What Ever Happened To…Wade Hayes?
If you were around in the nineties…you have to remember Wade Hayes! He Signed to Columbia Records in 1994, he made his debut that year with his gold-certified album Old Enough to Know Better. Its title track, which served as his debut single, reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, and three more singles from it all reached Top Ten as well.
Hayes’ second album, 1996’s On a Good Night, was also certified gold, although its #2-peaking title track was the only Top 40 hit from it. When the Wrong One Loves You Right, his third album, produced two more singles, including the #5 “The Day That She Left Tulsa (In a Chevy)”, although he left the label by 1999. A year later, he signed to the Monument roster, where he released Highways & Heartaches, his final solo album. This album produced no Top 40 country hits, however, and was his last solo album.
In 2003, he founded the duo McHayes with Alan Jackson’s fiddle player Mark McClurg. The duo charted one single on the country charts and recorded one unreleased album for the Universal South label.
He rejoined the music business in 2008, taking a role as lead guitarist and singer in former Alabama lead singer Randy Owen’s road band. Hayes also returned to touring on his own. Hayes released a fifth album, Place to Turn Around, in July 2009, on an independent label. The album is available via Hayes’ website and at live shows, and features eleven songs, with ten being penned by Hayes.
Here is Wade now…I don’t know about you ladies…but I think he’s aged well!
Here is Wade with his first number one single…Old Enough To Know Better…Enjoy!