Caylee Hammack kicks off three-part holiday cover series with 'Hard Candy Christmas' | The Music Universe

Capitol Nashville’s Hammack wraps breakout year on multiple “Best Of” lists

Becoming known for her “voice to move mountains” (Rolling Stone), Caylee Hammack is lending her spell-binding vocals to a series of beloved holiday songs this festive season. Kicking off the three-part series, Hammack debuted her unforgettable rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.” In the countdown to the holidays, Hammack will also share special versions of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” on December 21st and “The Christmas Song” on December 22nd on Hammack’s Facebook page and Youtube page.

The series comes hot on the heels of NPR and Esquire singling out Hammack’s track “Small Town Hypocrite” as one of their “Best Songs of 2020,” Stereogum heralding the track as “a song of the year” as well as Rolling Stone applauding her debut record as one of their “Best Country And Americana Albums Of 2020.” Hammack has also been turning heads since her debut, garnering mass critical acclaim for her vocals.

Hammack also just released the official music video for her new single “Just Friends.” Hammack pays homage to some of her strongest musical influences from vintage Dolly Parton to 90’s alternative rock in the new clip, directed by Justin Clough, and featuring one of Hammack’s dream collaborators Everclear’s Art Alexakis.

Hammacks’ debut, 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 has already been praised by critics with People declaring the set as a “a lavish feast of autobiographical storytelling, served up with catchy hooks and the singer’s power-packed voice.” 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 also continues to show her reverence for classic country music, recently releasing a collaboration with country music icon Alan Jackson: a special rendition of Don Williams’ “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.”

Hammack has been noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS 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. She’ll return to the road with Reba during a summer arena trek in 2021.