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Walker Hayes Hits You in the Nostalgia On New Single ’90’s Country’

David McClister

Walker Hayes is back with his first new single since breakthrough album boom.  came out in December 2017. And on “90’s Country,” he’s hitting you right in the nostalgia.

Using song titles and lyrics from some of Hayes’ personal favorites, he crafts an infectiously catchy love song. In fact, according to an interview with CMT, Hayes fit 22 references into “90’s Country.” And he wanted to fit seven more, but couldn’t find the right place.

Hayes co-wrote the song with hit songwriter (and also kind of his boss, which is weird to think about) Shane McAnally as well as Gabby Mooney, who goes by the name LYRX (and happens to be Shay Mooney’s sister).

A self-professed 90s country music fanatic, Walker Hayes says this song is a bit of a love letter to the era of country that ultimately inspired him to move to Nashville.

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Crafting a song out of pieces of other songs in homage is nothing new. Heck, there’s even a song burning up pop radio right now called “2002” by Anne-Marie that follows a similar path. It has — wait for it — nearly 215 million streams on Spotify.

So yeah, nostalgia is in right now, country or otherwise.

That being said, “90’s Country” is certainly right in line with the style that helped Walker Hayes break through on streaming a few years back with “You Broke Up With Me.” It’s all the reasons people who love Hayes love him, and all the reasons he doesn’t care about those who love to hate him.

Think you can catch the 22 country songs Hayes references in the first listen? Good luck! After you give it a shot, look at the list below of country artists who appear in the new song and then read the lyrics to see where he fits them in.

Songs Referenced In “90’s Country”

“Strawberry Wine” – Deana Carter
“Amazed” – Lonestar
“Cowboy Take Me Away” – Dixie Chicks
“Wink” – Neal McCoy
“I Like It, I Love It” – Tim McGraw
“Check Yes or No” – George Strait
“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” – Kenny Chesney
“Jukebox Junkie” – Ken Mellons
“Vidalia” – Sammy Kershaw
“Queen of My Double Wide Trailer” – Sammy Kershaw
“Shut Up and Kiss Me” – Mary Chapin Carpenter
“John Deere Green” – Joe Diffie
“I Cross My Heart” – George Strait
“Walkaway Joe” – Trisha Yearwood
“The Church on Cumberland Road” – Shenandoah
“Dust on the Bottle” – David Lee Murphy
“Sold (The Grundy County Auction)” – John Michael Montgomery
“She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” – Sammy Kershaw
“Chattahoochee” – Alan Jackson
“Daddy’s Money” -Ricochet
“Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)” – Shania Twain
“Friends in Low Places” – Garth Brooks

Walker Hayes 90’s Country Lyrics

Strawberry wine on your lips got me amazed
How about you let this cowboy take you away
Gimme that wink, I’mma give it right back
You know you like it, you love it, you want some more of that

You make me smile like I did when we were radio kids
Catching that countdown on Sunday
All the way to one day when there was

Do you love me? If you do, check yes, please
Girl, you know you think my tractor’s sexy
Got me spinning like a jukebox junkie
Making me feel like 90s country
You make me feel like 90s country

Shake it, I dare you
Queen of my double-wide trailer
A million songs I could list, but I’m just gonna shut up and kiss you

You see that water tower? Girl we can drain it
I’m gonna paint your name in John Deere green on it
I cross my heart, I ain’t no walkaway Joe
I wanna get you to the church on Cumberland Road

And we’ll get sweeter with time
Just like that bottle of wine
Might be a little dust on the bottle but it tastes so fine
Just like you

Do you love me? If you do, check yes, please
Girl, you know you think my tractor’s sexy
I’m sold to the lady in the front seat
Making me feel like 90s country
You make me feel like 90s country

Shake it, I dare you
Queen of my double-wide trailer
A million songs I could list, but I’m just gonna shut up and kiss you
You make me feel like 90s country

You know you’re beautiful don’t act like you don’t
Ain’t settling for no burger and no grape snow cone
Not tonight

Do you love me? If you do, check yes, please
Girl, you know you think my tractor’s sexy
I ain’t in it for your daddy’s money
You make me feel like 90s country

Shake it, I dare you
Queen of my double-wide trailer
A million songs I could list, but I’m just gonna shut up and kiss you
Baby don’t be stupid, you know I love you
Blame it all on my roots when I turn up that 90s country

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