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... Wade, along with Larry Boone, Nashville songwriter, and country music artist Mark Chesnutt will open the brand new Cherokee Arena and Event Center in Centre, Alabama on December 6th. The program, Lake Weiss Southern Christmas Celebration, will be filmed for showing on RFD-TV. The cable channel viewing of the hour-long show, is scheduled for December 22nd. Centre will hold it's Christmas parade at 10 am on the morning of the 6th.


Breaking news - this show has been postponed to April 18, 2009



... Wade performed at the 12th annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Concert and Induction Ceremony in Muskogee on October 8th. Chick Rains, his friend and co-writer, was one of the inductees for this year. Chick and Wade co-wrote two number one hits, Old Enough to Know Better and I’m Still Dancin’ With You.xl2a They also wrote It's Gonna Take a Miracle, My Side of Town, Where Do I Go to Start All Over and others that were recorded by Wade. Chick, as well as writing with and for Wade, had many songs recorded by other artists ... Lonestar, Lari White, Michael Martin Murphy, Eddy Arnold, the Oak Ridge Boys, Johnny Lee, Reba McEntire ... and on and on. Chick is well worthy of this induction.



Picture courtesy of “Muskogee Phoenix






... Wade will host "Music and Motors," a TV show premiering on Sunday, September 7th on RFD-TV. Sub-titled "Fast Cars, Guitars and Dreams," the premiere show will feature Richard Petty, Michael Waltrip, Craig Morgan and Joe Nichols. According to RFD-TV Magazine, regarding "Music and Motors," you'll see "Wade on the road performing and interviewing the biggest names in both music and motors. You'll follow the daily triumphs and trials of Walker Hayes (no relation - a young artist seeking a label deal) struggling to get his big chance. You'll watch Brad (Baker) and Brad (Coleman) chase their dreams at 200 mph around the track. You'll have a front-seat view of the lives of the people who make up the music & Motors show while their vehicles and lives go 200 mph."


Sundays, 6:00p - 6:30 pm (Central time)

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Thirteen episodes will be aired this fall.

They'll repeat early next year.



Nashville Area Channels

Nashville Comcast - 136 

Direct TV - 379

Dish Network - 231 


Picture courtesy of Music and Motors TV



... Wade will perform at the induction of Chick Rains into the Oklahoma Country Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at the Hall of Fame Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma on October 8, 2008. Wade and Chick co-wrote two number one singles, "I'm Still Dancin' with You" and "Old Enough to Know Better." Chick also wrote number ones recorded by Eddy Arnold, Oak Ridge Boys, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Roy Clark, Micky Gilly, Johnny Lee, Janie Fricke, Laurie White, Lone Star, Gary Morris, Michael Martin Murphy, Reba McEntire and Holly Dunn.

~ excerpted from Tulsa World Online, 8/7/2008, by Jennifer Chancellor, World Scene Writer


... Wade partnered with pro basser, Fred Contaol, in the first annual Porter Wagoner Memorial Artists & Anglers Fishing Tournamentwadebass1a held on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. Though they didn’t bag the big catch in the tournament, the preparation days on the lake yielded some excitement. Wade caught a whopper of a small mouth bass - no trophy though - it was “catch and release.”

... Wade appeared on the WSM-AM 650 morning show - “Coffee, Country and Cody.” Bill Cody, member of the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame, hosts the show each cody1a1week-day morning from 5:30 to 10 am. The show is broadcast world wide over WSMonline.com from the broadcast booth in the Magnolia Lobby of the Opryland Hotel. Charlie Mattos, producer of the show, skillfully manned “the board.”


Wade brought his own coffee and more importantly to the listeners, he brought two new songs to be played. “Good Day to Go Crazy,” the first one, is a lively romp about ditching the job to enjoy a great day. His second new song was one he’d written for his parents, who recently celebrated their 41st anniversary, “The Best Part.” The strong line in this plea to work on maintaining an important relationship is, “If you only want the good times, you’re going to miss the ‘best .


Cody commented that one of the things he liked about Wade was his distinctive sound - “Nobody else sounds like Wade Hayes.” On air comments ranged from baseball to fishing to talk of Wade’s first entry into the business as a recording artist.cody3a


In the beginning, the young man from Oklahoma who’d never been on an airplane, was thrust into jetting the country to play his music for radio stations. Wade said he and the two friends who traveled with him and performed acoustically were universally well received by radio - a good introduction to the music business. He is currently writing and working on his next project.


Wade mentioned the Nashville Navy show which will be held the next day at 3rd and Lindsley. He also said that he will participate in the first Porter Wagoner Memorial Artists & Anglers Fishing Tournament. The money raised throughout the day will be donated in Porter's name to the Opry Trust Fund.

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