Hailey Knox is one of the artists ushering in a new era of singer-songwriters, and we love what we’re seeing. At only 20-years-old, the upstate New York native has an immense amount of massive talent to showcase—not only does she boast a powerful, soulful voice but she also has superb songwriting skills. Disrupting the idea of what a modern songstress should look like, she adds sparkle to everything she releases thanks to her charmingly vulnerable lyrics and personality-packed vocals.
After writing and producing her own debut EP _A Little Awkward_ in 2016, Hailey started supporting huge acts like Charlie Puth, bringing nothing more on stage than her guitar and loop pedal. Now she’s in the middle of her own headlining US tour promoting _The Hardwired Mixtape,_ her first LP. “Mixtape” is the perfect word to describe the album, which ranges from acoustic ballads to more produced pop tracks. The video for “Hardwired,” one of her more emotional and confessional songs, is a retro, neon-soaked fantasy that gives the _Riverdale_ sets a run for their money.
Hailey shared some of her favorite memories so far from the tour with us. Check them out below, then make sure to track her on Bandsintown!
Hailey Knox's Hardwired Tour Diary
Setting up the merch table! We named him Sheel. There is new “Hardwired” merch only at shows!
Playing in Nashville! I invited my friend Juno up on stage and we sang a few songs together!
Exploring Nashville and eating ice cream with (tour manager) Aya.
Jonah has been documenting the tour, taking videos and photos at each show. This night we were all delusional after not having slept forever!
I’ve been doing promo, podcasts and interviews in between each show. This was taken at Big Sky studio in Detroit.
Cheesing after soundcheck!
Singing "Fake a Laugh" on ukulele during my set.
Photoshoot right before the show at Lager House!
Meeting fans and new friends after the show in Virginia at the Drunken Unicorn!
Playing at a Lightning 100 radio station in Nashville!
Aya and I creating our taco order!
Our merch guy Sheel dancing!
Performing at Shubas in Chicago.
Sneaking over to the green screen after singing "Hardwired" at Fox 17 Nashville.
Meeting new friends after the shows!!
A fan gave me this beautiful blue fan!