Walker Hayes debuts on both the Mediabase and MusicRow CountryBreakout Radio charts this week, landing at No. 47 and No. 67, respectively. His single “AA” follows his viral hit, “Fancy Like.”
“I am so grateful for the support country radio has given me,” says Hayes. “A year ago, if someone told me I would have a number one under my belt and a second song at radio with this many stations on board today, I would have been sure they were lying. ‘AA’ is so personal and so different. I just can’t thank these stations enough for believing in it.”
Written by Hayes with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, and produced by “Fancy Like” collaborator Joe Thibodeau and McAnally, “AA” taps into all the things fans love about “Fancy Like” with a deeper shade. On the track, Hayes sings about experiences of everyday Americans, along with his own anxieties as a dad, his love for his wife, and his journey with sobriety.
“At the end of the day, we are all just doing the best we can,” says Hayes about the track. “What I really mean to say with this song is just that I’m trying to stay the course. I’ve struggled with alcohol abuse and sometimes I wish I didn’t need AA, but I do. I think a lot of people can relate to that. I’m just trying to be the best dad and husband I can be. It’s not easy all the time, but my wife smiles a lot and my kids are growing up with more than I had, and that’s a really good thing.”