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Walker Hayes Cancels Shows After Newborn Daughter Dies

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Walker Hayes performs onstage during Ram Trucks presents Drive: Artists to Watch @ the CMT Music Awards at TopGolf Nashville on June 4, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.

Country singer Walker Hayes says that his newborn daughter has died.

Hayes said in a statement that “Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in heaven.” He asked for privacy as he and his wife, Laney, grieved. Oakleigh was born on Wednesday.

Hayes was nominated for breakthrough video of the year for his video for “You Broke Up With Me” during Wednesday’s CMT Awards and was scheduled to perform at the awards show in Nashville.

Hayes and his wife have six children. Hayes has cancelled his upcoming shows. See the statement below.