Tupperware Queen of the County’ mother Connie, her cigarette-sneaking sister, and father, cousins, and more.
At only 25, Hammack has experienced a life far beyond her years. From a cancer scare at 16 and using fake IDs to get gigs in Georgia to turning down a college scholarship for a relationship that went south only months later, moving to Nashville and living in her car in the Target parking lot and losing her house with all of her belongings in an electric fire, it’s safe to say Hammack is a pro at perseverance.
“My dad has always said that the most beautiful and strongest things are forged in the fire,” she told UMG Nashville. “Iron 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.”
Aside from being a powerhouse artist, Hammack is full of inspiration and good-hearted advice on how to survive life’s most difficult moments. Sitting in circle on a hotel bed with glasses of wine in hand, chatting with Hammack may have been the most down to earth artist experience imaginable. Caylee shared with Celeb Secrets Country how she’s manages to keep going and what she hopes fans can learn from her hardships.
“There’s a saying that has got me through a lot of dark moments. I had a cancer scare at 16 and almost made a permanent decision that would have harmed my family more than it would’ve helped, even though I thought I would’ve been helping at that time. When I got through the cancer scare, I realized that all of it was supposed to happen for a reason. And if I would’ve done that, then I wouldn’t be here. I guess that saying ‘in the end it will all be alright, and if it’s not alright then it’s just not the end yet’ is what’s gotten me through and I kinda have to live my life that way.”
In other exciting news, Hammack will be hitting the road this summer with Miranda Lambert for her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour.
“Being able to go on tour with someone I look up to is unreal.” Caylee shared.