Walker Hayes Performs Massive Hit ‘Fancy Like’ On ‘The Voice’ Finale
Walker Hayes made his performance debut on The Voice during the star-studded season finale on Tuesday evening (Dec. 14). The…
Walker Hayes; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Walker Hayes made his performance debut on The Voice during the star-studded season finale on Tuesday evening (Dec. 14).
The country hitmaker and Alabama native performed his chart-topping, GRAMMY-nominated hit, “Fancy Like.”
Watch Walker Hayes Perform “Fancy Like”
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Co-Written by Hayes alongside Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, and Shane Stevens, “Fancy Like” has topped every sales and streaming chart, spent over four months at the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, and hit the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs.
Since its release, “Fancy Like” has gone on to become a true viral sensation, with millions dancing to the track on TikTok and other social media platforms.
The song has been so successful that it caught the attention of Applebee’s, who recently teamed up with Hayes to star in a new television advertisement for the brand. Additionally, the restaurant chain has brought back the beloved Oreo Shake in honor of the song.
“For years, my wife Laney and I have been regulars at Applebee’s for date night, and I’ve always wanted to write a song about it,” Hayes recently shared. “The response to ‘Fancy Like,’ the dance and the fan love has been a dream come true – plus, Applebee’s even brought back their Oreo Cookie Shake! What’s better than that?”
The performance comes weeks after the viral hitmaker shared his latest single, “AA,” and announced his forthcoming new project, Country Stuff The Album.
Arriving on January 21, 2022, Country Stuff The Album will feature his viral hit “Fancy Like,” as well as his previously released songs “U Gurl” and “AA.” Collaborations with Carly Pearce, Jake Owen, and Lori McKenna, and a re-imagined version of “Craig” featuring MercyMe also appear on the record.
Country Stuff The Album will be uniquely Hayes, and share a range of emotion from nostalgia and pain to joy and good old-fashioned fun.
“I’ve been waiting so long to put out a project like this,” Hayes said. “It has everything I love from the fun of ‘Fancy Like’ to the more personal lyrics in ‘AA.’ As an artist, it’s such a unique thing to be able to share all the different versions of you in a project, and that’s really what I tried to do here.”
Pre-order Country Stuff The Album now, HERE.
The Voice Season 21 finale also featured performances by Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande with Kid Cudi, Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez, and Tori Kelly with Keke Palmer.
The Voice aired on Monday Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. PT/ET and Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on NBC.
Lauren Jo Black
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.