It’s safe to say Walker Hayes has another massive hit on his hands with his latest radio single, “AA.”
The clip shows Hayes performing “AA” at various concerts throughout the past few months. The initial video shows one of the first times he performed the song and by the last clip, fans are singing the song so loudly Hayes can barely be heard over the audience.
“Evolution of #aa giving me goosebumps yall,” the GRAMMY nominee captioned the clip.
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“AA” was written by Hayes alongside lauded songwriters Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and produced by “Fancy Like” collaborator Joe Thibodeau and McAnally.
The song taps into Hayes’ deeper side as he sings about relatable subjects and also touches on topics that are near and dear to his heart: being a father, his love for his wife and his journey with sobriety.
“And I’m just tryna keep my daughters off the pole/ and my sons out of jail/ Tryna get to church so I don’t go to hell/ I’m just tryna keep my wife from figuring out/ That I married up and she married way way down/ in Alabama where they love Nick Saban / Tryna write a song the local country station will play/ Hey I’m just tryna stay out of AA,” Hayes sings on the chorus of the infectious track.
“At the end of the day, we are all just doing the best we can,” says Hayes about the track, “and what I really mean to say with this song is just that I’m trying to stay the course. I’ve struggled with alcohol abuse and sometimes I wish I didn’t need AA, but I do. I think a lot of people can relate to that. I’m just trying to be the best dad and husband I can be. It’s not easy all the time, but my wife smiles a lot and my kids are growing up with more than I had, and that’s a really good thing.”
“AA” is featured on Hayes’ just released project, Country Stuff The Album.