WALKER HAYES EARNS FIVE ACM AWARD NOMINATIONS WITH NODS FOR NEW MALE ARTIST, SONG, AND SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Among The Most Nominated Artists at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards
Nashville, TN – GRAMMY-nominatedsinger/songwriterWalker Hayes has added ACM Nominee to his growing resume of accomplishments after being nominated for New Male Artist of the Year, along with Song of the Year and Single of The Year for “Fancy Like,” which come with additional nominations as a writer and producer on the song, respectively.
Being nominated for New Male Artist of the Year nearly 20 years after arriving in Nashville shows just how long and hard-fought this journey has been for Hayes. Especially important is the recognition from the ACM of his songwriting. He shares, “I have so much passion and respect for the craft of songwriting. Writing songs to provide for my family has been the illusive dream I’ve chased since Laney and I moved to Nashville. So, being included in the songwriting categories is beyond an honor knowing how gifted and acclaimed the other nominees are. I feel a little out of my league.”
The nominations come on the heels of the release of his most recent album, Country Stuff The Album, which includes rising single “AA,” crowd favorite “Drinking Songs,” and smash hit “Fancy Like.” “Fancy Like,” nominated today, was written by Hayes with Cameron Bartolini, Shane Stevens, and Josh Jenkins, and produced by Hayes, with Multi-GRAMMY Award winner Shane McAnally and Joe Thibodeau.
Hayes is currently headlining The Fancy Like Tour.
About Walker Hayes
Monument Records recording artist, Walker Hayes, is a GRAMMY Nominated singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Alabama. His new album County Stuff The Album features single “AA” and smash hit “Fancy Like.” “Fancy Like” has topped every sales and streaming chart since its release, spending a collective 6 months and counting at the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. The song was featured in a national Applebee’s ad campaign and hit the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs.
The proud father of six has performed his music, including the Double-Platinum RIAA certified hit “You Broke Up With Me,” to national audiences on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and the TODAY Show, and was profiled for CBS Sunday Morning. He is currently headlining The Fancy Like Tour.