Walker Hayes Celebrates Gold With “You Broke Up With Me”

Walker Hayes performs during album release party in Nashville. Photo: Rachel Deeb

Ahead of the Dec. 8 release of Walker Hayes‘ debut Monument Records album, boom., the singer-songwriter celebrates the Gold certification of the album’s lead single “You Broke Up With Me,” which has accumulated more than 500,000 combined units moved.

The single was penned by Hayes, Thomas Archer and Kylie Sackley.

Hayes was surprised with a Gold plaque during his album release show Tuesday evening (Nov. 28) in Nashville.

“It is hard to describe how [a Gold record] feels,” says Hayes, “I am so grateful for the support from everyone who made this happen. I appreciate all the people who got on board with this project and this song. I’m so honored to have ‘You Broke Up With Me’ go Gold.”

Hayes, along with Caitlyn Smith, are the flagship artists following this year’s relaunch of the Monument Records label, led by co-presidents Jason Owen and Shane McAnally. The label takes the name of Fred Foster’s label, which was previously home to Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, and many of Willie Nelson’s early recordings. The original Monument opened in the 1950s and closed in 1990.

Pictured (L-R): SMACKManagement’s Michael Baum, Monument Records President Jason Owen, Walker Hayes, Monument Records SVP Marketing and Label Operations Katie McCartney, Monument Records President Shane McAnally, SMACKManagement Robert Carlton. Photo: Ford Fairchild/FOCO Creative Titles


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