Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” topped the country music airplay chart this week! The smash hit is from his Country Stuff EP.
Walker is very happy with the success of “Fancy Like” “I’m so good…is there such thing as too good? Like, you’re too good. That’s what’s going on with us right now I mean I can’t stop smiling”
But he does admit that the smash hit was actually a last minute addition to the Country Stuff EP, “‘Fancy Like’ snuck on there in the 4th quarter. I’m talking about like barely made it on the EP and we just loved it so much and we were like man let’s put this out.”
As the song was released…what happened next, Walker can’t take credit for, “What funny is I mean I didn’t even have the social media play drawn up all.”
Turns out – it was Walker’s daughter that first came up with the idea for creating a dance for the track, “3 days after we released the EP…my daughter said ‘Hey dad, ‘Fancy Like’ needs a dance and at that point my TikTok following was not – I mean it was decent but it wasn’t like what it is now and we just did that dance on a Sunday…had absolutely no idea what it was about to do. No clue. A week later I mean it was like the song was everywhere it was pretty insane”
The song and dance became such a viral hit, that Applebee’s used “Fancy Like” in a national ad campaign.
Oh, and fans of the Oreo Shake – you can thank Walker for it coming back to the menu.
Now with the number-one song in country music Walker says “I don’t know if I could feel any gooder (laugh). This is a it’s been an amazing week with a ‘Fancy Like’ ringing that number-one bell in country radio. We’re excited and really just dreaming big now…really talking about the future a lot and what’s coming next.”
What’s coming next – is the Fancy Like tour in 2022.
And of course, you knew there was going to be a dance, right?
Congrats to Walker Hayes on hitting number-one with “Fancy Like.”
Photo Credit: Robert Chavers