Walker Hayes Praises ‘Mighty Fine’ Wife Laney During Date Night at 2022 GRAMMYs

Walker Hayes may not have taken home a GRAMMY Award on Sunday evening, but he was smiling ear-to-ear with his…

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 3, 2022

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Walker Hayes and Wife, Laney; Photo via Facebook

Walker Hayes may not have taken home a GRAMMY Award on Sunday evening, but he was smiling ear-to-ear with his wife, Laney, by his side at the show. 

Hayes attended the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards with his first-ever nomination for Best Country Song for his chart-topping hit, “Fancy Like.” Chris Stapleton ultimately took home the trophy, but Hayes was thrilled to be included. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“We’re just happy to be here,” Hayes shared on social media on Sunday. “It is absolutely remarkable what the Lord can do with a song. Here’s to all the nominees and winners tonight! @recordingacademy Also…Laney looking mighty fine in pink if you ask me

Before entering the GRAMMY Awards red carpet, Hayes shared a photo that finds his wife standing behind him with her arms wrapped around him. 

“Laney helping me not be nervous 😂😂😬,” the Alabama native captioned the adorable snapshot. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Prior to the show, Hayes shared a clip, soundtracked by his song “Life With You,” of himself putting his wife’s Tretorn sneaker on, which he captioned, “My Grammy date’s glass slipper is a @tretorn 💪 @recordingacademy.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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He’s in the midst of his headlining Fancy Like Tour and will join artists such as Kane Brown and Brooks & Dunn on the road later this year.

Music’s Biggest Night” featured performances from Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Brothers Osborne, Silk Sonic, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Jon Batiste, Billy Strings, Carrie Underwood, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Billy Strings, Aymée Nuviola, John Legend, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Maverick City Music, BTS, Nas and more.

The coveted awards show paid tribute to the late Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at age 50. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler also honored the late Stephen Sondheim during the In Memoriam segment.

The 2022 GRAMMYs also included a star-studded list of presenters, including Kelsea Ballerini, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Megan Thee Stallion, Billy Porter, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, Questlove and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.

Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and aired on Sunday, April 3, exclusively on CBS Television Network at 8/7c. 

The show was also available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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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.