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Walker Hayes Drops Brand New Track “Y’all Life”

Walker Hayes’ new track “Y’all Life” is out now, July 15th on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the new track below.

This is Walker Hayes’ year and country fans agree. He continues to deliver anthem after anthem (“AA” and “Fancy Like”). Most recently, Hayes shared a new southern-rock anthem, after teasing the song on social media. “Y’all Life” and the accompanying music video is officially here.

The nostalgic song features country roots and hip-hop lyrics. Hayes’ distinct musical style is on full display on the track. If you listen carefully, you will even hear an adjusted sample of Nelly’s “Country Grammar” midway through the chorus. The music video even features some of the Alabama Crimson Tide players in the fun-loving visuals.

“Y’all, them nursing homes still rattling with some Dolly Parton // And them high school kids traveling like James Harden // In them white limousines to the Olive Garden // On prom night, it’s good times, right // We be livin’ that y’all life, y’all”

Hayes is truly at the top of his game. Between his viral videos, supportive family, and clever and catchy lyrics, it is great to see the singer-songwriter finally get the recognition he so rightfully deserves.

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Walker Hayes’ new song “Y’all Life” is out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Walker Hayes releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“Y’all Life” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes 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: ‘Country Stuff The Album’ – Review

Walker Hayes’ brand new full-length project, Country Stuff The Album featuring “Fancy Like” and “AA” is out now, January 21st on all streaming platforms. Listen below.

When Walker Hayes released his Country Stuff EP in June, he wasn’t yet “the Fancy Like guy.” In fact, the buzz had just begun about the track that would become a viral sensation, inescapable everywhere from live television performances to Applebee’s commercials. Now, Hayes is taking a step forward as an artist, releasing his full-length Country Stuff The Album today, January 21.

“I’ve been waiting so long to put out a project like this,” says the Monument recording artist in a statement. “It has everything I love from the fun of ‘Fancy Like’ to the more personal lyrics in ‘AA.’ As an artist, it’s such a unique thing to be able to share all the different versions of you in a project, and that’s really what I tried to do here.”

The album opens with “Drinking Songs,” an interesting choice for a man who’s faced his own battles with alcohol addiction. Yet, Hayes jokes about it as only he can, quipping on social media, “Who better to write a drinking song than an alcoholic?” On the breakup track, Hayes is rock bottom after a breakup, getting through the tough times supported by a drink and an array of country greats.

Interestingly, Hayes follows up his “Drinking Songs,” with “AA,” revealing the honest truths about his life and his struggles. On the mid-tempo tune, he muses, “I’m just tryna keep my daughters off the pole // And my sons out of jail // Tryna get to church so I don’t go to hell // I’m just tryna keep my wife // From figuring out // That I married up // And she married way, way down… Hey, I’m just tryna stay out of AA.”

Like “AA,” “What You Don’t Wish For” deals with the struggles Hayes has faced on his road to success. “People think I’m crazy // And sometimes I believe them,” He begins. “I ain’t the best singer in the world // But I can’t stop singing.” He dedicates the song to all “the kids with guitars looking up at the stars” with dreams of making music a career. “They say careful what you wish // But I say more // Be careful what you don’t wish for.”

Hayes shows his romantic side on songs like “Life With You” and “Make You Cry.” If you follow him on social media, it’s abundantly clear how much he loves his wife, Lainey. This is even more evident on the album’s more heartfelt tracks. “Life With You” is about how much life changes once you find your person. “I never knew that I was lonely ‘til your love // Didn’t believe in all that one and only stuff //  Only thing that my heart could commit to // Was my commitment issues // Til you came into the picture like whoa // I said ‘y’all i’m finished flying solo’…” Hayes sings.“Baby all I wanna do is life with you.” Meanwhile, on “Make You Cry,” he celebrates the happy tears of life, which were probably caused by these songs. “I know I hit the right emotion,” He sings. “When your eyes fill up with ocean.”

The album also features a handful of collaborations, including “Country Stuff” with Jake Owen, “Briefcase” with Lori McKenna, and “What If We Did?” with Carly Pearce, each of which appeared on his previously-released EP. The new addition here is the re-release of “Craig,” featuring Christian group MercyMe. The song tells the story of a man whom Hayes met at church that changed his life by paying things forward and giving him a van. The inclusion of MercyMe on the choruses here adds a new layer to the song, making it even more powerful.

