CAYLEE HAMMACK INSPIRED SONG ON ALAN JACKSON’S NEW ALBUM, WHERE HAVE YOU GONE.

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Caylee Hammack is on cloud nine after receiving the news that country superstar Alan Jackson wrote a song based on a letter she sent to him thanking him for recording a duet with her on a cover of the Don Williams’ classic “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good.” In the letter, she said for a man that never cries, her daddy was crying happy tears after listening to her daughter and the iconic Alan Jackson sing together.

His team didn’t really know that he wrote it about that until he was talking about the songs on the record. “The truth be known, the hook came from a young artist that’s on my label, a girl named Caylee Hammack,” says Alan. “She wanted to record this old Don Williams song, ‘Lord I Hope This Day Is Good.’ And I love that song and I love Don anything. And so, I agreed to sing it with her and it’s her record…and she’s a great singer. She sounded beautiful on it. And after we had recorded it she sent me a nice gift or two and a letter and the letter was – she’s from Georgia, like I am from somewhere up north of Atlanta – that she had taken the rough track we had sent her and played it for her daddy who is probably my age. But he was a big fan of mine and this was in the letter that she played it for him and he…yeah, I guess he teared up about it and she just thought it was really something from a man who never cries. And I thought I need to write that.”

Caylee’s team just sent over the song and said they wanted her reaction caught on camera. Little did she know the song was based on her father. “I listened to the song, and I just fell in love with the song and it made me think of my dad. Well, I’m already excited to listen to a (new) Alan Jackson song but I don’t know why I’ve gotten the chance to,” says Caylee. “I called the team and I tell them it reminds me of my dad, but why did he send it? They explain to me that this was inspired by a letter that I had written Alan Jackson and a line specifically about my dad, a man that never cries but crying happy tears when he heard our version of ‘Lord I Hope This Day is Good.’ It just blew me away to be completely honestly. I didn’t even know to wish for this, but still it’s just a dream come true. I’m so grateful to Alan Jackson, Mr. Jackson, I don’t know what I should call him just yet, but I am so very grateful. He made my dad’s day, once again.”

Caylee will also have a chance to thank Alan in person when she performs during his concert Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit show for relief efforts in Newnan, Georgia June 26th.

Alan just released Where Have You Gone, his first album in six years, last Friday (May 14th).

“The truth be known, the hook came from a young artist that’s on my label. A girl named Caylee Hammack. And back when the virus thing was rampant, worse and everybody was so bummed out, she or somebody. I don’t know if it was she or anyway came to me that she wanted to record this old Don Williams song, ‘Lord I Hope This Day Is Good.’ And I love that song and I love Don anything. And so I agreed to sing it with her and it’s her record. But and she’s a great singer. She sounded beautiful on it. And after we had recorded it she sent me a nice gift or two and a letter and the letter was – she’s from Georgia like I am from somewhere up north of Atlanta – that she had taken the rough track we had sent her and played it for her daddy who is probably my age. But he was a big fan of mine and this was in the letter that she played it for him and he…yeah, I guess he teared up about it and she just thought it was really something from a man who never cries. And I thought I need to write that. And so, I did take that title and I did most of the rest of the lyrics that you’re talking about probably is me.”

“So, my team had sent over a song and they said I needed to blind react to it. So, I set up the camera, I listened to the song, and I just fell in love with the song and it made me think of my dad. Well, I’m already excited to listen to a (new) Alan Jackson song but I don’t know why I’ve gotten the chance to. I called the team and I tell them it reminds me of my dad, but why did he send it? They explain to me that this was inspired by a letter that I had written Alan Jackson and a line specifically about my dad, a man that never cries but crying happy tears when he heard our version of ‘Lord I Hope This Day is Good.’ It just blew me away to be completely honestly. I didn’t even know to wish for this, but still it’s just a dream come true. I’m so grateful to Alan Jackson, Mr. Jackson, I don’t know what I should call him just yet, but I am so very grateful. He made my dad’s day, once again.”

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