25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Fancy like … a super successful singer! Walker HayesAlthough he may have shared his soul through his music, he only revealed a few details about his life. Us Weekly.

The country crooner — who comes from a family of 11 and has six children himself — has always been a family man who loves music. After meeting his high school sweetheart. LaneyHayes met his wife, a fellow musician, at school. He went on to pursue his love and career.

The “U Girl” singer, whose smash hit “Fancy Like” went viral on TikTok in 2021, started out playing bars in Nashville, singing a cappella and studying music — specifically piano — in college, he tells Use. When he wasn’t performing or spending time with Laney, whom he wed in 2004, he was busy working hard as a Costco employee and a waiter.


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Though Hayes’ road to success may have been long, the musician has some big dreams now that he’s made it — like to retire from performing and become a basketball coach. But he said that he believed in the possibility. Use, “the No. My #1 bucket list item is to streak [at] the Super Bowl.”

Keep scrolling for more Hayes facts:

1. Birmingham-Southern College is where I majored as a pianist.

2. I sang in [the a cappella group]Tar Heel Voices, UNC Chapel Hill

3. I have an outie stomach button.

4. I was a finalist in the lead in Steve Martin’s [musical] Bright Star.

Walker Hayes: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!

Walker Hayes with Laney Beville Hayes
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5. I’m the youngest of nine kids.

6. I was previously dropped by Mercury Records and Capitol Records.

7. I’m allergic to cats.

8. Opera is my favorite genre.

9. I had never written a song before. [before]I moved to Nashville.

10. A neighbor named “Neighbor” found me. Greg O’BrienI was driven to Nashville by my friend, who also drove me there. There I signed my first pub deal. We ran out gas on the return trip.

11. I drive a Hummer and a Prius.

12. I met [fellow country singer] Shane McAnallyIn a Smoothie King

13. My best friend and I just published our first book together. Craig [Cooper]The name of the company is Glad You’re Here.

14. I worked for Costco.

15. I [also] worked at Macaroni Grill and can destroy the “Happy Birthday” song in Italian.

16. I have made all of my kids memorize the lyrics to “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha.

17. The No. My top priority is to streak [at]The Super Bowl.

18. I’m married to Laney, my childhood sweetheart, who I met in a Little Shop of HorrorsHigh school play. I was Seymour Krelborn; she was Ronette.

19. Laney can laugh at me even when I hate her.

20. High school: I ran a 4:16-mile.

21. I’ve always loved to dance — even before TikTok.

22. I was close to delivering our fourth child in the car.

23. My dream is to coach high school basketball and retire.

24. Skateboarding is my hobby.

25. I’m right-handed but kick left-footed.

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