Back in April, we introduced you to rising country star Walker Hayes’ exceptional song, “Craig,” in our Live Swag Session interview with the artist. Then, in May, the entertainer shared his thank you letter to the infamous Craig, who he deemed as an influential and important person in his life.
The track, off Hayes’ debut album Boom, was inspired by a man the singer met at Church, during a difficult time in his family’s life. Without question or ridicule, Craig stepped in to help, and gifted the family of eight, a mini-van. This unparalleled act of kindness ultimately propelled the the singer-songwriter to write, record, and release the song as a thank you.
Fittingly, Hayes premiered a music video, that paints the picture of the lyrics in “Craig” perfectly, on none other, than ‘Giving Tuesday’ (November 27th). The simplistic video, filmed in black and white, showcases the singer playing piano, as stick figure animations mimic the special message of the heartfelt, story-telling lyrics. The song and the video may not get the radio time or award nominations it deserves, but the honesty and the kindness that it displays is unmatched. Check out the tune and the music video below.
More importantly, Hayes made sure to link his organization, “Be A Craig Fund,” encouraging fans to appreciate and partake in acts of kindness, and ultimately, pay it forward, as Craig did. Click here to donate or buy a “Be A Craig” t-shirt to support the cause.
Next up, Hayes embarks on his three month headlining tour, beginning on January 31st in Texas. The ‘Dream On It Tour’ was named by one of the singer’s fans in a contest he held via his Instagram. The show does not hit the New York area this time around, but keep checking our calendars for any updates. Visit walkerhayes.com for more information about his tour, organization, and more.
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