Hayes Carll

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Hayes Carll
Hayes Carll.jpg
Carll at a festival in Cambridge, England August, 2009 Photo: Sean Rowe
Background information
Birth name Joshua Hayes Carll
Born (1976-01-09) January 9, 1976 (age 39)
Origin The Woodlands, Texas
United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Labels Lost Highway Records, Compadre Records, Highway 87 Records
Associated acts Ray Wylie Hubbard, Guy Clark
Website Hayes Carll.com

Joshua Hayes Carll (born January 9, 1976),[1] known as Hayes Carll, is a singer-songwriter from The Woodlands, Texas (a Houston suburb). Carll was a 2011 nominee for Artist of the Year at the 2011 Americana Music Association awards[2]


After releasing Flowers & Liquor in 2002, Carll was voted the Best New Act of 2002 by The Houston Press.[3]

Carll's "Another Like You" was named #1 on American Songwriter(.com)'s Top 50 Songs Of 2011[4]



Title Date Label Peak chart position (U.S.)
Country Pop Rock Heat
Flowers & Liquor June 11, 2002 Compadre Records
Little Rock March 8, 2005 Highway 87
Trouble in Mind April 8, 2008 Lost Highway Records 11
KMAG YOYO February 15, 2011 Lost Highway Records 12 67 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Bible on the Dash" (with Corb Lund)[5] Blake Judd

Country Strong[edit]

Multiple songs written by Carll appear in the film Country Strong. Three of those were then released on iTunes and on the album Country Strong: More Music from the Motion Picture.

  • "Hard Out Here" – performed by Garrett Hedlund
  • "Take Me Away" – performed by Carll himself
  • "Hide Me Babe" – performed by Garrett Hedlund
  • "Turn Loose the Horses" – performed by Garrett Hedlund


Trouble In Mind
  • Top Albums of 2008 (#60) - The Village Voice, January 21, 2009[6]
"She Left Me For Jesus"


Television Appearances[edit]

  • The Tonight Show - January 21, 2011
  • Austin City Limits - October 30, 2010
  • Later with Jools Holland - September 26, 2008


External links[edit]

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