WATCH: Walker Hayes and Daughter Lela Recreate Viral ‘Fancy Like’ Video In Celebration of 737 BILLION Views
Walker Hayes and his daughter Lela just recreated their viral “Fancy Like” dance video in celebration of a huge milestone. …
Walker Hayes and Daughter, Fancy Like; Photos via Instagram
Walker Hayes and his daughter Lela just recreated their viral “Fancy Like” dance video in celebration of a huge milestone.
The father/daughter duo returned to Hayes’ front porch to once again show off their “Fancy Like” dance moves, recreating the video that started it all for Hayes last summer.
“In honor of 737,000,000,000 views and Country Stuff the Album dropping 💪💪💪💪 let’s goooooo,” he captioned the post.
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The original video was created one Sunday afternoon in June of 2021 and shot within two takes on their front porch. When their dance was complete, the clip was shared on Hayes‘ TikTok and Instagram and within hours, the video amassed millions of views. This served as the launching pad for the incredible success of “Fancy Like.”
“Something must’ve happened. It must’ve tapped that TikTok algorithm,” Hayes previously shared with Country Now. “It’s really just what you dream of as an artist. The beautiful thing about being a creative person is you literally wake up every day and you’re like, ‘Maybe this is the day.’ It just so happens this was it.”
The song went on to top every sales and streaming chart since its release, spending a collective six months and counting at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. The song was featured in a national Applebee’s ad campaign and hit the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs.
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The new video comes just hours ahead of the release of Hayes’ much-anticipated Country Stuff The Album.
The project features 13 tracks, including “Fancy Like” and previously released tracks like “Drinking Songs,” “U Gurl,” and Hayes’ current single, “AA.”
“Country Stuff The Album is finally here, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it,” says Hayes. “Every song on this album is a piece of who I am. I’m grateful I get to put out music that is 100% me, and that really is about my life. I hope people can relate in some way.”
The singer/songwriter will celebrate the release with the launch of his Fancy Like Tour, kicking off on January 27.
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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.