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Fair board announces 2019 entertainment


August 10, 2018

Walker Hayes

The Cheyenne County Fair Board announced at its monthly meeting Monday Walker Hayes is scheduled as the night show entertainment for the 2019 Fair.

Hayes is a native of Mobile, Ala., and is described as a tried-and-true Nashville standout. He is a singer and songwriter whose voice and perspective brims with relatability, according to his website.

In April, Hayes was honored with Platinum - a recognition of 1 million records sold - certification for his his song "You Broke Up With Me" in front of a sold-out crowd at PlayStation Theater as part of Kelsea Ballerini's Unapologetically Tour.

In his 10-plus years working in Nashville, he has learned that he can only be himself in his music. According to his biography, he has had it drilled into him that there are finite rules defining successful music. Therefore, he is one of the first to be surprised when listeners responded passionately to the music he was writing. He enjoys the lack of rules and restrictions on his musical creativity.

"When I didn't settle for anything but the 100 percent truth in a song," Hayes said, "listeners were intrigued the most."

His recording "Boom" was released in December 2017. He is also known for singles including "You Broke Up with Me," "Beer in the Fridge," "Craig," and "Shut Up Kenny."

Hayes and his wife live in Nashville with their six children.

The Fair Board has not announced the dates for the 2019 Fair, but hope to have it the last week of July.


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