Walker Hayes Opens Up About Fatherhood, Dealing With Loss, Music & More

Walker Hayes takes the time to have a in-depth conversation with me about fatherhood. Walker opens up about losing a child, how fatherhood has changed the way he looks at his music and why his song Chapel is very important to him. We continue the conversation about the importance of showing respect and love to your spouse in front of your kids.

We move on to chat about Walker’s music and his creative process. We even chat about his fans making a fun video of his latest song. We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About Walker Hayes 

Monument Records recording artist, Walker Hayes, is a singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Alabama. Hayes recently released his single, “Don’t Let Her,” a devastatingly powerful love letter about his wife, illustrated through a heartfelt conversation between Hayes and the hypothetical man that may take his place should anything happen to him. The single follows Hayes’ latest hit “90’s Country.”

His debut album boom. was released in December 2017, which he co- produced with GRAMMY Award winning producer and songwriter, Shane McAnally. The 10 track album includes the RIAA certified Platinum Top 10 hit, “You Broke Up With Me” as well as the highly anticipated follow up single, “Craig,” which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2018 AIMP Nashville Awards. During the fall of 2018, Walker headed overseas with Old Dominion for his first-ever European tour. Hayes has joined the likes of Kelsea Ballerini’s Unapologetically Tour and been on the road with Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and more. In January 2019, Walker set out on his headlining, Dream On It tour.

Follow Walker on Twitter and Instagram at @walkerhayes and go to his website at walkerhayes.com for more on his music.

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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

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