A leaked audio recording of Clay Walker scolding his tour bus driver has surfaced on social media and the singer has issued a statement explaining what happened and when the incident occurred.
The clip, which appeared online on Monday (Mar. 6), features Walker berating the driver in a profanity-laced rant and threatening him.
“I’m coming over here and I’m going to tell you something. I can whip your ass at one hand tied behind my back. Don’t say a f***ing word,” Walker told the bus driver.
“Nope,” the bus driver replied in the audio clip.
The 53-year-old father of seven then went on to tell the driver to get in touch with the head of the tour bus company to find someone else to operate the bus.
“Tomorrow call your f***ing boss and get me an experienced f***ing driver out here because you are not that,” the singer could be heard saying. “And I’ve been trying to raise you up last night and you’re telling me I’m eating into your f***ing drive time motherf***er.”
Leaked Audio Recording
While it is unclear what sparked Walker to lose his temper, he appears to upset that the driver was late.
“You told me you’d be here at 10 f***ing pm [and] you were not here. You lying, c**t,” he shouted.
Walker then warns, “So when I come out of that bathroom, get your a** ready to drive and drive me smooth motherf***er or you’re going to regret it.”
The clip ends as the furious country star scolds the driver for leaving the bus unkept.
“All my shit is still f***ing dirty back here. You know what? If you really wanted to f***ing try and be part of this organization, you’d have found a f***ing washing machine. You told him you cleaned this bus till 4:45…”
The audio recording was shared on TikTok by user @_i.am.brooke_. She captioned her post, “TIKTOK THIS IS NOT ME BULLYING. We’re just outing someone who is. ❤️ I guess the Chain of Love ends with him after all… Share this to make sure it’s seen, and he doesn’t get away with this.”
In less than 24 hours, the TikTok post amassed over 162,000 views and raked in over 1,500 comments.
The majority of TikTok users are asking for context and tagging Clay Walker with hopes that he will “explain himself.”
“@claywalker Please give an explanation of this, what happened before this recording started,” wrote one user, while another questioned, “What happened here @claywalker 🤨”
See His Statement
Country Now obtained a statement from Clay Walker, who explained that the recording took place quite some time ago.
“This happened over a year ago and it came at the end of a long, tough weekend,” Walker said in a statement via his publicist. “The bus driver and I reconciled immediately and we are friends and stay in touch.”
Clay Walker is currently in the midst of his 2023 Country Side Tour, which kicked off in Clearwater, Florida on February 1. The trek runs through July 29 when it’s set to wrap up in Stockville, Nebraska.
Walker is best known for hits such as “If I Could Make A Living,” “This Woman And This Man,” “Live Until I Die” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.”
Throughout his career, the Texas native has earned four platinum albums, charted more than 30 singles and notched 11 No. 1’s.
See a full list of Clay Walker’s upcoming tour dates below.
9 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium *
10 – Enid, OK – Central National Bank Center *
11 – Grand Island, NE – Heartland Events Center and Fonner Park *
16 – Loveland, CO – The Ranch Events Complex *
17 – Rio Rancho, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center *
18 – Prescott Valley, AZ – Findlay Toyota Center *
19 – Benson, AZ -Cochise Country Fest 2023
16 – Georgetown, TX – Two Step Inn 2023
13 – Kansas City, KS – Country Roots
29 – Stockville, NE – Frontier County Fairgrounds
* denotes dates co-headlining with Tracy Lawrence