Nearly 50,000 downloads and 8 million streams from fans pre-empt 6/5 ship date

Monument Recording Artist’s Single Promoted by
Arista Nashville Promotion Team

Singer/Songwriter and Monument recording artist Walker Hayes is one of Rolling Stone’s 2017’s “Country Artists to Watch” and one of CMT’s “New Artists You Need to Know.” Hayes is taking that momentum and delivering his single “You Broke Up With Me” to Country radio today (shipping today/going for adds on June 26). With nearly 50,000 copies of the single already sold and over 8 million streams-and-counting, he’s heading into stations with impressive early fan engagement! The witty and unapologetic track, co-written by Hayes, Thomas Archer and Kylie Sackley, and produced by Grammy Award winner Shane McAnally, serves as his first release.

The Arista Nashville promotion team is overseeing Hayes’ radio promotion in tandem with the Monument Records staff.

Taking ‘You Broke Up With Me’ to radio is a dream come true,” says Hayes. “The Arista team is absolutely killing it out there. The early support we’re getting is unreal. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this record.”

Hayes’ 8 Tracks Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, released in 2016 through SMACKSongs & Rarespark Media Group, is a collection of 16 songs he had written and recorded himself that garnered the attention and landed the singer/songwriter on Spotify’s Viral 50. The response attracted opening spots on country duo Dan + Shay’s fall 2016 Obsessed Tour, Bobby Bones’ Funny and Alone Comedy Tour and this fall’s upcoming Thomas Rhett Home Team Tour. This past January, Hayes delivered “You Broke Up With Me” to all digital and streaming platforms in tandem with a music video recorded in his recording studio, The Shack, just off Music Row, available here on VEVO.

Fans attending CMA Music Fest can see Walker Hayes perform on Friday, June 9 at 2:30 p.m. on the Chevy Park Stage; Saturday, June 10 at 12:30 p.m. on the Radio Disney Stage.

For more information on Walker Hayes, visit and follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @WalkerHayes.

Monument Records
Sony Music announced the re-launch of their label Monument Records in January of this year, with respected industry veterans Jason Owen and Shane McAnally serving as co-presidents. Critically acclaimed newcomers Caitlyn Smith and Walker Hayes are Monument’s leading artists. The label takes the name of Fred Foster’s label, which was home to Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, and many of Willie Nelson’s early recordings. The original Monument opened in the 1950s and closed in 1990.


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