WALKER HAYES IS MOST ADDED COUNTRY RADIO WITH “Y’ALL LIFE”
Following a breakthrough year that saw the Monument Records recording artist earn a GRAMMY nomination, six Billboard Music Award nominations, five ACM Award nominations, a CMT Award nomination, and a number one at Country radio, Walker Hayes is at it again with new single “Y’all Life.”
Yesterday, the song debuted at Country Radio as the most added song of the week, with 76 first week stations on the track.
“We’ve been at this a long time, and I’ve never had this many stations add one of my songs on day one,” says Hayes. “Thanks to my team for busting it out there and thank you to all the stations spinning my songs. If your local station is on the song give ‘em a shout!”
Released on July 15, “Y’all Life” also gave Hayes his highest streaming debut to date – no small feat for an artist who has two of the top 5 highest streamed songs in the genre this year to date. With over 2.5 million first week streams, “Y’all Life” was the No. 1 country digital song, and No. 3 all genre digital song the week it was released.
Hayes will return to the “TODAY Show” on Friday, Aug. 5, to perform “Y’all Life” for the first time on National television as part of the Citi Summer Concert Series. The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter’s appearance will also include smash hits “Fancy Like,” “AA” and beloved single “Craig.”
“Y’all Life” is a quintessential song about the easy-going, loosened-up way of life in the South. True to Hayes’ signature songwriting style, which Billboard praises as “personal, soul-bearing storylines; rolling rhymes; and Macklemore-like cadence,” the track is meant to celebrate life and living in the moment, even if that means things are a little messy… “that just means you’re busy livin’,” explains Hayes.
Written by Hayes, with Pete Good and Josh Jenkins, as well as original Country Grammar writers Cornell Haynes Jr.(Nelly) and Jason Epperson and produced by Hayes with “Fancy Like” collaborator Joe Thibodeau, and multi-GRAMMY Award winner Shane McAnally, “Y’all Life,” continues Hayes’ tradition of releasing songs that reflect his personal experiences. “I’ve found the more I show people the ‘real,’ the more relatable it seems to be, so here’s to more stories about how y’all are livin’, too!”
This fall, Hayes will embark on his headlining arena tour, Glad You’re Here, named after the book he co-wrote with best friend Craig Allen Cooper. The book tells the story of the beloved Hayes track “Craig” and details Hayes’ journey to finding Christ. Tickets are available at WalkerHayes.com.
The Glad You’re Here Tour:
9/29 – 1st Summit Arena, Johnstown, PA
9/30 – Visions Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
10/1 – Mountain Health Arena, Huntington, WV
10/7 – Santander Arena, Reading, PA
10/8 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA
10/13 – Dow Event Center Arena, Saginaw, MI
10/14 – Corbin Arena, Corbin, KY
10/15 – Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
10/21 – Alliant Energy Powerhouse, Cedar Rapids, IA
10/22 – Danny Sanford Premiere Center, Sioux Falls, SD
11/5 – Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield, CA
11/7 – The Greek, Los Angeles, CA
11/10 – Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
11/11 – Theater of the Clouds, Portland, OR
11/12 – Angel Of the Winds Arena, Everett, WA