ABOUT WALKER HAYES
Walker Hayes’ new single “Y’all Life,” available everywhere July 15, is a quintessential song about life in the south. True to Hayes’ signature songwriting style, which Billboard praised as “personal, soul-bearing storylines; rolling rhymes; and Macklemore-like cadence,” he sings:
“LIVIN’ THAT Y’ALL LIFE Y’ALL / ROLLING IN THE SOUTH / WHERE IT’S ALL FOOTBALL AND JESUS”
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Hayes understands completely what “Y’all Life” means…he’s lived it. With this new track he continues his tradition of releasing songs that reflect his personal experiences that millions of listeners can relate to. A tradition that led the Washington Post to write “Hayes has broken into the mainstream by sounding different.”
Written by Hayes, with Pete Good and Josh Jenkins, and produced by Hayes with “Fancy Like” collaborator Joe Thibodeau, and Multi-Grammy Award Winner Shane McAnally, “Y’all Life,” is for every person who has gone to a football game on a Friday night or gotten dressed up to stop at the Olive Garden on the way to prom. It’s for anyone whose added names to their church prayer list or bragged about their mom’s sweet tea.
Last year he released his smash hit “Fancy Like,” which topped every country music sales and streaming chart, spent more than 6 months at the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, hit the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs, hit number one at country radio, was also featured in a nationwide Applebee’s commercial, and gave Hayes his first GRAMMY Award nomination as an artist for Best Country Song…all with a song about the simple joys of a date night at Applebee’s with his high school sweetheart, now wife, of 17 years.
After nearly 20 years in Nashville chasing his dream, Hayes got his breakthrough singing about what he knows best – family, faith, and real life. Most unexpected of all, is that the 43-year-old father has become a country music TikTok star. Propelled by a TikTok dance Hayes made to “Fancy Like” with his teenage daughter, which has over 35 million views, his TikTok’s have been viewed hundreds of millions of times and has connected with audiences across genres.
Since “Fancy Like” was released, Hayes’ album Country Stuff The Album has become one of the top country albums in sales and streams this year and spawned the follow up single “AA,” which was just certified Platinum.
Hayes has performed his music, including the Double-Platinum RIAA certified hit “You Broke Up With Me” from his debut album boom. to national audiences on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The TODAY Show.
This fall, Hayes will set out on his headlining arena tour, Glad You’re Here, named after the book he co-wrote with best friend Craig Allen Cooper. The book tells the story of the beloved Hayes track “Craig” and details Hayes’ journey to finding Christ.
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