WALKER HAYES THANKS FANS WITH THE RE-RELEASE OF 8TRACKS VOL. 1 & 2;
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY TODAY
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Friday, March 16, 2018) – Walker Hayes hasn’t been afraid of the unconventional route, and this week he’s thanking his fans for supporting his unorthodox path to success with a re-release of the music that paved the way for his career. Originally released in Summer 2016, Hayes has re-released 16 songs from his 8Tracks Vol. 1 & 2, available digitally today.
The 8Tracks Vol. 1 & 2 consist of 16 work tapes, created in Hayes’ studio on Music Row dubbed ‘The Shack.’ In Summer 2016, without a record deal on the horizon, Hayes gave away the self-produced tracks for free, and with the help of tastemakers and early supporters, Hayes gained thousands of new fans throughout the country. iHeart Radio personality, Bobby Bones, caught wind of the first release and guided his listeners’ attention to a track called “Shades,” which Bones tapped as the “song of the summer.” Building on the momentum, Hayes released the second set of 8Tracks in Aug. 2016, and by Jan. 2017, the recently revived Monument Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, announced Hayes as one of its flagship artists.