Nashville, Tenn. – PEOPLE Magazine calls his music “irresistibly quirky” and Rolling Stone adds it’s “damn near impossible to classify,” and Monument Records’ Walker Hayes likes it that way. His debut album, boom., comes out today and is the fulfillment of a journey he began over 12 years ago when first moving to Music City. The Mobile, Alabama native continues to defy industry expectations with his profoundly vulnerable storytelling seen on an album he co-produced with Grammy award winning producer Shane McAnally. Hayes will celebrate the album’s release with performances of its Top 15-and-climbing single, “You Broke Up With Me,” on Monday, December 11for NBC’s TODAY and Tuesday, December 12 for CBS’ The Talk.
“I am going to wake up Friday morning like ‘boom!’ Christmas is here already,” shares the man Hits Magazine calls “a postmodern country sensation.” “To finally have an album out that is truly me… this feeling is indescribable. I’m just so thankful to all the believers along the way for supporting something that’s a little funky and definitely different.”
In a string of intimate successes that have led to boom.’s debut single’s success, the cunning hit “You Broke Up With Me” earned Hayes’ his first RIAA Gold-certified track, 1 of 10 awarded to country artists this year, and catapulted his touring career with a 13-city 2018 Good As Gold tour, on sale today.
Hayes preceded the release of boom. with five instant grat tracks: the nostalgia-inducing “Beautiful,” confessional love song “Halloween” (feat. Nicolle Galyon), the thoughtful ode-to-Chesney “Shut Up Kenny,” the unexpected “Beer In The Fridge,” and fan-favorite “You Broke Up With Me.”
1. "Beautiful" (Walker Hayes)
2. "Shut Up Kenny" (Walker Hayes, Pete Good, AJ Babcock)
3. "You Broke Up With Me" (Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer, Kylie Sackley)
4. "Halloween" feat. Nicolle Galyon (Walker Hayes, Nicolle Galyon)
5. "Dollar Store" (Walker Hayes, Scott Stepakoff)
6. "Beer In The Fridge" (Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally, Matt Jenkins, Scot Sherrod)
7. "Beckett" (Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally)
8. "Mind Candy" (Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer)
9. "Prescriptions" (Walker Hayes, Matt McGinn)
10. "Craig" (Walker Hayes)
Good As Gold Tour Dates, on sale today at WalkerHayes.com: February 1 – Mohegan Sun- Wolf Den in Uncasville, Connecticut February 2 – Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts February 3 – The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland February 17 – The Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, North Carolina* March 1– Brick Street Bar in Oxford, Ohio March 2 – Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, Illinois March 3 – Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 15 – House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio March 16 – 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis, Indiana March 17 – St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan March 24 – Saddlebags in Savannah, Georgia* April 26 – Buck Owens Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California April 27– Close LaChance Winery in San Martin, California
*On sale December 15
For more information on Walker Hayes or links to tickets, visit www.walkerhayes.com and follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @WalkerHayes.