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    Wade Hayes

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1She's Actin' Single, I'm Drinkin' Double lyrics
    2How Do You Sleep At Night lyrics
    3Up And Down lyrics
    4Where Do I Go to Start All Over lyrics
    5Family Reunion lyrics
    6What's It Gonna Take lyrics
    7I'm Lonesome Too lyrics
    8Are We Having Fun Yet lyrics
    9Goodbye Is The Wrong Way To Go lyrics
    10This Is the Life for Me lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Place To Turn Around [2010]
    2On a Good Night [Sony Music Special Products] [1996]
    3Old Enough to Know Better [Columbia] [1995]
    4Highways and Heartaches [Monument Records] [2000]
    5When the Wrong One Loves You Right [Columbia] [1998]


    Raised in Bethel Acres, OK, Wade Hayes grew up around country
    music. His father Don was a professional musician who played bars
    and honky tonks across Oklahoma. Through the influence of his
    father, he began playing music as a child. Initially, he played
    mandolin for a while, but he switched to guitar at the age of 11.
    Inspired by honky tonk, outlaw country, and bluegrass, Hayes
    developed a distinctive style at an early age.

    When Wade was a pre-teen, his father signed a contract with a
    Nashville-based independent record label and moved the family
    to the Music City. Within a year, the label had folded, leaving the
    Hayes family broke. They struggled back to Oklahoma, where
    Wade began playing guitar and singing backup in his father's
    band, Country Heritage. Following his graduation from high school,
    Wade went to three different colleges, but he decided to drop out
    of school to pursue music after seeing Ricky Skaggs on the 1991
    Country Music Awards show. He moved to Nashville and beginning
    playing on demo tapes, all the while working on his own original
    material. Shortly after he settled down in Nashville, Hayes began
    writing songs with Chick Rains, who arranged an audition for the
    vocalist with record producer Don Cook (the Mavericks, Brooks
    & Dunn). Cook was impressed and began working with the singer,
    eventually getting him in contact with executives at Columbia

    Old Enough to Know Better, Hayes' debut album, was released in
    1995. The record was an immediate hit, with its title track
    becoming a number one single. The Academy of Country Music
    nominated him for Top New Male Vocalist of the Year for 1995.
    Hayes' second album, On a Good Night, was released in the summer
    of 1996. Although it wasn't as big a hit as his debut, it still sold

    Hayes' third album, When the Wrong One Loves You Right, was
    released in early 1998 and Highways and Heartaches followed
    two years later. Stephen Thomas Erlewine...

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