If you’re like most people, you probably have an insatiable appetite for the trend of folks performing half-hearted dance routines to music in short-form video clips. It’s a new form of entertainment our species seems to have found itself in love with, and it’s also a way for artists to gain massive followings almost overnight. That’s exactly what happened to country singer Walker Hayes. He had just released his latest song “Fancy Like” from his 2021 EP Country Stuff, and it was already a standout hit. However, a TikTok video featuring his 15-year-old daughter Lela dancing to the song skyrocketed it to a whole different level.
The pair were filmed dancing on the front porch of their home, and they were so good at it that they racked up a million views in just one night! The video has since gone viral, and it’s helped expand Hayes’ country fanbase in a big way. It’s even boosted his album sales, and his latest single has reached No. 1 on the Country Digital Songs chart.
It’s no secret that the Fancy Like dance is a huge success, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. But how did this all come together? We sat down with Hayes to discuss the origins of the viral video, how his faith prepared him for this level of success, and more.
Check out the full interview below and listen to Walker Hayes’ hit song ‘Fancy Like’ on Spotify.