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Meet Haley Chic from Arlington, MA

This Berklee College of Music grad’s voice speaks of barrooms and late nights, blue jeans and tequila, more than classrooms, notations and music theory. Though it’s all there, in a smooth, full surrender. Educated honky-tonk blues, perhaps? There’s a maturity, like a good whiskey. There’s culture and discipline. Woven throughout, there is youthfulness and brass that help define this talented singer/songwriter as an artist. When Haley sings, you believe what she is saying . It’s her background, her experience and her self-assuredness.

Years of listening and yearning lead Chic to where she is now. From kindergarten kitchen jams to the hallowed halls of Berklee helped to shape this artist. You can catch her performing all around Boston and New England. And maybe see her setting up events at some of your favorite live music venues, as Haley now does event planning!

Here’s Haley

A visit to the Country 1025 studio had Haley sharing some awesome new music!

Check out her new single, “Slow Down”

Here’s “Don’t You Know”



Chic Chat 

Grew up in: Arlington, MA

Now lives in: Boston, MA

What lead you to music: My parents always had the radio on, and my dad had a huge CD collection. I used to sit in my room and learn every word

How old when you started: I always took an interest in music, but I didn’t start singing, playing guitar and writing songs until I was 15.

Instruments played:  Guitar and Piano

How would you describe your sound: A little country, a little pop and a little rock-n-roll

Awards/accolades: My song, “18 Degrees” was a finalist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards

All- time favorite country songs: I love anything Johnny Cash. For newer music I love Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn.” Sara Evans’ “Suds In The Bucket” was one of the first songs I ever listened to on Country 102.5!

Favorite country concert: I love to be in Nashville and go into all the bars/venues my friends are playing in! In Boston, Kenny Chesney at Gillette is always a go-to

What songs do you like now on Country 102.5: “Whiskey Glasses” by Morgan Wallen

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: I actually am an event planner for the Lyons Group in Boston! I love having a day job, and playing at night and on the weekends. I work with all of my best friends! One of my venues is Loretta’s Last Call, which is an amazing country music venue

Craziest thing that ever happened in your music career: Meeting Jason Isbell was definitely a top ten moment

Fun facts: My parents own a hair salon, so I grew up around hairdressing- I’m pretty pretty good at doing hair! In high schoool I played soccer, basketball and softball. I lived in Nashville and I got to interview a bunch of big country stars while writing for the Nashville Country Club. 

See Haley 

  • July 11: Music on the Green in the Boston Seaport
  • August 16: Xfinity Center Side Stage for Dierks Bentley in Mansfield



The Chic Network



Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

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