West Stage
Friday, June 14, 2024




Hailey James is a talented singer/songwriter/performer/recording artist who hails from Cottage Grove, MN. She has garnered recognition as a four-time award winner from the Midwest Country Music Organization, receiving prestigious titles such as 2022 Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year, as well as the 2021 Midwest CMO New Artist and Song of the Year for her track “Wide Awake.”

Having started her musical journey by playing local shows near her hometown, Hailey’s entertaining performances have allowed her to captivate audiences throughout the Twin Cities, western Wisconsin, and even in the renowned music hub of Nashville, TN. At just 14 years old, Hailey found her place on stage as a weekly featured artist at Country Nites Saloon in Hasting, MN, where she honed her skills and passion for performing in front of a live audience.

As an active member of the Midwest Country Music Organization, Songtown, and the Minnesota Music Coalition, Hailey continues to expand her musical horizons. She draws inspiration from esteemed artists such as Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, and Lauren Alaina, channeling their influence into her own authentic sound.

Hailey’s dedication to her craft is evident in her commitment to songwriting. She collaborates with up-and-coming Nashville artists and accomplished, chart-topping hit songwriters, shaping her unique musical style. Her dream is to share her original songs and become an integral part of the vibrant singer/songwriter scene in Nashville. Her original compositions have gained significant traction and can be heard on radio stations across the Midwest, making her a rising star in the country music scene.