Grammy-nominated Hayes Carll originally hails from Houston, Texas and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. His most recent album, “Lovers and Leavers,” received critical acclaim with his song “The Love That We Need” named NPR’s Song of The Week, and the Austin Music Awards acknowledging his work with awards for Album of the Year and Song of the Year for his Darrell Scott co-write “Sake of the Song.” Lee Ann Womack’s cover of Hayes’ song “Chances Are,” off of his previous release, KMAG YOYO, garnered him a Grammy nomination for Country Song of the Year. Kenny Chesney recently included the Carll/Allison Moorer/Matreca Berg co-write “Jesus and Elvis” in his 2018 release. His music has also recently shown up in a number of T.V. shows, such as the Netflix series “End of the F****ing World.” In 2018, Hayes signed to Dualtone Records (Lumineers, Mt. Joy, Shovels and Rope, Shakey Graves) and is recording his new album in early fall for a February 2019 release. With momentum on both the writing and recording sides of his career, 2019 will be a huge year for one of America’s most respected artists.
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[Rolling Stone] Americana duo enlists John Moreland, Rhett Miller for covers of Willie Nelson, the Breeders and more on ‘Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2’ In November 2015, Americana duo Shovels & Rope quick-released the album Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1, featuring appearances by pals Shakey Graves, Lucius and more on covers of artists as diverse as Guns […]
[Chicago Tribune] Hayes Carll, the country singer-songwriter known for wry ballads like “She Left Me for Jesus,” went through a divorce and wrote a dark and quiet album about it. Then fans started to approach him at shows for different reasons than they normally do. “I never felt I had connected with people on that […]
[Rolling Stone] Video for the song off Carll’s new album ‘Lovers and Leavers’ is a tribute to his son By Chris Parton Father’s Day weekend is usually presented as a time for kids to shower their dads with love and appreciation, but it can also go the other way. Hayes Carll’s heart-swelling video for “The […]
[NPR] By Jewly Hight Failure has always been a favorite topic of Texas troubadour Hayes Carll. Much of the songwriting catalog he’s built up over the last dozen-plus years revolves around dashed dreams, doomed romance and drunken predicaments. Very often, though, he’s leavened the losing with cleverly deployed gallows humor, self-deprecation and yarn spinning, linking […]
[Houston Press] By Chris Gray By now it’s a familiar anecdote, passed along through the years by programs like Extra! or Entertainment Tonight. Cut to an awards show, where the combination of nerves and the refreshments on hand is just too much for some nominees to handle. The moment their name is read from the […]