Walker Hayes Is Most-Added At Country Radio with ‘Y’all Life’
Walker Hayes’ latest single “Y’all Life” is the most-added song at country radio this week. On Monday (Aug. 1), the…
Walker Hayes’ latest single “Y’all Life” is the most-added song at country radio this week.
On Monday (Aug. 1), the Alabama native’s single debuted at country radio as the most added song of the week, with 76 first week stations adding 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,” Hayes shared upon hearing the news. “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!”
Hayes co-wrote “Y’all Life” with Pete Good and Josh Jenkins with additional songwriting credits to “Country Grammar” writers Cornell Haynes Jr. (Nelly) and Jason Epperson. Hayes co-produced the track with “Fancy Like” collaborator Joe Thibodeau, and multi-GRAMMY Award winner Shane McAnally.
The infectious bop celebrates life in the South – from “football and Jesus” to “mama’s sweet tea” and everything in between.
“We be livin’ that y’all life, y’all / Rollin’ in the South / Where it’s all football and Jesus (Jesus) / Barbershop talking like nah / Shut your mouth, my mama’s sweet tea’s the sweetest,” Hayes sings on the track’s chorus.
“Y’all Life” marks Walker Hayes’ first new release since he released Country Stuff The Album earlier this year. The tune follows “AA” and his first-ever No. 1, “Fancy Like.”
Over the course of the last year, Hayes’ has had breakthrough success with “Fancy Like,” which earned him a GRAMMY nomination, six Billboard Music Award nominations, five ACM Award nods, and a CMT Music Award nomination.
Later this year, Walker Hayes will embark on his first-ever arena tour, dubbed the Glad You’re Here tour.
“GLAD YOU’RE HERE ARENA TOUR… can’t frickin believe it,” Hayes wrote on Twitter. “It’s mind-blowing how our team is growing, how the crowds are growing and how the music continues to connect with my audience. I’m just so grateful.”
The 15-city trek, which features support from Parmalee, will kick off in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on September 29 and continue through November 12, where the tour will wrap up in Everett, Washington at Angel Of the Winds Arena.
The tour is aptly titled after a lyric in his song “Craig” and his book of the same name, written with his longtime friend and neighbor, Craig Allen Cooper.
Glad You’re Here Tour Dates
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
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