Rising star Caylee Hammack and country icon Alan Jackson have teamed up for a cover of Don Williams’ “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.” On the fresh rendition (produced by Dave Cobb), Hammack and Jackson keep things country and pay homage to both traditional country and the main subject of the song—God.
“Lord, I hope this day is good / I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood / I should be thankful Lord, I know I should / But Lord, I hope this day is good,” Hammack sings soulfully on the opening verse, before Jackson join on the next verse. “Lord, have you forgotten me? / I’ve been prayin’ to you faithfully / I’m not sayin’ I’m a righteous man / But Lord, I hope you understand,” the country icon croons over acoustic guitar strums, soft drum beats and steel guitar.
“This song has held a special place in my heart since childhood. And, during the past few months at home, I have found myself frequently visiting songs I grew up on because of the comfort it has brought me, especially this one,” Hammack shared in a statement. “It has always been a golden classic in my heart and I believe in many others; and it’s message felt much needed today. Alan Jackson was gracious enough to bring his voice and heart to this song and made it feel like chicken noodle soup for the country music soul. I just feel very honored to be able to send our rendition out into the world today!”
Jackson added, “It’s so nice to be able to finally record one of my favorite Don Williams songs with a great message for today and to be able to sing it with another Georgia native with a sweet voice.”
Hammack is gearing up to release her debut studio album, If It Wasn’t For You, on August 14 via Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group. The 13-track record will include her debut single “Family Tree,” as well as previously released tracks “Preciatecha,” “Just Friends,” “Small Town Hypocrite” and the feisty Reba-assisted “Redhead.”
Listen to Hammack and Jackson’s version of “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” above, and check out other new country releases on our New Nashville playlist below.