Rising star Caylee Hammack finally showed off her roots to the world by dropping the video for her debut single, “Family Tree.”
The video uses rural, small-town imagery which perfectly matches the spunky singer-songwriter’s South Georgia upbringing as well as her endearingly quirky, autobiographical lyrics. The clip was directed by Dano Cerny, who previously worked with the likes of Elle King, the Chainsmokers and the Roots.
“I created this song about the people I love, and it’s been pretty special to have my Nashville family help me shed light on my Georgia family,” Hammack shared in a press release. “I think this video really goes above and beyond in translating the song into a true visual experience. Welcome to the family, y’all!”
The Georgia native’s mother, father, sister, co-producer Mikey Reeves and even her dog all make cameo appearances in the video.
“My mom, who is very much a homebody, came out and did the video, and she loved it,” Hammack told Sounds Like Nashville and other local media recently. “She embraced it fully, after she told me she was gonna kill me 15 times for making her wear hot pink eyeliner and putting her in front of the camera.”
Staying true to her depiction in the lyrics of “Family Tree,” the singer’s mother also brought her own Tupperware from home to use as props in the video.
Not showing any sign of slowing down in 2019, the Georgia native will hit the road in the summer supporting Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Brothers Osborne. Hammack is also set to perform at some major country music festivals including Country LakeShake, iHeartCountry and Faster Horses.