Walker Hayes has been on our radar forever, being apart of our Artist To Watch in 2017, many interviews, including our most recent during Taste of Country Festival (below), Swag Sessions, and even wearing our merch. His most recent release, “Don’t Let Her,” is a touching tribute to his wife, Laney. While no one wants to think about losing a spouse, Walker and Laney have. Hayes wants his wife to move on and enjoy life although never forgetting him.
Filmed by Chris Ashlee and Sean O’Halloran, it showcases Walker, Laney, and all of their kids having a shaving cream party in the bathroom, cooking bacon in the morning, folding laundry, and playing video games together. You can really see the wholeness of the Hayes family between their interactions and quality time together. The kids look up to both parents for the playful interactions and love they have for each other. The video ends with clips cutting back and forth between the couple sitting on the porch playing the guitar in rocking chairs and playing football in the driveway of the family’s Franklin, TN home.
Hayes’ team told us that “Walker wanted this to be as true to his everyday life as possible, so there is no hair and make-up, no lighting, no wardrobe, no managers or team members in the room – just two cameramen filming what the family normally does.” Hayes has shown fans that he is real, open, and honest with his songs and this video adds such a depth to that. Watch the video for “Don’t Let Her” below.
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