Walker Hayes Drops Newest Release from 8Tracks Vol. 3 – “Dad’s Sailboat”

Walker Hayes Dad's Sailboat

For as long as Walker Hayes continues to release music, we will be listening! The singer-songwriter’s newest release off his fresh project 8Tracks Vol. 3- Black Sheep is as honest and personal as songs get.

“Dad’s Sailboat”, written by Hayes with Josh Jenkins is one that should be on everyone’s radar. True to his own unique style, Hayes delivers quick-witted lyrics and rhythmic sentence structure on the heartfelt tune. He depicts the story of mortality in such a way that is both eye-opening and relatable, as he sings about his father selling his sailboat because he is getting older and the emotional impact that has. The singer’s story-telling is truly unmatched, as he has the ability to write about all aspects of his life and about topics that other artists wouldn’t dream of writing about.

“There’s a for sale sign on my Dad’s sailboat / Part of me wants to tear it down and let it drown in the river / Forget the inevitable /And pretend that heroes live forever / Part of me wants to buy it / And keep it like I wish I could him / But I know that ain’t going to make Dad young again”

“Dad’s Sailboat” is the second release from the new project, following the acoustic version of Hayes’ romantic song “Don’t Let Her.” Watch our interview with the Swag Session alum below, as he talks about the creation of “Don’t Let Her.” Six more songs are slated to be released in the upcoming weeks, and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next. The entire collection of songs will premiere on December 6th!

To keep up with Hayes follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook and make sure to visit his “Be A Craig” fund as well.

“Dad’s Sailboat” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.



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Walker Hayes Re-Releases 8Tracks Vol. 1 & 2 Digitally

Walker Hayes

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We last caught up with Walker Hayes at his NYC album release show at American Beauty, back in October.  Now, the rising country star has decided to give back to his fans the music that made them first fall in love with his unique take on country music. Originally released almost two years ago in Summer of 2016, Hayes has re-released 16 tracks, some of which did not make his full-length album Boom.

Without a record deal, Hayes recorded these work tapes and released them on his website for free, garnering thousands of new fans. The music caught the eye of Monument Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment,  which offered him a record deal back in January of 2017.  Boom was released in October of last year as well.

“I have been so fortunate to get to do things in a unique way this time around. My team has let me take risks and create music that is authentic to me – even though it might not sound like anything else,” says Hayes in a recent press release. “Today, we’re putting out the music that got me here. I’ll never forget the way fans’ reactions made me feel when I first put these 8Tracks out. They are homemade and they are the foundation of who I am. This is my way of saying ‘thanks’ for everyone’s support. I hope old fans are excited to hear them again and I hope new fans love them just as much.”

Take a listen to Vol. 1 here and Vol. 2 here.

Hayes is now out on his own Good as Gold Tour as well as the opening act for Kelsea Ballerini’s Unapologetically tour, which hits NYC on April 5th. The full list of tour dates is listed below.

March 24 –  Saddlebags in Savannah, Georgia*
April 5 – PlayStation Theater in New York, New York~
April 6 – Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey~
April 7 – The National in Richmond, Virginia~
April 19 – Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon~
April 20 – Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington~
April 21 – Showbox SoDo in Seattle, Washington~
April 25 – Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, California~
April 26 – Buck Owens Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California*
April 27– Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, California*

*Good As Gold Tour dates
~Unapologetically Tour dates

Walker Hayes in New York City with New York Country Swag Managing Editor, Christina Bosch (Left) and New York Country Swag Founder, Stephanie Wagner (Right)


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