Hailey Whitters Performs “Plain Jane” On ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’

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This was easily one of my favorite songs on Hailey Whitters’ 2022 Raised record.

“Plain Jane” was written by Hailey along with Cary Barlowe and Hillary Lindsey, and today, she took to daytime TV for a great performance of it on the Kelly Clarkson Show.

The song is a beautiful and honest glimpse at who Hailey is, and there are some great lyrics that portray her as an imperfect human who has a lot of flaws, yet one who has learned to own them and use it to her advantage in a way.

She’s not a cookie-cutter girl, but she owns it, and that’s what makes her so unique and special:

“I like roads that go on windin’
Stuck in the rough, comin’ up diamonds
I ain’t afraid to wear my flaws
It’s so last year to cover ’em all
If you’re like me, hitch up your wagon
And throw on your baggage…”

Hailey adds in the chorus that she’s “a little more messed up Mary than Plain Jane,” and I just love the simplicity and message of that line.

She knows exactly who she is, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse, and if you don’t like it, tough luck… the corn queen isn’t taking anybody’s shit and I love her for it.

And of course, it’s always great to see such a deserving and talented musician featured in front of a national audience… check it out:

It was a full-circle moment of sorts, too, because Kelly performed Hailey’s fan-favorite song and current single at country radio “Everything She Ain’t” for her awesome Kellyoke segment a couple months ago:

“Plain Jane”

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A beer bottle on a dock