How many children does Walker Hayes have?

FANCY How singer Walker Hayes achieved mainstream stardom for his hit songs.

Aside from his popular country releases, listeners are curious to learn more about Walker’s life as a father.

Walker Hayes and his wife Laney met while attending high school in Alabama


Walker Hayes and his wife Laney met while attending high school in AlabamaPhoto credit: The Mega Agency

How many children does Walker Hayes have?

In December 2006, Walker Hayes and his wife Laney welcomed their first child together.

That month their daughter Lela was born, and the couple had six more children.

Walker and Laney later became parents to three more daughters named Loxley, Everly and Oakleigh.

On August 15, 2008, the couple welcomed their first son, Chapel.

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Their two youngest boys are named Baylor and Beckett, born in 2010 and 2013 respectively.

The performer’s children often serve as his musical inspiration, he titled two songs after his first and third sons on his 2019 EP 8Tracks (Vol. 3): Black Sheep.

On June 6, 2018, Walker and Laney’s fourth daughter, Oakleigh Klover Hayes, arrived days earlier than expected.

The couple met tragedy when Oakleigh died on Wednesday while Laney gave birth to her.

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Walker’s wife and children accompany him when he is traveling on his tour dates.

To promote his Glad You’re Here tour, the Billboard Award winner told PEOPLE, “We are one. We lean on each other. We will be together as much as possible.

“I never have to say goodbye to my wife and children. I literally hug her before I get on stage and I hug her when I get off.

“Lela says, ‘I can’t believe this is our life, I can’t believe we’re allowed to do this.’

Walker and Laney's children often have guest appearances while he is performing on tour


Walker and Laney’s children often have guest appearances while he is performing on tourCredit: Instagram/walkerhayes

“I mean, we’re probably the most annoyingly happiest group of people there is. We’re just so grateful.”

What happened to Walker’s youngest child?

On June 7, 2018, Walker shared a message with his fan base on social media.

The musician told his Twitter and Instagram followers: “It is with great sadness that Laney and I share the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born in hospital this morning and is now safe in heaven.

“Thank you for respecting our privacy while we mourn,” the star concluded.

Walker later revealed that Oakleigh died in childbirth from his wife Laney’s uterine rupture, which could also have claimed her life.

The GRAMMY nominee revealed to the aforementioned outlet, “I was really just hoping this wasn’t going to be the worst day of my life, although it kind of was.”

Recalling his thoughts from that day, he mused, “‘If Laney wakes up, how do I tell her?’

“‘How should I explain, it’s a girl, but she died?’ I knew that would just destroy Laney.

“Laney and I cried a lot but one thing that makes me the happiest is how much love was around us.”

When did Walker marry his wife Laney?

On June 12, 2004, Walker and Laney tied the knot after dating since high school.

They first started dating when they were 17 and stayed together through college.

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However, the two arrived in Splitsville shortly after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College in 2002.

The split was not to last, the couple eventually reunited some time later to get married and become the family unit they are today. How many children does Walker Hayes have?


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