Nashville-based singer songwriter & CMT’s Next Woman of Country Emily Hackett is excited to release her new single “Worth The Weight” everywhere today. The track – which premiered yesterday on Hollywood Life – is the second single off Hackett’s upcoming EP By The Moon, the follow up to her 2018 EP By The Sun.
‘“Worth The Weight’ was written during a time in my life where I was really contemplating if the tough life of a creative in the music industry was something I really wanted to do. My good friend and a co-writer of this song, Will Anderson was always very honest with me about everything in his artistry, the ups and downs and scary in-betweens where you always have to trust yourself and your art. At the time, I was interning for major labels in Nashville and kind of made myself believe that just being involved with music would be enough, but at the end of the day, it was the grind of creating and performing that was more worth the weight than the workload of getting others’ creations to the public. It’s a hard thing to do—being true to yourself and your heart’s great desires because of today’s standards and expectations and the stresses of what is deemed as success. Personally, I think you are well on your way if you are at least asking yourself the question, “is what I’m doing worth the weight?” If the answer is no, maybe its time to shake some shit up. If the answer is yes, then keep on truckin’.” – Emily Hackett
Listen to “Worth The Weight” everywhere HERE.
“Her forthcoming EP is a smart meeting-point between early-Aughts pop, country’s current genre playfulness and the one-name women of the Nineties (Faith, Trisha, Shania), with plenty of room for both tender and tongue-in-cheek confessionals.” – Rolling Stone Country