April 20, 2012 - Wade's Birthday


Wade Battles Cancer
Though tumor free, Wade continues the chemotherapy protocol to get rid of any residual cells. His most recent blood work has been encouraging. He will continue chemotherapy - 5 more treatments -  through the month of June. The chemo does affect his hands, feet and throat, causing them to swell and be very sensitive. That's pretty difficult for an entertainer. But after the swelling goes down, he's back to wearing out the guitar - until the next round of therapy. 

Cards may be sent (please, no gifts, Wade is adamant about that)
Wade Hayes
c/o WOWW! News
P O Box 148274
Nashville, TN 37214

I've set up a new e-mail account for those who might wish to e-mail their support:


Wade Appeared at the Stars Go Blue - Colon Cancer Alliance Benefit
The Stars Go Blue Benefit was Wade's first public appearance since undergoing surgery for Stage IV Colon Cancer in December. The 4th annual event was held in the Ford Theater at The Country Music Hall of Fame on the evening of March 6th. Wade joined Trace Adkins and Exile to raise money for the Blue Note Fund. This fund assists those who have been diagnosed with colon cancer.
The event was created by four-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Kelley (who currently plays guitar for Jamie O’Neal) who is a colon cancer survivor. His cancer was discovered near the time that his wife, Nan Kelley (well known as a host on GAC-TV) completed her cancer treatments for lymphoma.
Those who might wish to contribute to the Colon Cancer Alliance in honor of Wade can do so at this site:
For more on this event, see:
Stars Go Blue
 ~ on the woww-pics.com site
 ~ on the wadehayes-woww.com  site
News Page
Gallery Page

No Friends' Fest This Year
June will be Wade's final month of chemotherapy. He has no assurances of what he'll be able to do during that time. I told him we'd have a celebration Friends' Fest next June during CMA Music Fest week. We'll all miss it this year, but we surely understand what stress his body will be going through during that time.

Wade on TV - GAC's Headline Country - This Week-end
Storme Warren interviewed Wade at the Colon Cancer Alliance Benefit for his Headline Country show that appears on Great American Country TV (GAC-TV).
Here are the times:
Friday, 4/20 – 2pm; 7:30pm
Saturday, 4/21 – 10:30am
Sunday, 4/22 – 2:00pm; 10:00pm; 2:00am (23rd)
All times listed are EASTERN Daylight Time.
For Central Daylight time, the show will be listed an hour earlier - TO BE CERTAIN, check your local listings.

WOWW! Subscriber Extra
The featured Subscriber Extra this month is a video file. CMT (Country Music Television) interviewed Wade at his home for their CMT Insider program that aired on March 24th. This three minute clip comprises his part of the show. 
Link to WOWW! Subscriber Extra

On the 'Net
These sites have published recent interviews with Wade. Wade, usually very reticent about sharing information about himself, is on a mission to spread the word that younger people can get colon cancer, too. And that symptoms should not be ignored. He wants to help others avoid what he is going through. To that end he's openly participated in recent interviews. Hear his message, "Early detection saves lives!"
March 22 CNN.com 
March 26 CMT.com
April 5 TulsaWorld.com  



News Page - Wade's Recent Public Appearances
Gallery Page -
Country Music Hall of Fame - Oct 2011
Dosey Doe's Houston - Nov 2011
Stars Go Blue - Mar 2012

Picture Pages
Tecumseh, OK - Jul 2011
Dosey Doe's Houston - Nov 2011
Stars Go Blue - March 2012

If you don't have this in your collection, your missing a real gem. ThatNashvilleSound.com listed it as one of its top 10 albums of 2009 - "the most underrated album of the year."

In their review - "With apologies to Yogi Berra, it’s time to rediscover Wade Hayes for the first time. Place To Turn Around is everything that is great about indie records. Imagine hanging around your favorite honkytonk bar and hearing an artist singing great neo-traditional country music with acoustic guitars, fiddle and steel and buying an album at the side of the stage following the performance. And then imagine that the artist you were listening wasn’t some unknown band, but a road-tested Nashville songwriter and musician with many hits under his belt. That is the experience of listening to Wade Hayes brand new album" ..  Read More
To Order
Two cuts from the McHayes Album have been added to iTunes and Amazon.com
Wade and Mark McClurg teamed together for a short time as the duo McHayes. Their album, Lessons in Lonely,  was not released to the public. (A shame, really, there was some great music on it.) iTunes and Amazon.com have added two cuts from that project. It Doesn't Mean I Don't Love You, written by Trent Willmon, has Wade singing the lead and Mark doing the high harmony. The Wrong Kind of Right has Mark singing the lead and Wade doing the harmony.
The Links page is your source for finding pics, videos, reviews on other sites.
WadeHayes-WOWW.com Links Page


Official Site
WOWW! Site
WOWW!-Pics Site
My Space
Facebook Fan Page
Facebook Friend's Page
For early Wade Hayes archives visit Cheryl Hill's site. We appreciate the time and expertise that Cheryl has contributed over the years to feature Wade.

Refer talent buyers to Wade's management
Mike Robertson Management
Phone: 615-329-4199
Fax: 615-329-3923
E-mail: assistant@mrmmusic.com
If you want to see Wade in your local area, ask your favorite venues to seek booking information.
Supplemental Booking - especially Texas 
Mike McCary
If your venue is interested in booking Wade, an offer can be submitted at this site:

WOWW!, an e-mail newsletter to Wade Hayes fans, began in December, 1997. Subscribers reside in FIFTY (50) states as well as -
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong.
Mailing Address:
WOWW! News / Helen Neal
P O Box 148274
Nashville, TN 37214
Messages for Wade can be sent to the same address. Mark ATTN: Wade Hayes
Wade has requested, "No presents, please."

Wade Hayes Appearance Details
Wade has suspended travel and appearances while he's treated for cancer.