“Yeah I know, he sounds cool right? // Not your typical kid from Sunday school, right? // Nah he can’t walk on water // Or turn the Napa Valley red // But he just might be tight with a man that did // Now he’s not the light of the world // But I wish that mine was bright as his // Yeah he just might be tight with a man that is”

“Fancy Like” is still one of the album’s standouts, with its inescapable earworminess that we’re somehow not sick of yet. Meanwhile, Hayes continues to drop funky beats like “Fancy Like” on the likes of “U Gurl,” another rhythmic singalong track that’s sure to make the TikTokers happy.

The album ends on a high note with the stirring Carly Pearce duet “What If We Did.” The track finds the pair after a one-night-stand, musing that they may not make it long term, but what if they did? “That only happens never,” Hayes sings as they consider a possible future together, Pearce’s angelic voice adding a beautiful richness of layers to the already dreamy track.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months, you’ve heard and sang along to “Fancy Like.” Yet, there’s so much more to Walker Hayes, as evidenced by Country Stuff The Album. While he can produce a viral hit with a silly dance, Hayes is much deeper than just that, and while it would be easy to simply write him off as “that Fancy Like guy,” we recommend you give him the chance he deserves.

Country Stuff The Album Tracklist:

  1. “Drinking Songs”
  2. “AA”
  3. “Life With You”
  4.  “U Gurl”
  5. “DeLorean”
  6. “Fancy Like”
  7. “Craig” (Feat MercyMe)
  8. “What You Don’t Wish For”
  9. “Country Stuff” (Feat. Jake Owen)
  10. “I Hope You Miss Me”
  11. “Briefcase” (Feat. Lori McKenna)
  12. “Cry”
  13. “What If We Did” (Feat. Carly Pearce)
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Walker Hayes’ brand new full-length project, ‘Country Stuff The Album’ is out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Walker Hayes announcements and releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Country Stuff The Album is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes 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 Drops Brand New Track “Drinking Songs”

Walker Hayes’ new track “Drinking Songs” is out now, January 7th on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the new track below.

Walker Hayes’ moment to shine is now! As longtime fans of the singer-songwriter, even naming him an Artist to Watch back in 2017, it is so exciting to see his stardom continue to rise. His mega-hit “Fancy Like,” and his rising single, “AA,” keeps fans excited for what’s to come. Today, Hayes releases the next song off his upcoming album, Country Stuff The Album, due out January 21st. His new song “Drinking Songs” is out now.

Although Hayes has a checkered past with alcohol, he jokes “who better to write a drinking song than an alcoholic?,” on his social media. The truth is this song is deep, yet fun to listen to, a combination you do not typically find in music.

“So give me that bourbon and Bocephus // I can’t help me so help me Jesus (Jesus) // She ain’t coming back like you // She gone (Back like you) // So what I need is, boys right now // Hank ain’t never gon’ let me down (Gon’ let me down) // Bring them family traditions on // Yeah I’m just keep sittin’ here sippin’ and singin’ along // Thank God for drinkin’ and drinkin’ songs”

The new song depicts how many of us feel, when we have hit rock bottom, especially after losing someone we love. Hayes is a master wordsmith. This song is just another example of how clever and unique his artistry truly is. He is sure to gain some new fans with his song!

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Walker Hayes’ brand new track “Drinking Songs,” off his upcoming album, is out now

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Walker Hayes releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“Drinking Songs” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes 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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CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2022 Announced

Last week, Country Radio Seminar (CRS) officially announced the CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2022. Check out the class here.

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The CRS New Faces of Country Music is one of the most coveted showcases during the Country Radio Seminar that spotlights five emerging artists that have achieved significant success in the country genre. This year, Gabby Barrett, Walker Hayes, Parker McCollum, Jason Rodgers, and Lainey Wilson were honored with the title.

Over the past year, all five artists have had significant success. Barrett earned her second number one single, while Hayes’ “Fancy Like” catapulted him back into stardom. Both McCollum and Rodgers continue to make waves on the country charts, each earning top singles at country radio. Additionally, newcomer, Wilson, received notoriety and praise for her hit single “Things a Man Oughta Know.”

The New Faces of Country Music is a long-standing tradition in the country music genre. Prominent artists like Reba, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Eric Church, and more are just some of the few who have been honored with the title and praise early on in their respective careers.

