August 15, 2013

Notes on Friend's Fest

Standing Room Only at the Copper Kettle for the Wade Hayes Friend's Fest. A full breakfast set the stage for Wade's acoustic performance. The playlist:
Old Enough to Know Better
Remember the Alimony - new and unrecorded
Wichita Lineman
Wrecking Ball- new and unrecorded
Right Where I Want You - Wade  
On a Good Night
Love Knew Better- new and unrecorded
Kentucky Bluebird
She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)
Don't Stop

Our door prize winners were Carolyn Clouse from Franklin, NC; Linda Lowery from Vine Grove, KY; Wende Sova from Rochester Hills, MI; Jeanene Pricer from Coleman, Texas. The door prize bags included a coaster, key ring and magnet (with Wade's picture, of course) a Target gift card and the winner's choice of hand-written lyrics by Wade.

A special event was an auction of a Read to Me story book. Wade voiced the audio on a Night Before Christmas book. This was a repeat of his reading of the book before a Rockett's concert last December. The auction raised $500 for Colon Cancer Research at Vanderbilt's Ingram Cancer Center.

The morning ended with a meet and greet session on the patio. Wade signed his NEW picture as a gift to each one.


New pics shared on the WOWW-Pics Site
All pictures at the woww-pics site are downloadable

June 7 - Copper Kettle, Nashville, TN -FRIENDS FEST
Photo Credits: Sherri Cox, Cathleen Reed
June 7 - Friends at Friend's Fest - individual pictures with Wade


Social Media - Wade's Facebook Fan Page, Friend's Page and Twitter link
Wade's Facebook Fan Page 
Wade's Facebook Friend's Page
Wade's Twitter Account

Wade has ordered more albums. 
If you don't have this in your collection, you missed a real gem. listed it as one of its top 10 albums of 2009 - "the most underrated album of the year."
You can order MP3 downloads from iTunes and
You can order an MP3 disc of the entire album from
 Links to either or on this page:

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
Two cuts from the McHayes Album have been added to iTunes and
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 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.
Video for Is It Already Time? has been posted
You may view it at this site.

Video for Is it Already Time?
Get the word out - use your facebook page, your twitter account, your e-mail to ask your friends to view this video. It's hard to imagine that there's anyone left in these United States who hasn't had a friend or a family member who's faced this situation. You can tell them, too, that from the beginning Wade's odds of making it were poor. Now he stands on the side of good health and is rebuilding his life and his career. Praise God!

 The Links page is your source for finding pics, videos, reviews on other sites. 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
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


August 16 - Friday - Austin, Texas - 8 pm
Midnight Rodeo  2201 E Ben White Blvd (512) 443-2623 ‎ · 
August 17 - Saturday - Waco, Texas - 11 pm
Wild West Waco   115-119 Mary Street  (254) 759-1081
General Admission  Tickets
August 28, August 30 - September 2 - Pigeon Forge, TN
Dollywood  - Celebrity Theatre - Great American Country Show - Guest Artist - Cameo appearance (2 - 3 songs) 
Wade will make cameo appearances at Dollywood’s Celebrity Theater. He will be featured for 10 minutes as a guest artist in each Great American Country Show. The 40 minute show is repeated 2 to 3 times each day. Show is included in park admission. Check for dates and hours at the website. It hadn't been posted at this time.
Park is closed on Thurday, August 29.
September 11 - Wednesday - Santa Ynez, California
3569 Sagunto St (805) 691-9663 
September 12 - Thursday - Bakersfield, CA
Buck Owens Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd, (661) 328-7560
Tickets are now available

September 13 - Friday - Sacramento, California
Stoney's Rockin Rodeo bar, restaurant and nightclub located at
1320 Del Paso Boulevard
(916) 927-6023

September 14 - Saturday  - Claremore, OK
Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway 
Wade will be playing on the Main Stage located to the West of the Expo Hall and Indoor Arena. There will be some chairs set but feel free to bring your lawn chairs!Free admission to Fair and free admission to concert.
Concerts will start at about 7:30 pm with James Muns. Our headliner Wade Hayes will begin about 9 pm.
September 27 - Friday - Stevensville, MI
Lakeshore High School,  5771 Cleveland Ave, 7:00 PM, Tickets $25.00
616-395-131  Reserved Seats Available
Check Tour page for more details on these:
September 28 - Jackson, MI
September 29 - Boyne City, MI
September 30 - Saginaw, MI
October 1 - Holland, MI
October 5 - Conroe, TX (Houston)
October !2 - Westminster, SC  Cancer Benefit - I need to get more info on this.
October 18 -Alexandria, MN
October 19 - Austin, MN
October 20 - Rochester, MN
October 21 - Chatfield, MN

    January 19-26, 2014 - 

    Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    Country Music Cruise


    So far Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap, Restless Heart, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, 

    Jamie O’Neal and Lorianne Crook, Larry Gatlin and Wade Hayes have signed contracts.

    This seven-day cruise will call on St. Barth, St. Thomas and Holland America’s private island - Half Moon Cay


    Check with venues before travelling.