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Hayes goes introspective on two songs out today

Friday, March 17, 2023 – Walker Hayes has had highs and lows. He had a big hit with "Fancy Like," while also losing his father and son.

In the wake of that, Walker released "if father time had a daughter," and 6 string american dream."

On the former, Hayes sings:
Yeah I'm a little bit higher up on that Nashville ladder
but money didn't fix anything that really matters
my haters still say I can't sing
my marriage still needs counseling
my sons don't know how not to fight
my daughter's shorts are too short & too tight
if I'm drinking honestly
still can't drink responsibly
I'm a 6 string American dream
but I still wake up sad
I still need Jesus
and I still miss my dad

"if father time had a daughter," is also introspective and finds Hayes begging Father Time to have mercy on the fathers who have to watch their little girls grow up so fast, singing "time would stand still a little longer / if Father Time had a daughter."

"Been waiting to get these two songs out for a long time," said Hayes. "As I look at the body of work and the songs I'm sitting on, I think about what I want to say, and this is what I want to say to the world right now. These songs wreck me in different ways, and it's my hope that everyone that listens will leave feeling real feelings."

Hayes is set to kick off his headlining arena tour, The Duck Buck Tour, this April in Rosemont, Ill.

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