One of the newest and most exciting up and coming country music artist, Walker Hayes, has announced the tragic news that his seventh child, a daughter, “is now safely in Heaven.”
Walker Hayes and his wife, Laney, have six children, all ranging from 2-11 years old. The couple met when they were only in high school.
The country music star, who’s famous for his song, “You Broke Up With Me,” was over-the-moon when he learned that he and his wife were going to be parents for the seventh time.
Walker and Laney agreed to focus on their family before pursuing music for time, and in an interview in November 2017, he shared "Family is first for me...In my opinion, my business runs better when my family is a part of it, and I get to see my wife and kids, that makes me a better artist."
While fans were anxiously awaiting Walker’s baby announcement on social media, they were heartbroken and completely shocked to see that his baby girl had passed only minutes after entering the world.
Walker took to social media where he shared the devastating news: It is with great sadness that Laney and I share with you the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in heaven," Hayes shared in his statement. "Thank you for honoring our privacy as we grieve."
Walker has cancelled all upcoming events to be with his wife and family. Right now, processing this loss as a family is the only way to go on. No cause of death has been confirmed.
Please pray for Walker and his wife, Laney, and their children. This is a terribly devastating time for the family as they have been completely shocked by this loss. Please pray for Laney as she is in desperate need of healing, both spiritually and physically.