The up-and-coming singer-songwriter releases the music video for her track “Dust on a Diamond.”
The song: “Dust on a Diamond” is the debut track from the Little Rock, Arkansas, native.
About the artist: Rising star Bailey Hefley began her career doing local gigs at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock before heading to Music City to demo some songs and co-write with fellow artists, including renowned singer-songwriter Bobby Pinson, who has written four No. 1 hits for both Toby Keith and Sugarland.
After training under the guidance of Pinson and studying voice at Nashville’s Belmont University, Hefley began opening for artists like Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, and Hank Williams Jr. “Dust on a Diamond” marks her first big single.
More on the song: “I wrote ‘Dust on a Diamond’ hoping to inspire other girls and women to know their own worth,” says Hefley. “We all go through things that can change our life path, but it is how we react to them that defines us. This song was written from a place of brokenness, and it helped me heal. I want other girls to feel power in knowing their past doesn’t define them and that they are indeed good enough.”
About the video: Directed by Roman White — whose credentials include “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood and “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift — the music video for “Dust on a Diamond” portrays the downfall of a relationship.
Why we like it: “Dust on a Diamond” is a thoughtful empowerment song: smart lyrics you can’t help but sing along to, a relatable message, and music that’s soft-strong on the verses and rousing on the chorus. Girls who have cried “black mascara rain” — well, we know who we are, and the sisterhood of hurt draws strength from Hefley’s wise assurances that “He ain't gonna be the end of you / He's just something that you’re going through” and “You’re a diamond trying to shine for a blind man.”
For more information on Bailey Hefley, visit her website.