March 18, 2024



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NASHVILLE, TENN. – Today, Nashville-based artists Hailey Whitters and Ben Rector released new single “Color Up My World,” a banjo-pickin’, toe-tappin’ duet that the duo collaborated on to sing together on Dan + Shay’s Heartbreak On The Map Tour, running nationwide now. 

About the song, Whitters says: “The minute I heard this song I was instantly sold. It just makes me feel good. Ben is insanely talented and I was honored he asked me to be a part of it. Every time we sing it, it makes me smile and it’s been fun watching the audience respond in a similar way on tour.”

Rector adds: “When Dan + Shay asked me to go on tour this spring it was an easy yes. I’ve known them for a long time and have immense respect for their music and careers, and when I learned Hailey Whitters would also be on the bill I was ecstatic. I’ve followed her music since I first heard it, and I thought it would be fun to perform a song together on the tour (I’m trying to do more musical things sheerly for fun). One day at a co-write I grabbed my friend Austin’s banjo, and the opening few lines of this song just popped out. It was one of those special songs that came together really quickly and felt like it could be an authentic fit for both Hailey and me, and something that would be a ton of fun to play together. I’m really proud of how it came together and am so excited to release it into the world.”

The Heartbreak On The Map Tour continues tonight in Columbus, Ohio and will make stops in Nashville, Chicago, Philadelphia, Newark, Boston, and more. Find a full list of tour dates for Dan + Shay’s Heartbreak On The Map Tour below, and find full tour itineraries for Hailey Whitters and Ben Rector on their websites.

Last summer, Whitters released a critically-acclaimed six-song EP I’m In Love via Pigasus / Songs & Daughters / Big Loud Records. In their four-star review, American Songwriter proclaimed, “Whitters once again shows the breadth and depth of her gifts as a vocalist and songwriter.” The EP’s title track was named one of the best songs of the week by Whiskey RiffBillboard and Stereogum, who called it “an eminently charming pop-country song” where “every little corner of the arrangement shines.” “I’m In Love” is currently top 50 at country radio, and marks Whitters’ first single to impact at country radio since her RIAA Platinum-certified smash hit “Everything She Ain’t.”

Upcoming Heartbreak On The Map Tour with Ben Rector and Hailey Whitters Tour Dates

3/15 – Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena

3/16 – Knoxville, Tenn. – Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center

3/20 – Savannah, Ga. – Enmarket Arena

3/21 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena

3/22 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center

4/4 – Milwaukee, Wis. – Fiserv Forum

4/5 – Saint Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center

4/6 – Omaha, Neb. – CHI Health Center Omaha

4/7 – Kansas City, Mo. – T-Mobile Center

4/11 – Philadelphia, Penn. – Wells Fargo Center

412 – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center

4/13 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden 


Over the past year, Hailey Whitters’ career has skyrocketed, taking home the ACM Award for New Female Artist of the Year and nominated for New Artist of the Year at CMA Awards. Last year alone, she made her night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, soon followed by performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC’s TODAY, and a performance of her hit single “Everything She Ain’t” at the ACM Awards. The breakthrough single appeared on her breakthrough album Raised, which, like her 2020 album The Dream, appeared on over 15 year-end best-of lists, and was named Rolling Stone‘s No. 1 country album of the year. “Everything She Ain’t” marked multiple firsts for the Iowa-born artist including her first-ever top 20 single at country radio, appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 and RIAA Platinum certification. The song has been played over 175 million times on TikTok, inspiring multiple trends on the platform. Last year, Whitters mounted a headline tour in support of Raised, followed by tours with Shania Twain, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, and Luke Bryan. Last summer, Whitters followed Raised with a brand new-six song EP, I’m In Love, tapping into her ’90s country influences while exploring relationships, heartbreak, and finding love. In 2024, Whitters hits the road on headline Cant Tie’r Down Tour stops before opening for Dan + Shay and Luke Combs. As in years past, Whitters will perform at a slew of music festivals throughout the year including Stagecoach, Railbird Music Festival, Carolina Country Music Festival, Barefoot Country Music Festival and Golden Sky Music Festival.




Ben Rector is an independent, Platinum-selling recording artist who has amassed over a billion streams across all platforms. His songs have appeared on more than 100 television shows, ad campaigns, and movies, and his records have topped numerous Billboard charts, with his last two records landing at No. 1 on Billboard‘s U.S. Folk and No. 2 on Billboard‘s U.S. Rock and U.S. Indie charts. Rector has built a dedicated touring base, regularly selling out his headlining shows across the country.



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Media Contacts

For Hailey Whitters

Joe Sivick + Bobby Crane | Missing Piece Group

Jess Anderson | Big Loud Records

For Ben Rector

Steve Bryan

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