Walker Hayes Talks Overcoming Hard Times, Breaking Through With “You Broke Up With Me,” Releasing New Single, “Craig,” & More

Walker Hayes Talks Overcoming Hard Times, Breaking Through With “You Broke Up With Me,” Releasing New Single, “Craig,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Walker Hayes about:

  • being an “overnight” success
  • how his life has changed in the last nine months after being in Nashville for 14 years
  • breaking through with Top 10 hit, “You Broke Up With Me”
  • raising six kids, with a seventh on the way this summer
  • how close he came to quitting music
  • working at Costco to pay the bills
  • signing a publishing deal with Shane McAnally, who produced his album, Boom
  • how Music Row can be unforgiving
  • the catalyst for writing “You Broke Up With Me”
  • being sober for two years
  • the parallels between his sobriety and success
  • releasing his debut album, Boom
  • using the word “boom”
  • not taking the safe route when making music
  • the story behind his new single, “Craig”

Show Participants:

  • Walker Hayes
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

Blogs

MARCH 25, 2019

Jordan Peele’s horror movie knocked Captain Marvel from the top spot at the box office this weekend. Us brought in more than $70 million in its first week.   After all the rumors surrounding his future the last few months, Rob Gronkowski is finally retiring. Gronk took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt message announcing…

MARCH 22, 2019

MICHAEL JACKSON’s reputation is pretty much shot at the moment . . . but he’s still got clout with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Michael’s in there twice.  He was inducted with the JACKSON 5 in 1997, and as a solo artist in 2001. And the Hall says he’s staying.  As far as…