WATCH: Walker Hayes Debuts ‘Drinking Songs’ Music Video

Walker Hayes - Drinking Songs; YouTube
Walker Hayes - Drinking Songs; YouTube
Walker Hayes - Drinking Songs; YouTube

Walker Hayes is bringing the fan-favorite track, “Drinking Songs,” to life in a just-released live music video. 

The brand new video offers fans a look inside Hayes’ live show as it captures scenes from a recent concert at The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio. 

Opening with a shot of Hayes making his way from his tour bus to the stage, the clip goes on to showcase live performance shots from inside the packed country club. 

“Thank God for drinkin and drinkin songs…also thank god for this rowdy bunch at the legendary @dustyarmadillo that made this music vid so fun to shoot 💪,” Hayes shared alongside the release of the music video. 

“Drinking Songs” finds Hayes drowning his sorrows from a broken heart with a glass of “strong stuff on a few rocks.” 

He goes on to tip his hat to Hank Williams Jr. as he realizes his ex is never coming back. 

Walker Hayes; Photo Getty Images for ACM
Walker Hayes; Photo Getty Images for ACM

“So give me that bourbon and bocephus/ I can’t help me so help me Jesus/ She ain’t coming back like you she gone/ So what I need is in Williams’ voice right now/ Hank and Evan don’t let me down/ Bring them family traditions on/ I’mma just keep sittin and sippin’ and singing along/ Thank God for drinking and drinking songs,” Hayes sings. 

Hayes admits he still connects with the song even though he’s a recovering alcoholic. 

“’Drinking Songs’ is one of my favorites off the new album,” the father of six shares. “I don’t drink anymore but I still connect with how a song can get you through, just like a drink can for some people. We’ve all been in a bar full of people singing together, arms around each other. Plus, the lyrics and the beat just have a relatable quality to them that feels so country to me.”

Walker Hayes; Photo by Robert Chavers
Walker Hayes; Photo by Robert Chavers

“Drinking Songs” was written by Hayes alongside Jordan Gray and produced by “Fancy Like” collaborator Joe Thibodeau and multi-Grammy Award Winner Shane McAnally. 

The track is featured on Hayes’ Country Stuff The Albumwhich was released earlier this year. 

The Alabama native is currently nominated for Best Country Song for “Fancy Like” at the upcoming 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards. 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. 

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