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Wade Hayes is an American Country Singer who rose to fame via his single, "Old Enough To Know Better".
Wade Hayes was born on April 20, 1969 in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma to "Trisha Hayes" and "Don Hayes", Don was an aspiring country artist, played the honky tonks in Oklahoma. Initially, Wade played mandolin for a while, but he switched to guitar at the age of 11. At that same age, Wade and his family moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue the recording dreams of his father. But, after a series of misfortunes, Don took his family back to Oklahoma and returned to playing bars and honky tonks while building his construction business.
At the age of 14, Wade played lead guitar with his Dad's band named, "Country Heritage". After graduating from high school, he attended to three different colleges, but decided to dropped out from school to pursue his music career. After he was introduced to "Don Cook", a record producer, Don was immediately impressed with the voice of Wade and helped him to go to Columbia Records executives.
His debut album, Old Enough To Know Better was released in 1995 under Columbia Nasville. The album features the single "Old Enough To Know Better" which chartered #1 on the US Country Singles Chart. The Academy of Country Music nominated him for Top New Male Vocalist of the Year for 1995.
Wade's next album, When the Wrong One Loves You Right was released in 1998. It features the single, "The Day That She Left Tulsa (In a Chevy)" which landed at #5 on The US Country Singles Chart. In 2000, he left Columbia and transferred to Monument Records. His album, Highways and Heartaches was released in that same year. As of the moment, Wade has not yet released a follow up album.
|Year||Title||US Country||US Hot 100||Album|
|1995||Old Enough To Know Better||1||-||Old Enough To Know Better|
|1995||I'm Still Dancing with You||4||113||Old Enough To Know Better|
|1995||What I Meant to Say||5||116||Old Enough To Know Better|
Tours & Concerts
There are no announcements as of this time
January 27, 1998
September 12, 2000
|1995||Old Enough to Know Better||Columbia Nashville|
|1995||I'm Still Dancing with You||Columbia Nashville|
|1995||What I Meant to Say||Columbia Nashville|
|1996||Where Do I Go to Start All Over||Columbia Nashville|
|1997||Wichita Lineman||Columbia Nashville|
|1998||When the Wrong One Loves You Right||Columbia Nashville|
|1999||Tore Up From the Floor Up||Columbia Nashville|
|1999||Up North (Down South, Back East, Out West)||Columbia Nashville|
Compilations & Live Releases
- Wade married former Miss USA runner-up Danni Boatwright, who appeared in the video for Hayes' single "Tore Up From the Floor Up".
- He has 6'2 inches height.
- Wade's favorite color is red.