Walker Hayes Pays It Forward With “Be a Craig Fund”

Walker Hayes Pays It Forward With “Be a Craig Fund”

Walker Hayes followed up his Top 10 single “You Broke Up With Me” by releasing “Craig,” a tune that pays homage to a man who helped Walker through a trying time in his life as he and wife Laney struggled to make ends meet for their six children.

“Craig and his family basically adopted Laney and I and our kids into their family and into their lives,” says Craig to Nash Country Daily. “And then he shows up one night after things had gotten so bad—we were on the verge of maybe losing our house and financially things were getting uncomfortable with me chasing my dream. He shows up out of the blue with his own minivan out of his garage with the title and keys and just hands it to me. I didn’t want to need help, but I did need it.”

Craig’s act of kindness allowed Walker to have a vehicle with enough seatbelts for the whole family.

To pay forward Craig’s generosity, Walker has established the Be a Craig Fund, which hopes to not only shine a light on those in need but also those who are willing to step up to help.

“I wanna be a ‘Craig,’” says Walker. “I want to be more selfless and look outward. I want to give back and this fund allows us to do so, together.”

Fans can submit a story of someone in need, buy a “Be a Craig” t-shirt or make a simple donation. Several of the stories submitted will be highlighted and profits from donations and t-shirt sales will be used to aide those special people just looking for a little help.

photo by Arroyo-O’Connor/AFF-USA.com

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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