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David Lawrence
• Friday, 01 January, 2021
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1): Good Shit, released in conjunction with SMACK Songs (May 2016) and the guidance of red-hot songwriter/producer Shane McNally (Sam Hunt, Kacey Mus graves). The stripped-down EP’s funky, loop driven “Shades” became a summer sensation thanks to its explosion across streaming services and praise from syndicated morning show host Bobby Bones, who played it during drive time.

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But nestled among the project’s raw, minimalist tracks were deeper offerings: “Beer in the Fridge,” chronicling his struggle with alcoholism, and “Bad Thing (Good Shit)” about the fleeting nature of life and its greatest joys. Off to a running start this year, Hayes signed a deal with Monument Records, an imprint of Sony Music based in Nashville, Tenn. Co-headed by McNally and Jason Owen, which launched in January 2017.

Charles Edgar Walker Hayes (born December 27, 1979) is an American country music singer. He has charted three singles on Hot Country Songs and has released two albums.

Hayes has recorded for both Capitol Records and Monument Records, with his highest chart entry being “You Broke Up with Me”, from his 2017 album boom. This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Walker Hayes, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayden, and also shares some stories from the FM days. Walker Hayes is back with a big nod to some classic tunes with a new song called “90s Country”.

He says had he mentioned all that he wanted, the song would have been longer than Don McLean's “American Pie” (which is 8:32) or “Rapper's Delight” (which is 14:32). Singer/songwriter Walker Hayes was tempted to give up his dream of making it in the music business.

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That’s when a pivotal moment happened that now has begun to reshape his destiny. The Mobile, Alabama native had inked a deal with Capitol Records Nashville which released the singles “Pants” and “Why Wait for Summer” in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Unfortunately, neither song moved past #40 on the Billboard charts, and Hayes soon lost his contract. Instead of hitting the road to perform, the father of six worked the graveyard shift in retail while continuing to write songs.

I had a chance to talk with Walker about his newest album, “BOOM,” that was released December 2017 and what’s to come for the rest of 2018. He shared many personal struggles that he feels that are an important part of his journey and hopes that it will help others as well.

He said, “A lot of this album has to do with kind of my transition or recovery from basically two or three years ago; I was an alcoholic. To press on to bigger and better things for my family, in order to be a better dad.

We just had our sixth kid, which didn’t make sense to a lot of people. You have one car.’ So Lana met Craig’s wife Laura at one of our son’s basketball games.

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And Laura invited her to this church called Redeeming Grace. It’s not like my top priority on the list is to make it to some type of thing like that, once a week.

We showed up at this church and the most incredible relationship was conceived. This guy named Craig, walked up at this church.

First, it started with just them opening their home, having dinner with us, but then it became Craig and his wife on date night. Can’t you all imagine him playing in stadiums and stuff.’ My wife and I always say that Craig and Laura have this incredible gift to recognize needs in people’s lives.

At one point about two years into our relationship, Craig shows up at my son Beckett’s baseball game, and he has the keys and title to his own minivan. I think he was prepared for me to kind of fight back, because it wasn’t my proudest moment.

I feel like guys especially just struggle with communicating gratitude or love. We sent it to him and Laura, and they listened to it in a theater parking lot on a date night.

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He just said, ‘Speechless.’ Laura texted Lana and I and said, ‘Craig wanted to call you, but he literally can’t talk right now.’ It’s obviously a very impactful song. That’s what I noticed with the song and so many people would come up and say, ‘Hey, we are donating a car to so-and-so family in honor of your song.’ It’s amazing.

And I realized just how much there’s a need right now for positive stuff among the media and the press. Really, everybody knows the dark side sells a lot and people are attracted to that like moths to a flame.

I asked Walker how did he come up with the title of his album “Boom” and he said, “That’s a very lighthearted thing. In the past 2 1/2-3 years, I was basically rescued by a guy named Shane McNally.

And basically since he signed me, his team, and my manager Robert Carlton, we would text each other as the journey went along. Bobby Bones played “Beer in the Fridge” and everybody freaked out, boom!’ It’s like we just ended it, it was like a happy period on the end or our written form of an exclamation point.

I found out that it went Platinum when I was in New York, and I remember walking off that stage before my show and calling Lana and just saying, ‘We just made it, it’s Platinum!’ That was just a moment for us to kind of high five virtually through the phone, and we had driven in a U-Haul from our honeymoon to Nashville 14 years ago, and now, “We did it.” No one can say, ‘Why did you do that?’ It feels great, and it’s fleeting, but I’m on to the next one!” He continues to make an impact in the Country music industry and is preparing to launch his new headlining tour.

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For updates on Walker Hayes, go to his website or Facebook for his new tour dates starting December 5th in California. Styles that I like to play the most are Brazilian, folk, blues, rock and country.

I also study baroque counterpoint, which helps a lot when conducting voices, or making arrangements for brass and strings. Hi there, I'm a singer (and songwriter), with over a decades worth of recording with the likes of producer Jeff Sheriff (Shangri-La Records), Shiva Baum (music festivals/producer), Herb Alpert (Tijuana Brass), Theodore Bike (Fiddler on the Roof), Yuval Ron, Lou Adler and hundreds of professional working musicians based in Los Angeles.

En Production Musical Digital en El TEC de Monterrey y he trabajado con albinos DE Los projects emergent es MAS import antes Del pass. Me specialize en generous Como El pop, Latino, indie, folk y alternative.

Luke Dewayne is a producer, engineer, mixer, multi instrumentalist, studio owner, and educator based in Nashville. Credits include: Walker Hayes, Jerrod Neumann, Bailey Bryan, Jameson Rodgers, Everette, Jana Kramer, Decree, Jeffery Steele, Jill and Kate, Matt Giraud, and TONS more, both in the studio and live.

(Album Track list & Release Date) by China Cobra · 7th December 2017 WalkerHayes’s second studio album “boom.” including eleven tracks, such as “You Broke Up with Me”, “Beautiful”, “Dollar Store” and “Beer in the Fridge”, is scheduled to be released on December 8, 2017.

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His good friend who resides in Nashville, came into the singer-songwriter's life at a time when he didn't want the world to know he needed help. The personal track describes his encounter with Craig himself when he had offered to give Hayes the car out of his garage.

The single follows Hayes latest hit “90’s Country.” His debut album boom. The 10 track album includes the RIAA certified Platinum Top 10 hit, “You Broke Up With Me” as well as the highly anticipated follow-up single, “Craig,” which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2018 AIMS Nashville Awards.

With seven or eight or nine solo records and multiple releases as a member of Willie Sugarcane and Father, Will’s career continues to grow.

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