August 8, 2012

One Month after Ending Chemo Wade Gets a Great Report
They removed Wade’s chemo port on July 26th, one month after he completed chemo - a big step in the race back to normalcy. His reports - both the blood work and the cat scan - were all clear, no evidence of the disease at all. Wade said, “I am very optimistic and really happy, as are my doctors. I’m eager to get back to work, raring to go, ready, willing and able. It’s nothing short of a miracle to be where I am at this point from where I was in December. I’m ready to write some happy songs. Thank you for all the love and support. I want you to know how deeply appreciative I am for your prayers.”

Please keep the prayers and the encouragement up. This is a very sneaky disease. Let's build a prayer wall that will keep it out.

Country Weekly Features Wade

Country Weekly Cvr
Wade got the superstar treatment in Country Weekly's magazine (July 23rd). Besides the cover, there was a  4 page spread inside with some great new photos taken especially for the magazine. Wade tells the story of his battle with cancer in a forthright, open manner. He has a mission: to save others from what he's going through; to encourage others to not ignore symptoms as he did, but to seek testing.
When Wade left the doctor on a very sobering day last November, he made it to his truck and sat pondering the words of his doctor - "We'll get the tests on Thursday; then we'll know how much it's spread." How do you deal with that kind of news? Wade started a song right then that laid out, for all to hear, the heavy thoughts that were running through his mind.  Country Weekly went into the studio as he was cutting the song. They've posted a video interview on their site of that event. They have also provided a link for a free download of the song, "Is it Already Time?" I know you'll want to hear his heartfelt message. And the more downloads, the more likely the song will get to radio.
I hope you've downloaded the new song and have encouraged others to do it also.
These links are still available:
Country Weekly Video Interview

Free Download "Is it Already Time?

Wade Makes that Atlanta Visit
Wade - Braves
In the Country Weekly article Wade spoke of some things that he wanted to do, now that chemo is behind him. First was a plan to be there for his high school class 25th anniversary. He did that last month. There are pictures on his Facebook Friends Page.
Secondly, he spoke of wanting to make a trip to Atlanta to see Chipper Jones play his last year with the Braves before retiring. With a seat right behind the Braves' dugout last Saturday, Wade had a good view of Braves' players as they waited their turn to bat. You can see Chipper in the background of the picture.
What I'm seeing is a much healthier Wade Hayes. 


Colon Cancer Alliance

The alliance helps those families with living expenses, when medical expenses are leaving them strapped. Wade has appeared on two of their benefit shows.

Those who might wish to contribute to the Colon Cancer Alliance in honor of Wade can do so at this site:
There are plans for a future concert to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance. A major country act will join Wade for the event. No, I don't have details, yet. I'll let you know when I do.  ~ Helen

Tour page
CMA Week 2012

If you don't have this in your collection, your missing a real gem. 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
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.

 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
Saturday, August 11 - Franklin, TN
Puckett's Grocery - Wade Hayes and friends
120 Fourth Ave South 
Show at 8:30, $10 Cover,
Dinner - your choice from the menu
for reservations call 615-794-5527

Sunday, August 12 - Nashville, TN
The Music Row Show
Live Radio from the WSM AM 650 studio at Opryland Hotel
7- 9 CDT (Wade joins them at 8)
The show will air on WSM-AM
You can hear it online at WSM Online.
You can also listen online at
Saturday, September 8 - Eagleville, TN (about 50 miles from Nashville)

747 Chapel Hill Pike


Antique Tractor Pull and Gas Engine Show

8 pm - Wade Hayes in concert

$10 admission for the day, including the show  

Check with venues before travelling.