A few weeks ago, country singer Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” hit No. 1 on the Billboard country chart and his fun video of him dancing with his daughter Lela went viral, racking up millions of views. While the song and dance have taken over TikTok and helped push Hayes’ career to new heights, it wasn’t his original intention for it to blow up this way.
Rather, Hayes says, it took off because of the “wholesome nature” and “reliability” of the song. And while he admits the whole thing has taken him by surprise, it’s especially exciting to him because of what it means for his kids. “They are so excited because a lot of people will swing by our house and take pictures of it saying they were there where the Fancy Like dance was made,” Hayes says.
“Fancy Like” has been a great way to show his children that hard work pays off. And he’s glad his efforts are helping people, too. “When I heard the song, I really wanted it to be something that would lift people up,” he says. “It’s just a good reminder to keep your dreams alive and never stop believing in yourself.”
Whether or not you’re into the fancy like dance, you can hear Hayes’ full album Country Stuff on Spotify or Apple Music. And if you want to see him live, you can get tickets for his Fancy Like tour right here.