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Hayes lives the "Y'all Life"

Friday, July 15, 2022 – Walker Hayes is out today with a new single, "Y'all Life."

The song is about the easy-going way of life in the South. Lyrics include "Livin' that y'all life y'all/rolling in the South/Where it's all about football and Jesus."

Hailing from Mobile, Ala., Hayes said, "'Y'all Life' is meant to celebrate life and livin' in the moment, even if that means things are a little messy. That just means you're busy livin'. Take me and my family for instance. We're normal people. We have a garage on the front of our house, we live down the street from a strip mall. Sometimes I leave the lawn mower in the yard; the blow-up Christmas yard ornaments stayed up way too long this year; there are bikes all over the driveway. We even got a letter in the mail about our weeds the other day. We're out here living life the best we can, and it's chaotic, but it's ours and we're doing it with the people we love, and I feel like a lot of people can relate to that imagery in this song."

Hayes wrote the song with Pete Good, Josh Jenkins, and "Country Grammar" writers Cornell Haynes Jr. (Nelly) and Jason Epperson, and produced by Hayes with "Fancy Like" collaborator Joe Thibodeau and Shane McAnally

"I've found the more I show people the 'real,' the more relatable it seems to be, so here's to more stories about how y'all are livin', too," Hayes said.

Going for adds Aug. 1, the music video for "Y'all Life" makes its debut. Shot in Chapel Hill, Tenn., directors Mason Allen and Nicki Fletcher called on the town to help create a Friday night football setting. With the high school football team, cheerleaders and marching band all showing up game ready, along with hundreds of fans from the town participating in the stands, the video depicts a familiar scene of small-town love that so many Americans know so well.

This fall, Hayes embarks on his headlining arena tour, Glad You're Here, named after the book he co-wrote with Craig Allen Cooper. The book tells the story of the Hayes song "Craig" and details Hayes' journey to finding Christ.

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