Mallary Hope

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Mallary Hope Whitener
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Mallary Hope at CMA Music Festival, June 2010
Background information
Origin Dalton, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2009–present
Labels MCA Nashville
Associated acts Lauren Alaina
Website Official website

Mallary Hope Whitener (born in Dalton, Georgia) is an American country music singer-songwriter. She released her debut single, "Love Lives On", in July 2009, followed by an EP of the same name on August 4, 2009. Both this song and its followup, "Blossom in the Dust," have made the Hot Country Songs charts.

Musical career[edit]

Mallary Hope released a digital EP entitled Love Lives On on August 4, 2009. This EP includes the title track, as well as "Times Like These" and "Wildflowers".[1] "Love Lives On" debuted at 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for August 22, 2009. Jon Caramanica, from The New York Times, included Mallary as part of the new face of country music saying, "The next generation proposes a range of options. It includes...young women with a more traditional style, like Mallary Hope." [2] (Country Music Television) praised Hope, saying, "She has a beautifully soothing voice and uses it to its full effect on "Love Lives On," bringing all the sadness out of the song she wrote for her sister and anyone else who has a spouse in the military," [3] and Matt Bjorke of Roughstock said that Hope sounded like a young Faith Hill and that the song "is nevertheless a song that can and should do well at radio."[4] Hope's second single "Blossom in the Dust" was released to radio on February 22, 2010 and debuted at number 60 on the chart for the week of March 20, 2010, peaking at 48.

Hope co-wrote Lauren Alaina's late 2011 single "Georgia Peaches" along with "The Locket", another song on Lauren Alaina's debut album. She sang background vocals on "I Will Love You Still", a track from True Believers, a 2013 album by Darius Rucker and performed a duet with Rucker on the song "Baby, I'm Right", which is included on his fourth album called "Southern Style" which was released in 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Hope married Ryan Dokke on April 13, 2014.[5] Mallary and her husband Ryan welcomed daughter Scarlett Ruth Dokke on Jan 19, 2015.[6]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Love Lives On


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2009 "Love Lives On" 42 Love Lives On
2010 "Blossom in the Dust" 48

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2009 "Love Lives On" Stephen Shepherd


  1. ^ "Mallary Hope releases EP". Mallary Hope. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2009-08-02). "Country's New Face: It's Young and Blond". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Parton, Chris. "Mallary Hope Gets Emotional on 'Love Lives On'". Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2009-08-04). "Mallary Hope — "Love Lives On"". Roughstock. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
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