“Redhead,” penned by Hammack, Natalie Hemby (Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town) and Trent Dabbs (Kacey Musgraves, Joy Williams, Ashley Monroe), is a rollicking good song that celebrates the characteristics of a typical redhead—good and bad. The electrifying vibe of the track will instantly leave you feeling euphoric, even if you don’t draw the slightest semblance to a, well, redhead.
“They got their hands full, trying to tame a pistol / Spitfire, freckles that could run among the dead / Clothes line, tight rope, dare devil, high hopes / They raised a little hell when they raised a little redhead,” Hammack spits in the chorus over thumping drum beats, with just the right amount of southern sass.
The original country redhead herself, Reba, then jumps in on the second verse. “Bull in a china shop, rose colored reckless / Tried to run away, but trouble loves a little redhead,” the country icon quips with feistiness and her signature Reba attitude.
“Being able to work with Reba McEntire was truly a childhood dream come true. It was a dream that I never even knew I had a chance of accomplishing or reaching,” Hammack admitted. “She was so kind to me and so generous to be able to come in and learn this song and sing it with me. It is such an honor to work with a professional business woman like that, a legend in her career field and a legend in many other ways as well.”
“She is just such an idol of mine and I’m just so grateful she was willing to step in and sing this crazy song with me. I just love her.” the Georgia native beamed.
Its accompanying video also has no shortage fiery spunk. The boisterous clip aptly captures a problematic and naughty redhead girl that proves to be a handful for her parents. Between her whimsical tantrums, rebelliousness and havoc-ensuing actions, the sky’s the limit to what a “little redhead” might do.
Hammack’s debut full-length record, If It Wasn’t For You, is slated to drop on August 14 via Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group. The 13-track project will include her debut single “Family Tree,” as well as previously released tracks “Preciatecha,” “Just Friends” and the poignant “Small Town Hypocrite.”
“Redhead” is featured on Sounds Like Nashville’s “New Nashville” playlist. Listen to the track and more country songs fresh out of Music City below: