If ever there was a song that this world needs to hear right now, it’s “Hail Mary.” And if there ever was the ideal country duo to deliver this song, it’s undoubtedly Haley & Michaels. The husband and wife team announced the July release of their brand new single while opening up for Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean at Country Stampede on (June 22).
“We wrote this song about overcoming adversity and about some of the most challenging times on our musical journey together,” says Haley & Michaels’ Ryan Michaels of the song, which has already garnered early airplay by some of country music’s radio most influential tastemakers.
The journey of “Hail Mary” has already been an impressive one, as it was featured in the hit Netflix film Walk. Ride. Rodeo. earlier this year. Since its appearance in the inspirational film back in March, the anthem has had over 1.5 million streams on Spotify and has also consistently been trending on Shazam. It even attracted Haley & Michaels’ home state of California’s San Francisco 49ers who will direct and host the duo’s upcoming music video for the rallying anthem!
“From the day we wrote it, ‘Hail Mary’ has always been a very special song to us,” explains Haley & Michaels’ Shannon Haley, “so to watch it take on a whole new context in a movie such as Walk. Ride. Rodeo. and beyond with the NFL is really a dream come true.”
Released by Sony/ATV label imprint Hickory Records/RED Music and written by Haley & Michaels alongside fellow co-writers Nolan Sipe, Brian Howes, and JVP, “Hail Mary” has also seen much success on CMT, with the music video reaching #1 on the nation’s premier country music network. And thanks to high fan demand, the duo has been performing the song out on the road, including at the official ACM Lifting Lives party in Las Vegas earlier this year.
And yes, the road is serving as quite the summer haven for Haley & Michaels, with the country duo recently performing at the WYCD Hoedown in Detroit, WEZL Party in the Park and WCOS June Jam Party in South Carolina, and WCKT July 4th Red White & Boom in Ft Myers. Additionally, the duo is currently putting together a full summer and fall tour, with details to be released in the coming days.
About Haley & Michaels
Haley & Michaels grew up in Northern California just three miles apart but didn't meet until they were both living in Nashville. They had immediate chemistry and have been writing and recording together ever since; they were married in May 2015. The duo has been featured on numerous Spotify playlists, amassing over 30 million online streams, has appeared twice on NBC’s Today and has also experienced great success on SiriusXM's "The Highway”. They have sold more than 200,000 digital downloads independently. Haley & Michaels signed with Sony/ATV as songwriters, and additionally with Sony ATV’s label imprint Hickory Records/RED Music and are in the studio working on their first full-length studio album due out later this year.