Track becomes viral star’s first No 1
Walker Hayes sends his smash hit “Fancy Like” to the No. 1 spot at country radio, officially earning his first chart topper. After sitting atop every country streaming and sales chart since its release in June, spending 17 weeks and counting at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, and hitting top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs, Hayes officially has the No. 1 song in country music.
“Country radio, you hung the moon,” says Hayes. “This is the ‘we did it’ moment for Laney and me. No matter what I say, you won’t be able to know how grateful I am. Thank you for a hundred chances…now I’m Fancy Like No. 1!”
“Fancy Like” made history when it jumped from No. 17 into the top 10 at country radio back in October, making it the biggest jump into the Top 10 on the Mediabase Country chart in 17 years. Now it makes history as Hayes, and Monument Record’s, first No. 1 at country radio.
“When Walker Hayes walked up to me at Smoothie King almost seven years ago, he hoped I would change his life, but he ended up changing mine,” says Monument co-President Shane McAnally. “I have learned more about perseverance and passion and heart from him than any artist I’ve ever known. I am so glad to see his name at the top of the chart where it has always belonged.”
“When we launched Monument, we picked Walker Hayes as the artist to do it with for a reason,” continues Monument co-President Jason Owen. “Walker has always written songs that transcend boundaries, and we knew it was only a matter of time for this moment to come.”
Written in response to fans thinking his life was more lavish than it actually was, “Fancy Like” has taken Hayes to audiences across the globe, spawning collaborations with Kesha and Carin Leon, television appearances, and iHeart festival slots, and has become one of the fastest certified Platinum singles of 2021.
Last week, Hayes announced that he is setting out on The Fancy Like Tour, kicking off in Grand Rapids, MI on January 27th. Mackenzie Porter will open the shows. Tickets available now through Ticketmaster.