Walker Hayes Biography, Music, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth
Who is Walker Hayes?
Charles Edgar Walker Hayes is a famous American pop country singer and songwriter. Hayes has launched three studio albums: Reasons to Rhyme in 2011 on Capitol Records Nashville, and Boom and Country Stuff the Album in 2017 and 2022 on Monument Records. He has charted many singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. His highest-peaking hit is ”Fancy Like”, which reached the No. 1 position on both charts between late 2021 and early 2022.
Walker Hayes Career
In 2005, Hayes and his wife moved to Nashville, hoping to get into the country music business. Hayes got a job writing songs for a Nashville publishing company and then signed a deal with Mercury Records Nashville. However, he was quickly dropped and moved to Capitol Records Nashville. He launched his first single, ”Pants” in 2010. The single debuted at No. 60 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week ending September 18, 2010. Kyle Ward of Roughstock ranked the track 3.5 stars out of 5. Hayes then debuted the video for the song in December 2010.
He also appeared on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting, singing a song he wrote about Jill and her now husband, Derick’s, proposal. ”Pants” and a second track, ”Why Wait for Summer”, both appeared on an album for Capitol Records titled Reason to Rhyme. He then co-wrote and sang guest vocals on ”Dirty Side”, a cut from Colt Ford’s 2014 album Thanks for Listening. Hayes also co-wrote Rodney Atkins’ late-2014 track ”Eat Sleep Love You Repeat”. Following losing his deal with Capitol Records, he served at a Costco to support himself.
He then signed a publishing and production deal with Shane McAnally and SMACK/RareSpark in 2016, through which he launched two extended plays: 8 Tracks Vol. 1 and 8Tracks Vol. 2. This was followed by his first track for Monument Records, ”You Broke Up with Me”. The single appears on his first Monument album, Boom. It would be his breakout hit on the Billboard charts.
Hayes launched a track titled ”90’s Country”, in August 2018, whose song lyrics contain many references to titles of country songs from the 1990s. He then launched the EP Country Stuff on June 4, 2021. One of its singles, ”Fancy Like”, became a viral hit through TikTok and attained No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming his highest-charting effort to date. The single was then launched to country radio as his next single and debuted at No.53 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. ”Fancy Like” appeared on an extended play titled Country Stuff, the tracks of which also carried over to his third studio album, 2022’s Country Stuff the Album. The album has produced the tracks ”U Gurl” and ”AA”.
How old is Walker Hayes?
Charles Edgar Walker Hayes is aged 42 as of 2021, having been born on December 27, 1979, in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Timothée Chalamet, Tal Fishman, McKenzi Brooke, Kamri Noel McKnight, Kristina Pimenova, Olivia Cooke, Hayley Williams, Salman Khan, Elizabeth Smart, and Larisa Latynina, among others.
Walker Hayes Family
Who are Walker Hayes’s parents?
Charles Edgar Walker Hayes was born in Mobile, Alabama, to Charles Hayes and his wife. His father was a realtor and died in 2021. He has not shared much information about his family with the media and his mother’s name is not disclosed.
Does Walker Hayes have siblings?
Hayes has not shared much information about his family and siblings with the media and it is unclear if he has any siblings.
Walker Hayes Education
Hayes attended Birmingham-Southern College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music and an emphasis on the piano in 2002.
Walker Hayes Interests
Hayes is a Christian and has been sober from 2016 to date. He is a great player of guitar and piano.
Walker Hayes Spouse
Hayes is currently married to his loving and beautiful wife Laney Beville Hayes. Together the couple lives in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, with their six children. Laney had to undergo surgery because of profuse bleeding after the birth of their seventh child, a daughter who passed away shortly after birth, in 2018.
Walker Hayes Children
Hayes and his wife, Laney have six children together. They have three sons and three daughters. Their seventh child and fourth daughter, Oakleigh Klover Hayes died shortly following her birth on June 6, 2018.
Walker Hayes Height
Hayes has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body, adding up to an average height of 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m) and a weight of 55 kg (121 lbs).
Walker Hayes Net Worth
American pop country singer and songwriter, Hayes has been active from 2010 to the present in his music career. He is currently signed under Monument Records, after signing with CapitolRecords Nashville. He has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $4.5 million as of 2022.