Members of country music sibling trio Track45 have written songs for top artists including Justin Timberlake, Dierks Bentley, HARDY, Kylie Morgan and many others. Today the trio releases a new song, an angst-filled breakup anthem titled “Hate Me,” out now via Stoney Creek Records.
“Hate Me” was written by the Track45 siblings Ben, Jenna and KK Johnson alongside Hunter Phelps (Chase Rice, Cole Swindell). The group also co-produced the track alongside Jason Hall (Little Big Town, Orville Peck). No stranger to production, KK recently discussed her production career with Music Connection (see HERE). On “Hate Me,” Track45 channels pop-punk anthems of the 2000s, resulting in an All American Rejects-goes-country sonic fusion.
“We wrote this song as a musical slap in the face to help KK get over a guy she was hung up on,” says Track45. “This is the perfect song to scream-sing in your car to that person you wish would hate you so it’s easier to move on.”
“Hate Me” is the group’s first release since “Family,” an original country-leaning version of a song that the siblings wrote in 2021 for David Guetta, who recorded it alongside Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. The group was inspired to release its unique version after snippets of the song gained more than 2.1 million views on TikTok. Watch the video here.
This Sunday (3.12), Track45 will perform the National Anthem at the SEC Basketball Championship Game in Nashville, TN.
Track45 got its name from the siblings’ hometown of Meridian, MS, where they honed their love for and skill of creating music. Now based in Nashville, TN, Track45 is signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records. Last year, the band signed a booking deal with United Talent Agency (UTA). Over the years, Track45’s Ben Johnson has become one of Music City’s most sought-after songwriters. He wrote five No. 1 songs in 2022 alone and received a GRAMMY nomination for his role in co-writing Weezer’s “All My Favorite Songs.” He was also honored last week at the CMA Triple Play Awards for his three #1 songs on country radio in the last year.
“Hate Me” is the first of much more new music to come from Track45 in 2023. The trio is performing at Country Stampede, Mississippi-based festivals and more. To stay up-to-date on all things Track45, visit track45.com.