Hayes Carll

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Hayes Carll
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Background information
Birth nameJoshua Hayes Carll
Born (1976-01-09) January 9, 1976 (age 45)
OriginHouston, Texas
GenresTexas Country[1]
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
LabelsLost Highway Records, Compadre Records, Highway 87 Records
Associated actsRay Wylie Hubbard, Guy Clark, Corb Lund
Websitehayescarll.com

Joshua Hayes Carll (born January 9, 1976),[2] known professionally as Hayes Carll, is a singer-songwriter. A native of The Woodlands,[3] Texas, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plainspoken poetry and sarcastic humor.

Career[edit]

After releasing his debut album, Flowers & Liquor, in 2002, Carll was voted Best New Act by the Houston Press.[4] Since then he's been compared to other Texas songwriters, including Townes Van Zandt, who he said "ruined me and saved me at the same time."[5] He released his second album, Little Rock, in 2004. Produced by R.S. Field, Little Rock was the first self-released album to reach No. 1 on the Americana Chart. Carll signed with Lost Highway records in 2006 and released his next album, Trouble in Mind, in 2008. It was ranked No. 60 of the year by The Village Voice.[6] "She Left Me For Jesus," which appeared on Trouble in Mind, was the Americana Music Association Song of the Year 2008.[citation needed] Four songs by Carll appeared in the 2010 film Country Strong, three of which also appeared on the film's second soundtrack album, Country Strong: More Music from the Motion Picture.

KMAG YOYO & Other American Stories was released in 2011. KMAG YOYO is military slang for "Kiss my ass, guys, you're on your own."[1] It received a nomination for Best Album by the Americana Music Association in 2011, and Spin voted it No. 3 in the category of "Best Country/Americana".[citation needed] American Songwriter voted the song "Another Like You" the No. 1 song of 2011,[7] and the album No. 6.[8] Rolling Stone ranked "KMAG YOYO" at No. 46 of best singles of 2011,[citation needed] and the album No. 47 on their list of "50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own."[9] After KMAG's success, Carll left Lost Highway Records.[10] In 2015 he went into the studio with producer Joe Henry to record Lovers and Leavers and then released the album in April 2016 on his own Highway 87 Records to great critical acclaim.

Carll was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016, Best Country Song, for "Chances Are".[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Date Label Peak chart position (U.S.) Sales
Country
[12]
US
[13]
Folk
[14]
Rock
[15]
Heat
[16]
Indie
[17]
Flowers & Liquor June 11, 2002 Compadre Records
Little Rock March 8, 2005 Highway 87 Records
Trouble in Mind April 8, 2008 Lost Highway Records 11
KMAG YOYO February 15, 2011 Lost Highway Records 12 67 17
Lovers and Leavers[18] April 8, 2016 Highway 87 Records 105 4 14 9
What It Is[19] February 15, 2019 Dualtone Records 26 10 39 6 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director Producer
2008 "Crystal Beach Memories"[21] Collection Agency Films Collection Agency Films
2008 "She Left Me For Jesus"[22] Collection Agency Films Collection Agency Films
2011 "Another Like You" (ft. Cary Ann Hurst)[23] David Willis David Willis
2013 "Bible on the Dash" (with Corb Lund)[24] Blake Judd New West Records
2016 "The Magic Kid"[25] The Holden Brothers Michael Lancaster
2019 "Times Like These"[26] Cody Ground Arts + Labor

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song, 2016, for "Chances Are" (recorded by Lee Ann Womack)

Austin Music Awards[27]

  • Musician of the Year (2017)
  • Album of the Year (2017)
  • Song of the Year (2017)
  • Songwriter of the Year (2017)
  • Best Male Vocals (2017)
  • Album Art (2017)
  • Best Folk Performer (2017)

Americana Music Awards

  • Artist of the Year Nomination (2012)
  • Song of the Year Nomination for KMAG-YOYO (2011)
  • Artist of the Year Nomination (2011)
  • Song of the Year Nomination for Drunken Poets Dream (2010)
  • Emerging Artist of the Year Winner (2010)

SESAC Music Awards

  • "Times Like These" (2019)
  • "None'Ya" (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sullivan, James (July 2, 2015). "Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll slows down for current tour". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Family Tree Legends Joshua Hayes Carll
  3. ^ Williams, Tiffany (April 24, 2006). "Woodlands man signed by Lost Highway Records". Houston Chronicle.
  4. ^ "Hot Tunes, Summer in the City Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002". Houston Press. July 18, 2002.
  5. ^ Atkinson, Brian T. (2011). I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt. Texas A&M University Press. p. xvi. ISBN 9781603445276.
  6. ^ "Pazz + Jop Albums 2008". The Village Voice. January 2, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2009.
  7. ^ "American Songwriter's Top 50 Songs Of 2011". American Songwriter. December 13, 2011. p. 6. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums Of 2011". American Songwriter. November 29, 2011. p. 6. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Hayes Carll, 'KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)' (2011) – 50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own". Rolling Stone. 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  10. ^ Varias, Chris (June 23, 2015). "Hayes Carll: Next album should be more intimate". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  11. ^ Twitter, Jewly Hight. "Songs We Love: Hayes Carll, 'The Love That We Need'". NPR.org. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Hayes Carll: Chart History: Top Country Albums". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Hayes Carll: Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Hayes Carll: Chart History: Americana/Folk Albums". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Hayes Carll: Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Hayes Carll: Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Hayes Carll: Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard.
  18. ^ Moss, Marissa R. (January 25, 2016). "Hear Hayes Carll's Plaintive 'The Love That We Need'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  19. ^ Hight, Jewly (February 7, 2019). "Hayes Carll Crafts Wry Songs For These Trying Times On 'What It Is'". NPR Music. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  20. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 3, 2020). "Top 10 Country Albums In Pure Sales: March 2, 2020". Roughstock. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  21. ^ Hayes Carll (April 4, 2008), Hayes Carll – "Crystal Beach Memories" Animated Short, retrieved February 25, 2017
  22. ^ HayesCarllVEVO (December 1, 2009), Hayes Carll – She Left Me For Jesus, retrieved February 25, 2017
  23. ^ HayesCarllVEVO (June 6, 2011), Hayes Carll – Another Like You ft. Cary Ann Hearst, retrieved February 25, 2017
  24. ^ "CMT: Videos : Corb Lund : Bible on the Dash". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  25. ^ Hayes Carll (April 2, 2016), "The Magic Kid" // Hayes Carll // Official Music Video, retrieved February 25, 2017
  26. ^ Hayes Carll (February 2, 2019), Hayes Carll – Times Like These (Official Video), retrieved May 27, 2019
  27. ^ "Austin Music Awards – 2016–2017 – Best of the Year – The Austin Chronicle". www.austinchronicle.com. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Darrell Scott
AMA Song of the Year (Songwriter)
2008
with Brian Keane
Succeeded by
Julie Miller