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Caylee Hammack announced her upcoming and highly-anticipated major label debut, “If It Wasn’t For You,” arriving August 14th. Hammack co-wrote and co-produced every track on the 13-song collection.

“I feel like I’m airing all my dirty laundry in this album in hopes of others feeling that honesty and vulnerability and in it, finding a safe haven to be themselves,” said Hammack. “I want the nitty gritty to shine through, that’s where the stories are. Every song on this record has a true story behind it, and now I can’t wait to tell those once people listen to the album!”

Currently nominated for two ACM Awards, Hammack takes listeners on an intimate journey, from 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. Destiny – and a big lion heart – wouldn’t let the girl who saw Loretta Lynn at the Columbus Civic Center at 13 miss her life’s purpose. You can hear it in the quavering homage in “Sister,” the wide open power-resilience of “Mean Something,” or the straight up country of “Forged In The Fire” and the piercing truths of “Small Town Hypocrite.”

Some of country music’s most potent women have also thrown in on Hammack’s debut. Whether it’s Reba’s sassy “girl, I know” vocal on “Redhead” or singer/songwriters Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes on “Mean Something,” Hammack is setting a bar for women across the genre.

It’s not just the lyrical load, though nearly every word is true. Just as importantly, the ferocity with which Hammack and co-producer Mikey Reaves came at these songs compels. As a producer, Hammack seeks to match the emotion to the recording. It’s not enough to hear the story, she wants listeners to experience the viscerality of it. Whether it’s the swaggering Tammy Wynette come uppance “Just Like You” or vulnerability and awe that permeates “Looking For A Lighter,” these tracks pull the listener in. Hammack understands, because her feelings fall around her in songs.

“If It Wasn’t For You” Official Track List:

1. “Just Friends”
(Caylee Hammack, Aaron Raitiere, Mikey Reaves)

2. “Redhead” (Featuring Reba McEntire)
(Trent Dabbs, Caylee Hammack, Natalie Hemby)

3. “Looking For A Lighter”
(Caylee Hammack, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson)

4. “Preciatcha”
(Caylee Hammack, Jordan Schmidt, Laura Veltz)

5. “Sister”
(Blake Bollinger, April Geesbreght, Caylee Hammack)

6. “Just Like You”
(Caylee Hammack, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram)

7. “King Size Bed”
(Caylee Hammack, Thomas “Tawgs” Salter, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges)

8. “Forged In The Fire”
(Thomas Finchum, Caylee Hammack, Andy Skib)

9. “Family Tree”
(Caylee Hammack, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges)

10. “Mean Something” (Featuring Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes)
(Caylee Hammack, Mikey Reaves)

11. “Small Town Hypocrite”
(Caylee Hammack, Jared Scott)

12. “Gold”
(Caylee Hammack)

13. “New Level Of Life”
(Caylee Hammack, Aaron Raitiere, Connor Thuotte)
Hammack offered more insight into the forthcoming release, sharing the meaning behind the record’s name as she performs a new track on the album, “Gold,” available to watch below:

(Press release courtesy of The GreenRoom)