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These Intriguing Walker Hayes Songs Uniquely Pull Inspiration From Life

Walker Hayes Songs

Though it took over a decade before Walker Hayes finally broke into the country mainstream, he did it with a bang! His unique sounds and story-telling capabilities were a force of an explosion. It’s amazing the way Walker Hayes songs draw you in and forces you to focus on each and every lyric.

RELATED: Walker Hayes: Meet the Breakout Country Singer

So, without further ado, here are some of the best tracks Hayes has ever released so far. Keep on scrolling below to find out.

1. “You Broke Up With Me”

From: 8Tracks, Vol. 1: Good Shit (2016)

Despite its seemingly mournful title, “You Broke Up With Me” is surprisingly lively and playful, making it the perfect background music for a dance party. 

Released in 2017, the upbeat ballad is definitely on top of Walker Hayes’ greatest hits. It climbed as high as No. 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart while also reaching No. 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

2. “Fancy Like”

From: Country Stuff (2021)

Within a month, “Fancy Like” has claimed the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, making it his first No. 1 on the said chart. The catchy song has caught everyone’s interest after a TikTok video of Hayes, and his 15-year-old daughter Lela dancing went viral.

3. “Make You Cry”

From: Country Stuff (2021)

Hayes goes on to show his romantic, loving husband side. It finds Hayes describing everything he enjoys doing just to “make [his wife] cry” tears of joy and bliss.

This sweet love song is actually inspired by his own sappy tracks that often bring his wife, Laney, to tears. 

4. “Briefcase”

From: Country Stuff (2021)

“Briefcase” is a touching tribute to his father, who died a few months ago from Parkinson’s disease complications. The song tells of Hayes’ complicated relationship with the elder man – recounting how he has always hated his father’s job and the briefcase that took him away from home.

5. “Don’t Let Her”

From: 8Tracks, Vol. 3: Black Sheep (2019)

Clearly, Hayes loves writing songs inspired by his wife, and “Don’t Let Her” is no exemption. The singer shows how he greatly loves his wife in the song, sharing all the details about her. 

6. “Trash My Heart”

From: Trash My Heart (2020)

Though Hayes was known for being the guy who likes getting “real deep and introspective” with his songs – “Trash My Heart,” on the other hand, is all about having fun. The singer said he wants every line of the song, not only to make you smile, but to dance as well.

7. “I Hope You Miss Me”

From: Country Stuff (2021)

Hayes co-wrote the breezy song as a promise to his young daughter, Loxley. It was written from a proud father’s loving and inspiring perspective that will surely touch your heart.

8. “Beer In The Fridge”

From: Boom (2017)

After battling with alcohol addiction for years, “Beer in the Fridge” helps Hayes find closure with his earlier ways, reflecting on his first few vulnerable moments.

9. “Shut Up Kenny”

From: Boom (2017)

The low-key love song finds Hayes caught by the Kenny Chesney spell. As every Chesney song plays through the radio, it makes him remember the great times from a previous relationship.

10. “90’s Country”

From: remixed (2018)

The nostalgia of the 1990s is alive and well in Hayes’ bubbly, feel-good track, which is jam packed with more than twenty country song titles from the decade as it tells the tale of young love.

11. “Craig”

From: Boom (2017)

The closing track to his second studio album is about a friend that changed Hayes’ life for the better. The singer met Craig at a church, who had since become his close and supportive friend – most especially during a time when Hayes’ family was in so much need.

12. “Beckett”

From: Boom (2017)

The playful song is not just a shout out to his young son, but it shows how Hayes admires the simplicity and lively spirit of his little boy.

13. “Halloween” 

From: Boom (2017)

As creepy as it may seem, but the captivating song actually pays tribute to the trials of growing up, pretending to be something you’re not.

14. “Country Stuff”

From: Country Stuff (2021)

Hayes teamed up with Jake Owen for “Country Stuff,” which finds them raising a glass to the things they love about the country.

15. “What If We Did”

From: Country Stuff (2021)

Here’s another thought-provoking song Hayes co-wrote for his wife. The song also features country singer Carly Pearce.

Walker Hayes Songs That Inspire Many In Nashville

Indeed, Hayes has broken into the mainstream by staying true to his unusual musical inclinations. Check out some more of his songs below.

RELATED: Walker Hayes and wife Laney Beville Hayes: A Love That Stayed

  • “Pants”
  • “Why Wait for Summer”
  • “Pimpin’ Joy”
  • “Beautiful”
  • “Dirty Side”
  • “Mind Candy”
  • “Black Sheep”
  • “Your Girlfriend Does”
  • “Dollar Store”
  • “Prescriptions”

These Walker Hayes songs are definitely taking country music to another level, don’t you agree?

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