WALKER HAYES’ NEW ALBUM boom. TO DROP 12/8
boom. Available for Pre-Order Now + Get Instant Grat “Beautiful”
Single, “You Broke Up With Me,” Over 130,000 Copies Sold, Notches 25 Million Streams, and
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Monument Records’ Walker Hayes releases boom., his long-awaited, full-length studio album, nationwide Friday, Dec. 8.
Hayes, who wrote or co-wrote every song on the 10-track album, many
with ambiguous song titles, chose an album title that may well be
his only instance where the title might give away the meaning.
“’boom!’ It’s my favorite word. It’s what I text my team every time
another station adds ‘You Broke Up With Me’… It’s the first thing I say
after I play a song from the album for anyone. So, it’s what we had to
call the album. I’m just so excited to share another part of the
boom. is produced by GRAMMY-Award winning producer Shane McAnally – and is now available for pre-order.
“You Broke Up With Me,” the project’s debut single, has
already accrued over 25 million streams. At mainstream country radio,
it’s just hit the Top 30 and is climbing.
In anticipation of his new album, Hayes is
releasing “Beautiful,” the first of four instant grat tracks, directly
to the fans who can’t get enough of what People calls his
“irresistibly quirky” songwriting. Written entirely by Hayes,
“Beautiful” lands on SiriusXM’s “The Highway” today. Just a preview of
what to expect from boom. this December. “Beautiful” is available here.
One of Rolling Stone’s 2017 “Country Artists to Watch,” Hayes gained national attention last year with 8Tracks Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
Sixteen self-written and recorded songs, released through SMACKSongs
and Rarespark Media Group, catapulted the singer/songwriter from working
night shifts at Costco to the top of the music charts — and onto tours
with Dan + Shay and Bobby Bones’ Funny and Alone Comedy Tour. That momentum has earned him a highly coveted opening spot on Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour, starting Sept. 22 at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater.
Entertainment Weekly noted Hayes’ unique hybrid’s “genre blending” and NPR’s World Café raved
Hayes is “writing these really autobiographical songs and delivering
them in this way that feels very intimate, very close range.” Rolling Stone concurred, “…he writes songs that are damn near impossible to classify, and that’s what makes them so interesting.”
1. “Beautiful” (Walker Hayes)
2. “Shut Up Kenny” (Walker Hayes, Pete Good, AJ Babcock)
3. “You Broke Up With Me” (Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer, Kylie Sackley)
4. “Halloween” feat. Nicolle Galyon (Walker Hayes, Nicolle Galyon)
5. “Dollar Store” (Walker Hayes, Scott Stepakoff)
6. “Beer In The Fridge” (Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally, Matt Jenkins, Scot Sherrod)
7. “Beckett” (Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally)
8. “Mind Candy” (Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer)
9. “Prescriptions” (Walker Hayes, Matt McGinn)
10. “Craig” (Walker Hayes)
About Monument Records
Sony Music announced the re-launch of their label Monument Records in
January of this year, with respected industry veterans Jason Owen and
Shane McAnally serving as co-presidents. Critically acclaimed newcomers
Caitlyn Smith and Walker Hayes are Monument’s initial signings. Taking the name of Fred Foster’s label, home to Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, and many of Willie Nelson’s
early recordings, Monument is committed – as it was when it was opened
in the ‘50s – to genuine creativity, songs that dig into the soul and
singular artists who push the boundaries.