Hans 2021 Song Draft: Round Ten-Pick Seven-Bad Weather-Emily Hackett (2014/2015)

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Hanspostcard has a song draft challenge. This is my Round Ten and final pick.

Back in 2014, I happened to catch a wonderful song that played during a commercial on HDNET (movies). HDNET didn’t have normal commercials, they just had clips from movies that it was showcasing, changing each month. I loved the song but, had no idea what the name of it was, other than what I could glean from the lyrics. I desperately wanted to know who the singer was because she had a beautiful voice. I could find nothing, so, I contacted HDNET for help. Her name? Emily Hackett. The song? A Heart Worth Saving (and I wasn’t the only one asking). It is the third track from a short compilation album called Girl Electro Pop, released July 11, 2014 (as best as I can tell). There is no chart information on the album or the song and what lyrics that are on the Internet do not match all of the words she sings. That being said, I was overjoyed to find it and download it.

That brings me to Bad Weather (no chart information on it, either). In digging around for data on Emily, I found a demo video of her singing the song with a guitarist. Then, I found the album it was on…The Raw EP, released July 24, 2015. It’s a beautiful, sad song that reminds me of a stripped down Carrie Underwood piece.

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Photo Credit: The Virginia Star

“I started this song in California when I was making lunch one day at my parent’s house. My boyfriend, Mikey, was goofing around on the guitar and I stopped him like, “What is that? We are writing that. It’s awesome.” It wasn’t until we got back to Nashville, a couple months later that we sat down with our friend Adam James and poured out this song in a couple of hours. It felt so right, we just went with it. It’s one of my favorites I’ve ever written.”

Daily Discovery: Emily Hackett
Songspace
American Songwriter
2014

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was in high school in Georgia when she took off with a friend to visit Belmont University. Headed for the University of Georgia, she fell in love with Nashville and interned in the music industry:

“Here I was in Nashville at school. I had no idea that there was this whole world of music where you could have careers. I didn’t realize there was so much to it. It was cool to be studying the music business at college. I thought I could always be a writer and in Nashville, writers actually get to perform.”

Music Spotlight: Emily Hackett
Bethany Bowman
The Tennessee Star
October 17, 2018

Some months ago, I commented on one of Music City Mike‘s blog posts, regarding interviews of local musicians in Nashville. I told him about Emily but, I don’t know if he ever got the chance to chat with her. Give her a listen. She is a different genre from Lissie but, just as talented.

Thanks, Hans, for the invite to participate. Much like the movie draft, picking favorites is a tough go. There is SO much good music out there. I look forward to sharing more in the upcoming 2022 Draft. ~Vic

Official Website
Bandcamp
Reverbnation
Soundcloud

Additional:
Emily Hackett Looks To The Past & Future On “Nostalgia”
(Taste of Country/Sterling Whitaker/08-10-2017)
CMT’s Next Women Of Country (People Magazine/Katie Kauss/11-16-2018)
Cleveland Native Emily Hackett Comes To Beachland (Cleveland Scene/Jeff Niesel/12-04-2019)
Emily Hackett Releases Heartfelt “Handle” (The Virginia Star/Bethany Bowman/05-29-2020)
Emily Hackett Is Creating Magic (The Aquarian/Debra Kate Schafer/05-31-2020)

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Royals Cover With Megan Davies

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26 thoughts on “Hans 2021 Song Draft: Round Ten-Pick Seven-Bad Weather-Emily Hackett (2014/2015)

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    January 5, 2022 at 9:49 AM

    Oh my goodness…I AM behind!!!!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 5, 2022 at 9:54 PM

      We’ve all been busy. I was gone for a month. I needed that break.

        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        January 6, 2022 at 12:00 AM

        I was going to mow yours down today but got stopped…I’m not going in tomorrow until 8 or 9…the weather is calling for 3-5 inches of snow…at 8 tomorrow morning….I should be working from home tomorrow.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 6, 2022 at 1:49 PM

          You get your snow?

            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            January 6, 2022 at 2:33 PM

            OH YEA! So far around 5 inches where I am

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              January 6, 2022 at 8:23 PM

              OH MY. I wonder if some is headed our way.

                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                January 6, 2022 at 9:16 PM

                I’m sure it is…Kentucky got 8 inches and more in some places.

                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  January 7, 2022 at 1:27 AM

                  Hmmm…

                    badfinger20 (Max) said:
                    January 7, 2022 at 8:47 AM

                    Did you get any?

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 7, 2022 at 9:28 PM

                      Not yet. Just really, really cold air.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 7, 2022 at 9:56 PM

                      Wow…I can’t believe you didn’t get this

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 8, 2022 at 9:00 PM

                      Nope. Nothing. We will be in the teens tonight.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 8, 2022 at 10:02 PM

                      We will be warmer tonight and they are calling for flooding tomorrow with temps in the 50s and raining 1-2 inches

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 8, 2022 at 10:23 PM

                      Yikes.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 9, 2022 at 3:25 AM

                      Yep…the official snow was 8 inches…I can’t believe you didn’t get any!

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 8, 2022 at 10:27 PM

                      Yeah. Me, too. I guess the storm petered out.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 9, 2022 at 3:28 AM

                      A lot of people got hit…Nashville was shut down…down down…today though it got up in the 50s…we finally got out today

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 8, 2022 at 10:28 PM

                      Wow. So, you were snowed in…

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 9, 2022 at 3:30 AM

                      Yes we were…we were both happy to get out today. I don’t mind being at home but we were forced…I hate knowing we are forced to be at home

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 8, 2022 at 10:32 PM

                      Yeah. I get that.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 8, 2022 at 10:33 PM

                      I’m glad it was this week and not next…we pick up Bailey next Friday….his ass would have been in a hotel if it would have been yesterday

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 10, 2022 at 1:07 PM

                      LOL!

                      I just got informed by Ray that we are supposed to get white stuff this weekend. How the weather guessers figure that out, IDK.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 10, 2022 at 6:34 PM

                      That is so damn odd you missed the other…i guess you were too far south

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 10, 2022 at 1:36 PM

                      Longitudinally speaking, I’m on par with you. The storm may have been halted by the mountains. Our mountains will get snow quicker than we will.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 10, 2022 at 1:41 PM

                      You would have liked this one…I made snow cream and it was perfect snow for it

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 10, 2022 at 4:36 PM

                      I haven’t had snow cream in years. Reminds me of my grandmother…

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