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.