WATCH: Walker Hayes Performs ‘Fancy Like’ On ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

Making his late night debut, Walker Hayes performed his viral hit, “Fancy Like,” on Wednesday’s episode of NBC’s Late Night…


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September 9, 2021


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Walker Hayes; Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Making his late night debut, Walker Hayes performed his viral hit, “Fancy Like,” on Wednesday’s episode of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers

The singer/songwriter performed the track alongside his band live from New York City, bringing the infectious track to millions of viewers at home. 

Watch his performance below.

Since its release, “Fancy Like” has gone on to become a viral sensation, with millions dancing to the track on TikTok and other social media platforms. 

The song has been so successful that it caught the attention of Applebee’s, who recently teamed up with Hayes to star in a new television advertisement for the brand. Additionally, the restaurant chain has brought back the beloved Oreo Shake in honor of the song. 

Walker Hayes and Wife Laney; Photo via Business Wire
Walker Hayes and Wife Laney; Photo via Business Wire

“For years, my wife Laney and I have been regulars at Applebee’s for date night, and I’ve always wanted to write a song about it,” Hayes recently shared. “The response to ‘Fancy Like,’ the dance and the fan love has been a dream come true – plus, Applebee’s even brought back their Oreo Cookie Shake! What’s better than that?”

The “Fancy Like” success began when Hayes’ daughter, Lila, suggested that they create a TikTok dance for the song one Sunday afternoon. They did the dance on their front porch and within hours, the TikTok had over a million views.

For Hayes, the numbers were mind-blowing, but that was only just the beginning. The song has gone one to chart on multiple charts and crush his previous streaming records. 

“It’s really just what you dream of as an artist,” Hayes shared in a recent interview with Country Now. “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.”

“Fancy Like” is featured on Hayes’ Country Stuff EP, which is available to stream now. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.