Hailey Whitters has an endearing habit of suggesting she’s perennially late to the party. “I’ve always just felt like a late bloomer,” she says, with a sigh that turns into a laugh. With the release of her debut album Black Sheep (October 2, 2015 via Carnival Music), Whitters proves she was well worth the wait. In the Spring of 2016, she landed two cuts on Martina McBride’s album, Reckless, and spent the latter half of the year touring on McBrides Love Unleashed tour. She also recently penned “Happy People” on most recent Little Big Town 10record The Breaker.