It is clear that this year’s class have all proven their talent and their tenacity over the course of their careers, but especially this year. It will be exciting to see them perform at the coveted showcase next year! The upcoming Country Radio Seminar will be held February 23rd to February 25th, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news

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Walker Hayes Drops Brand New Song “AA”

Walker Hayes’ brand new song “AA” is out now. The new track joins songs “Fancy Like” and “U Gurl” for the artist’s forthcoming project Country Stuff the Album, due out January 21, 2022. Learn more about the brand new track below.

Walker Hayes is still flying high on a breakout year. The success he received from “Fancy Like”, which officially went  No. 1 this month, allowed for him to release follow up singles like “U Gurl”, “AA”, AND announce his Fancy Like Tour for 2022. 

“AA” is Hayes’ latest release off his forthcoming project, Country Stuff The Album. The artist released his 6-track EP – Country Stuff – in Summer 2021 which included the title track, “Fancy Like”, and two other pre-released songs, “I Hope You Miss Me”, and “Make You Cry”. The rather unexpected success of “Fancy Like” allowed for the full album that is set to release on January 21, 2022. It will include the same six songs from the EP, “U Gurl” and “AA”, as well as five more unreleased songs. 

A song of typical Hayes fashion with its unique catchy sound and play on words, AA is about trying to make it through the day to day struggles of life, family, parenting and work without hitting the bottle too hard and ending up in AA. 

Now that fans are starting to get to know Hayes and his family more and more with not just his rise in fame, but his openness with his family life on social media – his songs are growing more and more relatable. “Fancy Like” let us know all about his love for his wife Laney and Hayes’ social platforms are covered with his day-to-day life with six kids – including his oldest daughter Lela who doubles as his TikTok choreographer.

“AA” gives us a glimpse of what is constantly on Hayes’ mind – like being able to provide for his wife and kids, by writing songs that people will want to hear, all the while steering his kids in the right direction and not letting his wife realize she’s the one that “married down”. Meanwhile, if you ask us – we’re not convinced that either of the two should be saying this!

“I’m just tryna keep my daughters off the pole // And my sons out of jail // Tryna get to church so I don’t go to Hell // I’m just tryna keep my wife from figuring out // That I married up and she married way way down // In Alabama where they love Nick Saben // Tryna write a song the local country station will play // Hey, I’m just tryna stay out of AA”

Walker Hayes’ ‘Country Stuff The Album’ is due out 1/21/22.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Walker Hayes releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“AA” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes 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 Lands First Number One with Viral Hit “Fancy Like”

Arguably the biggest song of his career, Walker Hayes’ viral hit “Fancy Like” is officially the number one song at country radio.

Walker Hayes has been one of our favorite artists since day one. Watching the singer-songwriter receive the recognition he deserves over the last year via TikTok has been so exciting. Today, Hayes’ viral song “Fancy Like” is officially the number one song at country radio.

The song went viral on TikTok when the singer posted a video of him and his oldest daughter, Lela dancing to the track. The video quickly gained popularity across all social media platforms and people everywhere began trying to copy the killer moves! It was only a matter of a time before the track hit the top spot.

“Yeah, we fancy like Applebees on a date night // Got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake // Get some whipped cream on the top too // Two straws, one check, girl, I got you // Bougie like Natty in the styrofoam // Squeak-squeakin’ in the truck bed all the way home // Some Alabama-jamma, she my Dixieland delight // Ayy, that’s how we do, how we do, fancy like, oh”

“Fancy Like” has made history, skyrocketing up the country charts. Congrats to Walker and his team on this monumental feat!

Join our Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Walker Hayes announcements and releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“Fancy Like” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes 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 Reveals 2022 ‘Fancy Like’ Tour

Walker Hayes is hitting the road with MacKenzie Porter on the 2022 ‘Fancy Like’ Tour. Get all the dates and details below. 

2022 is looking bright for Walker Hayes. The singer-songwriter is kicking off the new year with a headlining tour. The ‘Fancy Like’ Tour kicks off on January 27th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will make several stops throughout the country on the 4-month trek including shows in New York City, Austin, Texas and Mobile, Alabama. Joining him on tour will b opening act, MacKenzie Porter.

“Fancy Like Tour comin at cha…jacked to be playin all these cities. @mackenziepmusic will be joinin and if you don’t know her yet…you should,” Walker teases on Instagram.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday. For more information, visit walkerhayes.com and follow @WalkerHayes on social media.

 

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future tour dates, ticket giveaways, and more.

