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Walker Hayes Honors Late Daughter with New Tattoo


Country singer Walker Hayes and his wife Laney unexpectedly lost their newborn daughter on June 6, just days before her due date. While there is no way to lessen the pain, Hayes did find a way to honor her memory with a new tattoo on his arm.

The 38-year-old singer had a tiny footprint with her first and middle names inked and then shared the photo with his Instagram followers. The post, which also contained a thank you to the artist who created it, was met with hundreds of comments wishing him and his family condolences.

Oakleigh Klover, who was expected to be born on June 8, would have joined Hayes’ already six children – three sons and three daughters. No reason has yet been announced as to her passing.

Hayes took some time off to mourn her loss, but expected to be back on stage by tomorrow night (June 27). He will make his way to Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown on Friday, June 29.

The singer, who’s new single is “Craig,” has started a new charitable campaign in conjunction with the song. The Be a Craig” Fund helps to raise money for people in need while recognizing the everyday heroes in the world.

The song was inspired by Hayes’ real life friend Craig, who had helped him when he was still struggling as a singer. Craig gave them a van that would help him and Laney be able to transport their children and all of them have a seatbelt. In keeping with the sentiment of paying it forward, Walker wants to encourage individuals to seek out opportunities to help others.

Walker Hayes will be performing at Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio on Friday, June 29 with special guest Caroline Watkins. 18+ show. Doors open at 7pm; Watkins takes the stage at 8:45pm and Hayes at 10pm. Tickets are $15 In Advance and $20 Day of Show and available at

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