Walker Hayes Talks Overcoming Hard Times, Breaking Through With “You Broke Up With Me,” Releasing New Single, “Craig,” & More

Walker Hayes Talks Overcoming Hard Times, Breaking Through With “You Broke Up With Me,” Releasing New Single, “Craig,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Walker Hayes about:

  • being an “overnight” success
  • how his life has changed in the last nine months after being in Nashville for 14 years
  • breaking through with Top 10 hit, “You Broke Up With Me”
  • raising six kids, with a seventh on the way this summer
  • how close he came to quitting music
  • working at Costco to pay the bills
  • signing a publishing deal with Shane McAnally, who produced his album, Boom
  • how Music Row can be unforgiving
  • the catalyst for writing “You Broke Up With Me”
  • being sober for two years
  • the parallels between his sobriety and success
  • releasing his debut album, Boom
  • using the word “boom”
  • not taking the safe route when making music
  • the story behind his new single, “Craig”

Show Participants:

  • Walker Hayes
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth