It’s official… Hailey Whitters is in her Lover era ❤️

As a part of this week’s New Music Friday, the budding songstress released I’m In Love on all music streaming platforms, ultimately kickstarting a brand new wave of music that fans are just too excited for.

Whitters released The Dream back in 2020, a 12-track project that focused on her experience living in Nashville. Just two years later, the Iowa native released Raised, a 17-track project that looked back on her experience living in the midwest, prior to her move to Music City.

With two albums that focus on her past and her present, respectively, does I’m In Love focus on her future?

Nope! Shocking fans everywhere, her brand new EP follows a completely different format that her last two projects, sharing her journey exploring relationships, experiencing heartbreak and ultimately finding love.

In a recent press release, the talented singer-songwriter gushed, “My last two LPs were concept records – The Dream being about my Nashville experience, and Raised was a love letter to the heartland I’m from. Both of these records are foundational to who I am.”

“Along the way, I’ve lived a lot of life and learned a lot about myself, and I’m excited to get more personal and straight from the heart with this next chapter. If you’ve made it this far, you know where I’m coming from. Now I’m ready to share where I’ve been and who I am,” she concluded passionately.

The highly-anticipated project features six must-listen tracks, including a few pre-released hits: “Everything She Ain’t,” “I’m In Love” and “Tie’r Down.” While we know and love all three songs, you will definitely want to add “Countryside Chick,” “Mellencamp” and “Bad Love” to your music library ASAP.

Now is the time to study up on Hailey Whitters’ music before she is a global sensation!

Photo Credit: @haileywhitters on Twitter

As if I’m In Love did not suffice, this week’s New Music Friday playlist was jam-packed with even more girl power, featuring new tunes from Megan Moroney, Julia Cole, Carter Faith, Abbey Cone, Peytan Porter, Emily Ann Roberts, Reyna Roberts, Harper Grace and more.

In addition to this, we definitely did not forget about our favorite country crooners! Tyler Childers, Mitchell Tenpenny, Walker Hayes, Cooper Alan, Larry Fleet, Elvie Shane, Lewis Brice, Brett Kissel and more of today’s biggest stars released some soon-to-be hits that we seriously can’t stop streaming.

To top it all off, Justin Moore and Priscilla Block released an acoustic version of their smash hit “You, Me, And Whiskey” — Does it get any better than that?

After listening to this week’s New Music Friday playlist from top to bottom, we managed to select some of the tracks that we just can’t get enough of. Keep scrolling to see our picks, then let us know which song is your favorite by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.

Hailey Whitters – “Countryside Chick”

Tyler Childers – “In Your Love”

Mitchell Tenpenny – “Bigger Mistakes”

Walker Hayes – “Stetson”

Cooper Alan – “Never Not Remember You”

Megan Moroney – “I’m Not Pretty – Acoustic”

Justin Moore & Priscilla Block – “You, Me, And Whiskey – Acoustic”

The Reklaws & Drake Milligan – “Honky Tonkin’ About”

Kita Alexander feat. Morgan Evans – “Date Night”

Julia Cole – “Bless The Broken Road”

Carter Faith – “Cowboy Forever”

Larry Fleet – “Ain’t Mad At Jesus”

Elvie Shane – “Jonesin'”

Lewis Brice – “Seeing Summer”

Brett Kissel – “Missin’ You in San Antone”

Troy Cartwright – “Heartfelt”

Jon Langston – “Heart On Ice”

Seaforth – “Been Better”

Abbey Cone – “Talk of the Town – Acoustic”

Peytan Porter – “God’s Hotel”

Emily Ann Roberts – “Chickens”

Reyna Roberts – “One Way Street”

Harper Grace – “Down In My Hometown”

Abby Anderson – “Highway Cry”

Chancey Williams – “It Ain’t You”

Brady Riley – “Pour Decisions”

Dani Rose – “You Make It Feel Like Summer”


  • Melanie Rooten

    Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country as an intern in May of 2022, she has also contributed to Holler, Music Mayhem, Country Now, Country Chord, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not working, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).