Press Release: Wade Hayes Releases New Album "Old Country Song"

by Missy Wolf / 2516 days ago / Comments

(Nashville, Tennessee...) - May 30, 2017 -- Singer/songwriter Wade Hayes has never been shy about letting his traditional music roots show, and he is going full-on old school with his new Old Country Song album, due out June 9, 2017. The 11 cut collection of old and new songs was produced by Dave McAfee and Hayes and will be released on conabar records.

"I grew up listening to Haggard, Waylon and Willie - classic country artists - and they've all had a huge influence on my writing and my music," said Hayes. "I wanted to make a record that honored them, and I'm really proud of what we came up with."

Wade wrote or co-wrote four of the 11 tracks. He partnered with Clint Ingersoll and Mark Collie on two of the cuts. Roger Springer wrote the title cut, Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander contributed "What You Need From Me," and Chris Stapleton penned "We Needed The Rain." Springer also wrote "All I Know" with Tim Menzies for the album, and Wade's first producer, Don Cook, wrote the Conway Twitty hit "Julia" with John Jarvis. The Merle Haggard/Dean Holloway tune, "Going Where the Lonely Go," rounds out the album.

Fans can catch Wade performing at several events during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville next week, beginning with Storme Warren's Nashville Navy Party at Famous Saloon, 110 2nd Avenue South, on Tuesday, June 6. His Wade Hayes Friends' Fest is set for Wednesday, June 7, 1:30-4:30pm at the Hermitage House Smorgasbord. He will perform on the Durango Music Spot Stage inside XFINITY Fan Fair X in the Music City Center on Thursday, June 8 at 2:35pm. That evening, he will perform at Alley Taps Gin Mill in Printers Alley. Wade will be on the road through the summer performing from Texas to Michigan and from Arizona to Florida, and details on all performances can be found at

In December of 2011, at age 41, Wade was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer. Successful surgery and chemotherapy removed the cancer. A year later, Wade was devastated to learn the cancer had returned. He received additional treatments, and today he has no evidence of disease. The brush with death gave him a new outlook on life and motivated him to write and record a moving collection of songs called Go Live Your Life.

The past two years, Wade has organized the star-studded Country Hits Back Concert to benefit the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center to help find a cure for colorectal cancer. This year's extravaganza included performances by supergroup Alabama lead singer Randy Owen and Tracy Lawrence.


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Wade Hayes Tour Dates

05/09/2024 : Wranglers Honky Tonk: Branson, MO
05/10/2024 : J C Cowboy's: Weatherford, OK
05/18/2024 : Silver Dollar Event Center: Cairo, MO
06/06/2024 : CMA Fest Fan Party: Nashville, TN
06/13/2024 : Sesser City Park: Sesser, IL
06/14/2024 : Great Smoky Mountains Heritage: Townsend, TN
09/21/2024 : Fallston Barrel House: Fallston, MD

About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!