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Walker Hayes Drops Fun New Track, ‘U Gurl,’ Inspired By His Wife [LISTEN]

Walker Hayes just dropped a fun — and catchy — new track, “U Gurl.” The song was written by Hayes, along with Dylan Guthro and Jodi Guthro, and was inspired by Hayes’ wife of 17 years, Laney. “With ‘U Gurl’ we wanted to capture that feeling when you look at your significant other and you just can’t take your…

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Walker Hayes’ Wife Laney On ‘Fancy Like’ Success: ‘It’s Kind of Hard to Absorb’

No one expected Walker Hayes‘ song, “Fancy Like,” to be the song that changed his entire career, including Hayes’ wife, Laney. The song, which went viral after he posted a video of a dance he did to the song with his daughter, Lela, on TikTok, amassed millions of views, with fans and celebrities all over the world doing their…

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Walker Hayes, Boyz II Men Among CMT Artists of the Year Performers

We now know who will be performing at the upcoming CMT Artists of the Year ceremony. All of the artists honored will perform, as well as a few surprise guests. Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs are being honored this year, along with Mickey Guyton, who is being honored as the Breakout Artist of the…

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Walker Hayes Drops ‘Fancy Like’ Video Featuring Kesha: WATCH

Walker Hayes is back with a new video for “Fancy Like,” this time featuring pop star Kesha. The song, which Hayes originally released by himself, was born of his own celebrating of the simple ways he enjoys life, never anticipating it would become a viral hit after he posted a dance with his daughter Lela on TikTok. “This song…

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Walker Hayes Found Gratitude After Loss of Daughter Oakleigh

Walker Hayes and his wife, Laney, experienced every parent’s worst nightmare, when they lost their seventh child, daughter Oakleigh, shortly after her birth in 2018. The loss devastated Hayes, but it also gave him a new perspective on his life and career, unexpectedly finding gratitude from the most unimaginable heartache. “It’s just hard not to be grateful for a…

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Walker Hayes on Viral Success of ‘Fancy Like’: ‘We’re All on Cloud 9’

Walker Hayes never imagined that one impromptu dance posted on TikTok would change his entire life, but that’s exactly what happened. The Alabama native posted a dance to his song, “Fancy Like,” with his daughter Lela, which to date has amassed almost 30 million views, and inspired dance moves across the country, two Appleee’s commercials, and the return of…

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Walker Hayes’ ‘Fancy Like’ Inspires Applebee’s Commercials, Menu Change

Walker Hayes likely had no idea the impact his song, “Fancy Like,” would have, not only on him and his family, but on an entire nation of people who enjoy eating out. The song, which includes the line, “Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night / Got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake / Get…

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Walker Hayes Praises Carly Pearce: ‘There’s Wisdom in Her Voice’

Walker Hayes‘ latest EP, Country Stuff, includes a few collaborations, including one with Carly Pearce. Hayes intentionally chose Pearce for “What If We Did,” even though they were just acquaintances when he asked her to join him on the track. “I don’t really know her that well,” Hayes tells Music Mayhem. “When I had ‘You Broke Up with Me,’…

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