Campbell’s music is a hybrid of city-slicker sass and small-town sensibilities, mixing rock-style vocals with a country-style twang.
Haley Mae Campbell is well on her way to becoming one of Music Row’s shining new stars. In addition to making her CMA Fest debut in 2018, the music video for her single “Oughta Be” premiered on CMT.com in mid-September, and held its own as one of the most-viewed videos on the platform for over a month. She’s received local and regional radio airplay, and has over three million collective streams on Spotify. Her latest single, “Anything but Yellow,” hit the ground running—the track debuted on Spotify’s ‘New Music Nashville’ playlist and quickly gained traction. After jumping up the ranks to ‘Breakout Country’ and ‘Wild Country’ a week later, “Anything but Yellow” also held a spot on Spotify’s most prestigious country playlist, ‘Hot Country,’ which currently has over 5.4 million followers.
A conversational song about being haunted by heartbreak, “Ghost Stories” reveals a new side of Campbell’s voice. In perfect time for the change of seasons, the official video for “Ghost Stories” premiered on CMT Music, and rose to the #1 spot of CMT’s 12-Pack Countdown. The track was also featured on Spotify’s Wild Country and New Boots playlists with an exclusive vertical video.
Written by Campbell alongside Jerry Jacobs, “Asking for a Friend” is the first single to follow Campbell’s previous EP, Lovers Lottery, released in April of last year. The acute premise of the song is conveyed through clever details in its playful lyrics, which bring listeners along for the ride in this youthful, carefree anthem. The music video premiered exclusively on CMT.com in mid-April.
New York-born and South Carolina-raised, Campbell’s music is a hybrid of city-slicker sass and small-town sensibilities, mixing rock-style vocals with a country-style twang. Since the release of her first album in 2015, Campbell has opened for country stars including Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, David Nail, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Thompson Square and Tyler Farr as well as folk stars The Avett Brothers and performed alongside headliner Sheryl Crow at Charleston’s 9th Annual First Flush Festival.
At once playful and determined, Campbell is ready to knock down doors as she continues her ascent to stardom; however, she insists she’ll never lose sight of why she chose to make music in the first place. Says Campbell:
“My music is a reflection of my life experience and it comes from the heart. With every song, the goal is to take the listener on a journey, paint them a picture and involve them in the story. I think that is truly what makes music special – when it can transport you to a different state of mind.”