After announcing the upcoming release of his highly-anticipated Country Stuff The Album (available 1/21) and simultaneously dropping his latest, rising single “AA,” GRAMMY-nominated Walker Hayes continues to deliver new music with his latest track, “Drinking Songs” on Monument Records.
Joining prior releases including his current single “AA,” “U Gurl” and his first No. 1 song“Fancy Like,” “Drinking Songs” features Hayes’ signature witty lyrics, sticky melodies and autobiographical storylines. Written by Hayes along with Jordan Gray and produced by “Fancy Like” collaborator Joe Thibodeau and Multi-GRAMMY Award Winner Shane McAnally, the new track finds Hayes paradoxically declaring his love of drinking songs while proudly six years sober – he may have quit drinking, yet he can’t quite surrender Country music’s longstanding devotion to songs about them.
“‘Drinking Songs’ is one of my favorites off the new album,” shares Hayes. “I don’t drink anymore but I still connect with how a song can get you through, just like a drink can for some people. We’ve all been in a bar full of people singing together, arms around each other. Plus, the lyrics and the beat just have a relatable quality to them that feels so country to me.”
With a tribute to the traditions the great Hank Williams Jr. has long sang about, “Drinking Songs” calls to Bocephus for guidance:
SO GIVE ME THAT BOURBON AND BOCEPHUS
I CAN’T HELP ME SO HELP ME JESUS
SHE AIN’T COMING BACK LIKE YOU SHE GONE
SO WHAT I NEED IS IN WILLIAM’S VOICE RIGHT NOW
HANK AND EVAN DON’T LET ME DOWN
BRING THEM FAMILY TRADITIONS ON
I’MMA JUST KEEP SITTIN AND SIPPIN’ AND SINGING ALONG
THANK GOD FOR DRINKING AND DRINKING SONGS
Listen to “Drinking Songs” HERE.
Pre-Order / Pre-Add Country Stuff The Album HERE. Country Stuff The Album was produced by Hayes with Joe Thibodeau and Multi-GRAMMY Award winner Shane McAnally.
Country Stuff The Album Track Listing:
- Drinking Songs
- Life With You
- U Gurl
- Fancy Like
- Craig (feat. MercyMe)
- What You Don’t Wish For
- Country Stuff (feat. Jake Owen)
- I Hope You Miss Me
- Briefcase (feat. Lori McKenna)
- What If We Did (feat. Carly Pearce)
Hayes will kick off his headlining tour, The Fancy Like Tour, in Grand Rapids, MI on January 27, 2022.