Walker Hayes Talks Overcoming Hard Times, Breaking Through With “You Broke Up With Me,” Releasing New Single, “Craig,” & More

Walker Hayes Talks Overcoming Hard Times, Breaking Through With “You Broke Up With Me,” Releasing New Single, “Craig,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Walker Hayes about:

  • being an “overnight” success
  • how his life has changed in the last nine months after being in Nashville for 14 years
  • breaking through with Top 10 hit, “You Broke Up With Me”
  • raising six kids, with a seventh on the way this summer
  • how close he came to quitting music
  • working at Costco to pay the bills
  • signing a publishing deal with Shane McAnally, who produced his album, Boom
  • how Music Row can be unforgiving
  • the catalyst for writing “You Broke Up With Me”
  • being sober for two years
  • the parallels between his sobriety and success
  • releasing his debut album, Boom
  • using the word “boom”
  • not taking the safe route when making music
  • the story behind his new single, “Craig”

Show Participants:

  • Walker Hayes
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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