honor of Giving Tuesday, Walker Hayes played to a packed house at the
Listening Room Cafe last night, with 100% of the proceeds going to HOPE
International, via Walker’s Be A Craig Fund. 


addition to proceeds from the show, The Be A Craig Fund donated a total
of $10,000 to HOPE International – an organization that invests in the
dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities through
services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty.


Hayes gets asked all the time if the character, Craig, from his song of
the same name is a real person. As the song highlights, Walker and his
family were going through a tough time. Walker’s career wasn’t moving
like he wanted it to and he was feeling the pressures of providing for
his 6 children and wife, Laney. One day, at church, a man named Craig
noticed that the Hayes family was piled into a small car that didn’t
have enough seats for all of them. The next day, Craig showed up with
the keys and title to a new minivan and handed them to Walker. Craig’s
kindness meant that the family would have a vehicle big enough for all
of the Hayes children to have a seatbelt.

That incredible gesture sparked Walker to write the song, “Craig,” and inspired him to create the Be A Craig Fund as a way to pay it forward to the next one in line who needs a hand.


giving Tuesday, Walker payed it forward by hosting this concert at The
Listening Room, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting HOPE International
via the 
Be A Craig Fund

Walker hopes the Be A Craig Fund will encourage others to seek out opportunities to help those who may need a little extra love.


Learn more about the Be A Craig Fund HERE.

For more information on Walker Hayes, please visit:  www.walkerhayes.com

 L-R: Walker Hayes, Craig Cooper, Laura Cooper (HOPE International), Kristin Vinton (HOPE International)

Photo Credit: Robert Chavers

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