Wade Hayes Launches PledgeMusic Campaign to Release New Album
Wade Hayes is inviting fans to help him record his new album. The Oklahoma native has launched a PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds for the project.
"My new album, 'Go Live Your Life,' is almost finished, and it’s no exaggeration to say that this is the most important album I've ever made," Hayes explains. "It’s been five years since my last album, and during that time, I've lived through a lot of fear, a lot of hope, a lot of healing -- and a lot of meaning. I wrote nine of the 10 songs on this album during my battle with colon cancer. The writing process was truly therapeutic for me, and I can’t wait to share these songs with you."
Hayes was first diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in 2011. After being declared cancer-free following surgery and chemotherapy, Hayes' cancer returned in 2013, this time in his lymph nodes.
“They opened me up from stem to stern, literally,” he recalls. “They had to take a big part of my large intestine, most of my liver, part of my diaphragm out, lymph nodes, and I've had several small surgeries on my liver to get it repaired enough to work correctly. It was a bad deal. It was very serious. I’m probably being too brutally honest, but it’s the truth. I look like a baseball from all the scars I've got!”
Hayes is offering fans incentives for contributing to the new album, from a free digital download to a personalized Skype music lesson with Hayes, as well as an acoustic house concert by the singer.
"I’m excited to partner with PledgeMusic for the release of 'Go Live Your Life.' We've put together a pre-order campaign that includes a wide selection of one-of-a-kind offers and experiences," Hayes adds. "Every pre-order includes an ‘Access Pass,’ which grants immediate access to exclusive project updates, videos and ... the digital download of 'Go Live Your Life,' made available to pledgers before its release to the public."
The digital downloads of 'Go Live Your Life' will be available by March 1, while the physical CD will be available by March 12. Five percent of the money raised above Hayes' goal will go to the Colon Cancer Alliance. Find more information here.
Hayes has several concerts on the calendar over the next few months, including shows in Kentucky and Missouri over the next few weeks. See a list of all of his upcoming shows here.