Country Music Breakout Star Walker Haynes to Perform at the 2018 CMT Music Awards

Country Music Breakout Star Walker Haynes to Perform at the 2018 CMT Music Awards

First time CMT Music Award nominee, Walker Hayes, will be making his debut at the show with a performance of his RIAA -Certified Platinum hit, "You Broke Up With Me," off his debut studio album boom. (Monument Records.) Walker will take the RAM Trucks Side Stage live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6th.

Walker is nominated for "Breakthrough Video of the Year" for the song, which has resonated with country music fans having been streamed over 140 million times. The success of the track is in no-doubt due to Walker's vulnerable and truthful style of storytelling through his lyrics. His latest single from the album, "Craig," certainly follows suit grabbing audiences and critics alike by their heartstrings.

"Craig - with its personal, soul-bearing storyline; rolling rhymes; and Macklemore-like cadence -- nicely summarizes the evolution that occurred during those seven wilderness years" - Billboard

"A particularly gut-wrenching song on the album" ... "The song is the type of uncomfortably honest music that Hayes is most comfortable writing" - Washington Post

"While country music is filled with songs about faith and family, more often than not those tunes tend to pander to the audience rather than start a conversation. That's why "Craig" is so different." - One Country

In conjunction with the single, Walker has established The Be A Craig Fund as a tribute to the man named Craig whose kindness and generosity helped Walker and his family during one of their toughest times. The Fund aims to empower and encourage others to seek out opportunities to help those who need it and reflect the same kindness Walker received. Fans will be able to submit a story of someone they would like to "be a Craig" for, buy a BeACraig 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 fundraising will be used to aide those special people just looking for a little help.

Photo Credit: David McClister

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