At 5 years old, Hayley loved to sing to the car radio. Her favorite song to sing was Cowboy Sweet Heart by LeAnn Rimes. "Again mommy, again!" All the while she taught herself to yodel. While Hayley doesn't do much yodeling today, she does have a love of country music. Her favorite artists are Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and LeAnn Rimes. Not long ago, Hayley picked up the guitar and taught herself to play and soon after started writing music. Hayley started her own YouTube channel "country601cutie", where she uploaded cover songs. She has developed quite a fan base reaching almost 2 million channel views and 13,000 subscribers. Not bad for singing in your bedroom!
Late 2009, Hayley was discovered by Nashville producer, after viewing her You Tube channel. She had the privilege of going to Nashville to record a song that was pitched to a noted publishing company. That experience taught her about the music industry, and confirmed her desire to pursue her dreams.
Hayley had the privileged to perform at this year's Wagon Wheel Country Music Festival, where she will open the show with a set of cover and original songs. She shared the stage with such greats as, Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne and Emerson Drive. What an honor!
Hayley premiered her first professionally mastered 6 pack CD of original songs this November. What a blast she had recording her own songs and watching her songs come to life with fabulous musicians and production at Kokopelliwest.
Hayley performs every chance she gets. She is frequently a performer at Country at the Merc, Old Town, Temecula, Ca. She is among the alumni, at Temecula Live. A country music review show.
Hayley is a member of the West Coast Country Music Association. This March she was privileged to represent Southern California in the North American Country Music Awards International in Tennessee, where she took home awards for "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year" for New Country Music. Her CD "Are You Listening Tennessee" won awards for "Most Promising CD". Two of the songs, "Are You Listening Tennessee" and "Love At First Goodbye" won first place awards for songwriter of the year, and co-songwriter of the year!