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Celebrate Teachers & Get Access to Exclusive Walker Hayes Virtual Show

Country Swag is helping New York’s Country 94.7 celebrate teachers by hosting an exclusive Kelly Ford in the Morning Teacher’s Lounge Virtual Concert with Walker Hayes!

Purchase a ‘FANCY LIKE Back-to-School’ tee and get exclusive access to Kelly Ford’s Teachers Lounge Virtual Show with Walker Hayes hosted by Country Swag happening on Thursday, October 21st at 6PM ET.

Additionally, nominate a deserving and hardworking teacher at New York’s Country 94.7 and they could win a $250 VISA gift card to help get them much-needed school supplies for the 2021-22 school year.

Adult and Youth tees are available for purchase here. Each purchase gets you a shirt + access to an exclusive Walker Hayes Virtual Show happening at a later date to-be-announced..

Shop ADULTS Tees Here    |    Shop YOUTH Tees Here

Make sure you’re following along on Instagram for updates – @CountrySwag, @NYCountry947, @WalkerHayes.

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Walker Hayes’ viral hit “Fancy Like” is currently climbing the charts at country radio! Listen to the feel-good track here and tune in to New York’s Country 94.7 to hear it live on air.

Walker Hayes Drops New Song “U Gurl” following Viral “Fancy Like”

Walker Hayes’ new song “U Gurl” is out today, October 15th, on all streaming platforms. It follows the viral success of the singer-songwriter’s “Fancy Like.” Learn more about the brand new track below.

Walker Hayes has had quite the whirlwind year! The singer-songwriter has built a name and a following for himself on TikTok, growing his fanbase along the way. After his song “Fancy Like” skyrocketed up the charts and went viral, Hayes and his family became a household name. Today, the singer ups the ante with another new jam called “U Gurl.”

The new single, “U Gurl” is just as fun and spunky as its predecessor. Hayes enlists the help of his oldest daughter Lela to create a dance to go along with the track. Hayes, Lela, and one of his sons, Baylor teased the song and the dance on social media.

It will be quite the adventure to see if this song goes viral as well. In the mean time, we anticipate that “Fancy Like” will hit the top of country charts in the weeks coming up!

Walker Hayes' new song, "U Gurl" is out now, October 15th.

Walker Hayes’ new song, “U Gurl” is out now, October 15th. (Photo Credit: Matt Bacnis)

Don’t miss your opportunity to catch a special virtual show with Walker Hayes! Purchase a ‘FANCY LIKE Back-to-School’ tee. Each order gets you exclusive access to Kelly Ford’s Teachers Lounge Virtual Show with Walker Hayes hosted by Country Swag happening on October 21st! Learn more here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Walker Hayes releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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

Walker Hayes Joins Forces with Carin León on Spanglish “Fancy Like”

Walker Hayes joins forces with Carin León on Spanglish rendition of his hit song “Fancy Like,” out today, October 1st. Learn more about the brand new track below.

Walker Hayes just released a new version of his hit song “Fancy Like” – a Spanish Remix with Latin Singer Carin León.

The remix is just as fun and catchy as the original, but with some Spanish flair! León brings his incredible vocals and puts his own twist on the tune. Hayes and León’s remix will kick off Amazon Music’s new “Whiskey & Tequila” playlist, which combines regional Mexican and country music, two of Amazon Music’s most popular genres. The song was released today as an Amazon Original, along with a behind-the-scenes video that shows Hayes welcoming León to Nashville and introducing to the lifestyle.

Hayes went viral on TikTok over the summer after he and his daughter released a dance video for “Fancy Like”. Within 24 hours, they knew the song had taken off. To date, it has been viewed more than 30 million times and has inspired more than a half-million original versions of the dance. In this time, Hayes’ TikTok followers have grown from 85,000 to 1.9 million.

“Fancy Like”, known to many as ‘The Applebees Song’, even led to a partnership between Hayes and the legendary chain restaurant. Hayes and his family have made cameos in their commercials, photos of them are on the menu, and the song allowed for the infamous Oreo Cookie milkshake to return to the menu by popular demand.

The traction of the song has now led to remixes with other prominent artists, only furthering the reach of the song. In addition to this remix with León, Hayes also released a remix with Kesha last month.

Listen to the hit song and purchase a ‘FANCY LIKE Back-to-School’ tee. Each order gets you exclusive access to Kelly Ford’s Teachers Lounge Virtual Show with Walker Hayes hosted by Country Swag happening on October 21st! Learn more here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Kane Brown releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“Fancy Like” is available exclusively on Amazon Music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.