Boom (Walker Hayes album)

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boom.
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Studio album by Walker Hayes
Released December 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
Genre Country, Pop[1]
Label Monument
Producer Shane McAnally[2]
Walker Hayes chronology
8Tracks
(2016)
boom.
(2017)
Singles from boom.
  1. "You Broke Up with Me"
    Released: June 26, 2017
  2. "Craig"
    Released: April 23, 2018

Boom (stylized as boom.) is the second studio album by American singer Walker Hayes.[3] The album, containing 10 songs, was released on December 8, 2017.[4][5]

Background[edit]

The release date was announced by Hayes label in the first week of September 2017.[6][7][8] The album's lead single, "You Broke Up with Me", was released on June 26, 2017.[9][10][11] A single will be released each month prior to the album's release in December.[12] Hayes spoke of the album, he said "'Boom!' It's my favorite word. It's what I text my team every time another station adds 'You Broke Up With Me'... It's the first thing I say after I play a song from the album for anyone... So, it's what we had to call the album."[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top Country Albums, with 12,300 copies sold.[13] It has sold 32,600 copies in the United States as of May 2018.[14]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing adapted from Megacountry[15]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Beautiful"Walker Hayes3:00
2."Shut Up Kenny"
  • Hayes
  • AJ Babcock
  • Pete Good
3:00
3."You Broke Up with Me"
  • Hayes
  • Thomas Archer
  • Kylie Sackley
3:16
4."Halloween" (featuring Nicolle Galyon)3:20
5."Dollar Store"
  • Hayes
  • Scott Stepakoff
3:17
6."Beer in the Fridge"2:27
7."Beckett"
  • Hayes
  • McAnally
2:55
8."Mind Candy"
  • Hayes
  • Archer
3:40
9."Prescriptions"3:00
10."Craig"Hayes3:10
Total length:31:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 37
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[17] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fall country music albums set to drop from legendary and rising stars". Usatoday.com. 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  2. ^ a b Smith, Sydney (2017-09-16). "Walker Hayes Reveals Release Date for Debut Album". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  3. ^ Kat (2017-09-18). "Walker Hayes Releases "Beautiful" Video « Seattle Country Music Radio, News, Artists, Gossip – 94.1 KMPS". CBSlocal. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  4. ^ "Walker Hayes Announces New Album, 'boom.'". WBEE. 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  5. ^ "Walker Hayes Is Much Cooler Than He Thinks He Is". Tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  6. ^ Emily Yahr, The Washington Post (2017-09-15). "Songs about failure fuel Walker Hayes' success - Connecticut Post". Ctpost.com. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  7. ^ Gugala, Jon (2017-09-15). "Walker Hayes' 'Beautiful': See New Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  8. ^ Yahr, Emily. "Walker Hayes isn't afraid to sing about struggling, and it's making him a success". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  9. ^ "Walker Hayes Releases New Single, 'You Broke Up With Me'". Theboot.com. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  10. ^ "Walker Hayes' New Album Set For December Release". MusicRow - Nashville's Music Industry Publication - News, Songs From Music City. 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  11. ^ "Walker Hayes Announces New Album, 'boom.' | 93.1 The Wolf". 931wolfcountry.com. 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  12. ^ "boom. Walker Hayes Announces New Album". Whiskey Riff. September 8, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  13. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 17, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: December 18, 2017". Roughstock.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 14, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: May 14, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "Walker Hayes Announces New Album: 'boom.' | News". MegaCountry. 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  16. ^ "Walker Hayes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Walker Hayes Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.