Walker Hayes Rings In 2022 with First-Ever ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Performance

Walker Hayes celebrated the new year with a performance on the iconic television special, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 31, 2021

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Walker Hayes; Photo Courtesy ABC, Rockin’ Eve

Walker Hayes celebrated the new year with a performance on the iconic television special, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

Live from Los Angeles, the GRAMMY-nominated hitmaker brought his latest single, “AA,” to life with the performance on Friday, December 31. 

After being introduced by Ciara, Hayes demanded the live audience’s attention with his likeable personality and relatable lyrics. 

Later in the show, the Alabama native also performed his chart-topping viral hit, “Fancy Like.”

In a few short weeks, Hayes will release Country Stuff The Album, which includes “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.

Walker Hayes; Country Stuff The Album

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.”


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Preorder Country Stuff The Album now, HERE.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve also featured performances from AJR, Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Windsor, OneRepublic, Journey, Daisy The Great, Ashanti, JaRule, Mae Muller with Polo G, French Montana, Masked Wolf and many more.

The L.A. Party festivities kicked off with five-time NYRE co-host and multi-platinum selling artist, Ciara, with Club Quarantine’s D-Nice spinning the turntables at the celebration.

The star-studded NYRE lineup also featured 17-time host and executive producer Ryan Seacrest in Times Square with first-time co-host Liza Koshy, co-host Billy Porter from New Orleans. Co-host Roselyn Sanchez led the festivities in Puerto Rico, the inaugural destination for the show’s first Spanish-language countdown.

The annual New Year’s celebration aired live on ABC at 8/7c.

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