5 Things About Walker Hayes’ New Single, ‘Don’t Let Her’

“Don’t Let Her” is Walker Hayes at his finest. 


Lauren Jo Black

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June 3, 2019


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Walker Hayes- Don’t Let Her

Walker Hayes gives listeners all the feels with his new single, “Don’t Let Her.”

Written by Hayes alongside Andrew DeRoberts and Shane McAnally, “Don’t Let Her” is a sweet, yet devastating song that details a conversation between Hayes and a fictional man who might end up with his wife Laney if something were to ever happen to him.

As Hayes reveals in the exclusive clip above, the idea for the song came to him while he was touring with Old Dominion overseas. As he thought about how much he missed his wife, he began writing down specific things about her to include in the song.

“She don’t give two cents about money / Likes a little coffee in her honey / Let sleep late as she wants / Home is her favorite restaurant / Don’t you dare come home if you’re hammered / Better watch your mouth and your grammar / She loves babies, hates glitter / You better shave before you kiss her,” he sings throughout the chorus, which closes with the heartbreaking line – “And if she ever misses me / Please don’t let her.”

We recently sat down with Hayes, who revealed five things that fans may not know about “Don’t Let Her,” including what his wife thinks about a few lines of the song and which lyric was inspired by an inside joke between him and his longtime love.

Check out the clip above to learn more about “Don’t Let Her” and click HERE to listen to the song.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.