Superstar Country Singer Suffers Horrific Personal Tragedy. Here Are The Details

Jena Greene | Reporter

Popular country music star Walker Hayes suffered an unthinkable tragedy on Wednesday night, telling his Twitter followers he and his wife would be grieving for the foreseeable future.

Hayes and his wife, Laney, were expected their seventh child together on June 8. However when she went into labor Wednesday, things took a turn for the worse. The baby girl they were expecting, Oakleigh Klover Hayes, died shortly after being born in the hospital.

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“It is with great sadness that Laney and I share with you the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in heaven,” he said on Twitter.

Hayes was recently nominated for Breakthrough Video Of The Year for the CMT Awards for his hit single “You Broke Up With Me.” However, he did not show up to the ceremony on Wednesday, since he was dealing with the personal tragedy.

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