The Days

Album: The Dream (2019)


  • Hailey Whitters moved to Nashville from the small town of Shueyville, Iowa in 2007 to focus on her music. In "The Days," she shifts that focus to making the most of her time in the present instead of looking ahead to the future:

    Instead of counting up the days
    I just wanna make 'em count

    "I feel like I gave up on myself a little bit as far as having a career in music," she told Apple Music. "I really was feeling that there's this whole life that is happening outside of Nashville and outside of the record industry. I just felt like it was very important to be paying attention to it and realize just how lucky we are to be here and to have time."
  • Whitters wrote this song with the Nashville tunesmiths Hillary Lindsey and Ben West. Lindsey's co-writes include Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take The Wheel" and Martina McBride's "Blessed"; West's credits include Pink's "Try" and Lady Antebellum's "Hurt."


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