Ahead of this Father’s Day, country music star, Walker Hayes, is launching his ‘Be A Craig Fund’ as a tribute to a man named Craig who gave Hayes and his family a van when they were struggling to make ends meet. The unexpected and incredibly generous act meant that the Hayes family would finally have a vehicle big enough for all six of their children to travel together safely. Kindness and selflessness are at the heart of the ‘Be A Craig Fund’ and Hayes’ goal is to shine a light on not only those in need but also those who are willing to step-up to help.
“I wanna be a ‘Craig,’” says Hayes. “I want to be more selfless and look outward. I want to give back and this fund allows us to do so, together.”
“Craig” also serves as Hayes’ latest single from his studio album, boom (Monument Records.) The heartfelt tribute has been resonating with fans and critics alike. The song, in conjunction with the ‘Be A Craig Fund,’ encourages us all to be a beacon of hope for others who may be going through a tough time.
Fans will be able to submit a story of someone they would like to “be a Craig” for, buy a “Be A Craig” t-shirt with all proceeds going to the fund, or can make a simple donation. Several of the stories submitted will be chosen along the way and profits from donations and t-shirt sales will be used to aide those special people just looking for a little help.
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About Walker Hayes:
Monument Records recording artist, Walker Hayes, is a singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Alabama. Hayes released his debut album boom. on December 8, 2017, which he co- produced with GRAMMYAward winning producer and songwriter, Shane McAnally. The 10 track album includes the RIAA certified Platinum Top 10 hit, “You Broke Up With Me” as well as the highly anticipated follow up single, “Craig,” which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2018 AIMP Nashville Awards. The track, written by Hayes alone, tells a heart-wrenching story about a friend of Hayes’ who helped his family during difficult times. The song has been called, “someone’s Song of the Year” by Taste of Country and “uncomfortably honest” by The Washington Post. Hayes’ single, “You Broke Up With Me” was nominated for a 2018 CMT Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year; marking his first CMT Awards nomination. Hayes just wrapped Kelsea Ballerini’s Unapologetically Tour as well his first-ever headlining tour, the Good As Gold Tour. He’s recently been on the road with Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and more. This summer, Hayes will be performing at fairs and festivals throughout the country; for a full list of tour dates, visitwww.walkerhayes.com.