Just hours before he was set to perform at the 2018 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, this rising country star suffered the unimaginable loss of a child shortly after she had been born.
Country music star Walker Hayes and his wife Laney are the proud parents of six beautiful children and they had prepared to welcome a seventh to their family. It was to be a joyous moment for the couple and a great blessing for the whole family.
Hayes and his wife had a due date of June 8th, 2018 – just two days after he was to perform a song for the CMT Music Awards. Unfortunately, due to unknown circumstances, Laney gave birth on the morning of June 6th, and their newborn baby girl passed away just shortly after.
In a statement posted to Instagram, Hayes expressed his deep sadness and grief over the loss of his baby girl and had canceled all of his upcoming performances so that they could be home with their family.
“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. Thank you for honoring our privacy as we grieve.”
Read his full post below regarding the passing of his daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time.