Walker Hayes And Family Grieve Loss Of Newborn Child

Walker Hayes and his wife Laney shared on Wednesday evening (June 6) that they are mourning the unexpected loss of their newborn daughter.

“It is with great sadness that Laney and I share with you the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in heaven,” Hayes shared in a statement on social media. “Thank you for honoring our privacy as we grieve.”

Oakleigh Klover Hayes would have been the couple’s seventh child. She was born and died on June 6.

Walker has canceled his immediate upcoming concert appearances. In December, he released the album Boom on Monument Records. The album includes the singles “You Broke Up With Me” and his current single, “Craig.”


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