Walker Hayes Reveals His Song ‘AA’ Inspired A ‘Jeopardy’ Question

Walker Hayes’s name and song lyrics have inspired a question on the game show, Jeopardy! The country star took to Instagram…


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 16, 2022


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Walker Hayes; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Walker Hayes’s name and song lyrics have inspired a question on the game show, Jeopardy!

The country star took to Instagram to share a photo of the TV screen during the show, which was hinting at his song, “AA.”

The question read, “After wishing his coffee ‘had a little shot of jack,’ Walker Hayes sang he was just trying to ‘stay out of’ this 2-letter group.”

“on @jeopardytonight💪😂💪😂🤯🤯” Hayes wrote in the caption. 

Plenty of fans were quick to share the correct answer in the comments. One said, “First jeopardy answer I would have gotten! 😂” while another wrote, “Ok , you’ve made it BIG time when you’re a question on Jeopardy!! Whoop Whoop 🙌”

Hayes recently wrapped up his headlining Glad You’re Here Tour, which launched on September 29 in Johnstown, PA with special guest, Parmalee. The trek came to an end on November 12 in Everett, WA.

“GLAD YOU’RE HERE ARENA TOUR w/ @parmaleemusic.. Can’t frickin believe it. 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,” he said in the announcement of the tour. 

On the last stop on the tour, the singer/songwriter posted a clip from his performance of his viral hit, “Fancy Like.” The dad of six shared the stage with his wife, Laney and their kids, one of which got to take over the drums while everyone danced it out to the beat. 

“When I saw Baylor on the drums 🤯🤯🤯 sad the glad you’re here tour is over. We will never forget it. What an amazing season. Thanks to everyone who came out. I’m gonna miss my road family like crazy till we’re at it again! 💪💪💪💪,” he wrote in the caption. 

Walker Hayes and Family; Photo via Facebook/ Walker Hayes
Walker Hayes and Family; Photo via Facebook/ Walker Hayes

Hayes makes it clear that his family is his top priority. Many of his songs are also inspired by his love for his wife, including his latest release, “Face In The Crowd.” 

Written by Hayes alongside Emily Falvey and Tofer Brown, and produced by Hayes with Joe Thibodeau, this song has already worked its way into Hayes’ set during his pre-show hangout on his Glad You’re Here arena tour. Fans quickly took a liking to the new track and immediately began asking when they could get their hands on it. 

“When my 15 minutes ends / and the world loves me a little less / I hope you know that you’re the only one / I was trying to impress / if I sold out Bryant-Denny / made my sweet home so proud / all I ever cared about, all I ever cared about was your face in the crowd,” he sings in the chorus as he shows his gratitude for his wife and all the support she provides him.

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The singer/songwriter grew up in Mobile, Alabama and first met Laney while in elementary school, but sparks didn’t start flying between them until high school after they starred in a play together. Their first date was such a success that the couple continued to see each other for about seven years before hitting a rough patch in college. 

As of June of this year, they can officially say they have been married for 18 years.

“Face In The Crowd” follows his current single, “Y’all Life,” which continues to climb the country radio charts. These tracks, plus his breakthrough hit “Fancy Like” and his fan favorite “AA” have made Hayes one of the top streaming artists in country music.

His next performance is scheduled for December 11 in Orlando, FL.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.