“Young and Stupid” & “Good People”
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Who is Pillbox Patti? In her own words:
I grew up in FL.
Sometimes with my dad.
Sometimes with my sister.
Sometimes with my mom.
Sometimes with my grandma.
Sometimes at a friend’s house.
Sometimes with just a stamp of my dad’s signature.
Sometimes people were on drugs.
Sometimes I was on drugs.
Sometimes people were selling drugs.
Sometimes I was selling drugs.
Sometimes people were getting’ the shit beat out of them.
Couple times I was one of them.
Sometimes the cops came.
Sometimes no one did.
Sometimes you gotta get out of where everyone else is stuck.
Couple times I did.
Sometimes you remember you have a dream.
Sometimes you gotta take the long way.
Sometimes one dream pays for another dream.
Sometimes shit actually works out.
I still do pretty much everything sometimes.
Pillbox Patti is the evolution of celebrated Nashville songwriter Nicolette Hayford. She has penned hits like “One Night Standards” and “Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” for Ashely McBryde as well as songs for Lainey Wilson, William Michael Morgan and Chrissy Metz. In 2021 she was named MusicRow’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year and nominated for ACM and CMA Song Of The Year Awards.
Today, Hayford releases the first of her own songs as “Pillbox Patti.”
After years of writing for other artists, Hayford is finally stepping into the spotlight as an artist. The ten-year town put her into a box, so she ventured off with her tribe of writers and what has emerged is Pillbox Patti, allowing Hayford to say anything and everything she wants. The fresh, authentic take on growing up in her Country is crystallized through the lens of a Florida native delivering her youth and adulthood in an honest, spirited, not always pretty, package.
Written by Hayford with Aaron Raitiere, Ashley McBryde, Park Chisolm, Benjy Davis, Connie Harrington and Joe Clemmons, “Young and Stupid” is a call back to Hayford’s youth and how far she’s come, while “Good People,” written by Hayford with Clemmons, Raitiere, Harrington, Davis and Chisolm, is about the joys of just being around your people – good or bad! Both songs are available everywhere today.
Produced by Park Chisolm, more music from Pillbox Patti will be released later this year.
Photo Credits: Alexa Kinigopoulos
Don’t miss Pillbox Patti this summer, opening for Brantley Gilbert & Jelly Roll on the Son Of The Dirty South Tour:
June 30 – Jacksonville, FL
July 1 – Panama City Beach, FL
August 25 – Bossier City, LA
August 26 – Tupelo, MS
August 27 – Brandon, MS
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