Biography of Walker Hayes, Facts, Real Name, Age, Net-worth, Songs, Awards, Family

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Walker Hayes is an American pop-country singer and songwriter. He has released three studio albums: Reason to Rhyme in 2011 on Capitol Records Nashville, and Boom and Country Stuff the Album in 2017 and 2022 on Monument Records.

Hayes has charted multiple singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts; his highest-peaking is “Fancy Like”, which reached the number one position on both charts between late 2021 and early 2022.

Hayes was born on December 27, 1979, in Mobile, Alabama. His father, Charles Hayes, was a realtor and died in 2021.

Hayes graduated from Birmingham–Southern College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in music and an emphasis on piano.

Full Name: Charles Edgar Walker Hayes

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 27, 1979

Age: 42

Nationality: American

Profession: Singer, Songwriter

Genre: Pop country

Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Net-worth: $4.5 Million


Charles Edgar Walker Hayes was born December 27, 1979, in Mobile, Alabama. As a teenager, he took interest in both music and sports. Hayes later achieved a music degree from Birmingham-Southern College and then transferred to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hayes and his wife moved to Nashville in 2005, hoping to get in the country music business. He landed a job writing songs for a Nashville publishing company and then signed a contract with Mercury Records Nashville, though he was quickly dropped and moved to Capitol Records Nashville.

In 2010, he released his first single, “Pants”. It debuted at No. 60 on the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending September 18, 2010.

Kyle Ward of Roughstock rated the single 3.5 stars out of 5. Hayes debuted the video for the song in December 2010.

Hayes also appeared on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting, singing a song he wrote about Jill and her now husband, Derick’s, proposal. “Pants” and a second single, “Why Wait for Summer”, both appeared on an album for Capitol Records titled Reason to Rhyme.

Hayes co-wrote and sang guest vocals on “Dirty Side”, a cut from Colt Ford’s 2014 album Thanks for Listening. He also co-wrote Rodney Atkins’ late-2014 single “Eat Sleep Love You Repeat”

In 2016, Hayes signed a publishing and production deal with Shane McAnally and SMACK/RareSpark, through which he released two extended plays: 8Tracks Vol. 1 and 8Tracks Vol. 2.

In August 2018, Hayes released a single titled “90’s Country”, whose song lyrics contain multiple references to titles of country songs from the 1990s.

On June 4, 2021, Hayes released the EP Country Stuff. One of its tracks, “Fancy Like”, became a viral hit through TikTok and reached number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Hayes’ highest-charting effort to date.

Personal Life:

He lives in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, with his wife, Laney Beville Hayes, and their six children. Their seventh child, a fourth daughter, died hours after birth on June 6, 2018.


Reason to Rhyme


Country Stuff the Album



“Why Wait for Summer”

“Pimpin’ Joy”

“You Broke Up with Me”


“90’s Country”

“Don’t Let Her”

“Trash My Heart”

Awards: He has been nominated for 2022 Grammy Awards 2022 “Fancy Like” Best Country Song