Very excited to see "South Shore" back climbing the Alt-Country Radio Chart and in the #2 spot this week. Sitting pretty next to our friends Eilen Jewell (#1) and Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives (#3). Both of their new albums are so good.
A major thank you to all the AMA, AAA, Non-Comm, Independent & Alt-Country Radio Stations & Programs in the US and Europe who've been spinning our new album and our new single "Write a Song". The support from stations, DJs, and Program Directors is so hugely appreciated and it does and independent country band like ours so much good to have their support in helping to reach new listeners.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, 2023 is gonna be a good year for Independent Country Music. If your local station isn't spinning us yet be sure to send them a message or give them a call and request Ward Hayden & The Outliers. "Write a Song", "Crazy Love", & "(Breaking Up with) My Hometown" are the three singles currently out to radio. Make sure WHATO is finding its way to your airwaves. And thank you for all your support.
We're hitting the road on May 5th to kick off the first round of shows on our "South Shore" Release Tour!!
We hope you join us with dates in NY, OH, KY, IN, PA,WV, MD, MA & ME. Tickets are on sale now, be sure to take a look out our tour schedule, invite some friends to join you and order your tickets today. Tickets and Tour Info available HERE.
We can't wait for you to hear the new album and looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming show!! -Ward Hayden & The Outliers
We're headed to Scandinavia this March/April and would love to see you in Sweden & Norway!!
We're very excited to announce we'll be headed to Back Porch Festival in Northampton, MA on March 4th!!
This festival has an amazing line up this year and we'll be performing two very special sets at the Hotel Northampton, including one set celebrating the life, legacy, & music of Hank Williams. Our first set is at 2:30pm, followed shortly thereafter by our second set at 3:30pm.
Be sure to get there early and this is a great venue for getting on the dance floor or kicking back in your seat and taking in the show. We can't wait to see you at Back Porch Fest!!
WHATO in The Patriot Ledger!!
We're bringing our Hank Williams show back to the Lizard Lounge on New Year's Eve & New Year's Day!!
We're excited to announce that we're bringing our Hank Williams show back to the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA on New Year's Eve & New Year's Day!!
For over a decade now we've celebrated the life, legacy, and music of Hank Williams on the days he never got to perform. On New Year's Eve 1952 Hank Williams' show was cancelled because of a snowstorm and he was unable to arrive, then on New Year's Day 1953 ol' Hank passed away in the backseat of a powder blue Cadillac en route to his show that evening in Canton, Ohio.
In honor of the shows he never got to play we have enjoyed performing his music and recalling the stories from his legendary life and career. Trends come and go, Hank Williams is forever. His music laid the foundation for so much music that followed, especially in the country music genre.
We hope you'll join us this year for what's truly a wonderful way to bid adieu to 2022 and to welcome 2023. Ticket are on sale now.
New Year's Eve tickets available HERE.
New Year's Day tickets available HERE.
We're very excited to announce our collaboration with SingleCut Beersmiths and the release of the One Night Only IPA.
To celebrate the release of this special new brew we'll be performing a limited number of concerts with One Night Only IPA on hand and ready to enjoy while you catch the show. The first of these concerts will be happening on Dec 2nd at SingleCut North in Clifton Park, NY. Show kicks off at 7pm and it's FREE to attend, so be sure to mark the date and bring some friends along.
Then Dec 3rd we'll be headed to SingleCut's Taproom in Astoria, NY. This is not only a super cool room, but it's a great place to catch the show. Things get started at 7pm and it's once again FREE to attend. We hope to see you there!!
We hope you'll join us on Nov 10th at The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA.
This is our first time finding our way back to Western Mass since 2019 and we're thrilled to be returning. Plus, our very own Greg Hall will be opening the show and celebrating the release of his excellent new EP "Experiments in the Revival of Greg Hall".
Tickets are on sale HERE and at the door. We're looking forward to seeing you in Northampton.
Boston Music Awards 2022!!
It's awards season!!
2022 has been a great year for music. Things have been happening in a very real way and it's been so nice to get back to playing shows, touring, recording, and bringing to life a couple projects we'd been planning and working on the last couple years. We have some exciting things coming up in the last quarter of 2022, including our first European Tour since 2019, which kicks off Oct 4th in Spain (full tour schedule HERE) and 2023 is gonna have some brand new music and a few special surprises.
We're honored and thrilled to see Ward Hayden & The Outliers nominated for "Country Artist of the Year" in the 2022 Boston Music Awards. And in a list with so many other great country acts from our great city.
And our very own Cody Nilsen is nominated for "Session Musician of the Year". When he isn't on the road with us, Cody has become a huge asset to the studios not just in Massachusetts, but in New York and more recently over in Europe and Scandinavia for his work on pedal steel and guitar. Really nice to see him recognized for all his work and what he adds to so much music getting created.
And I'm honored to see my name listed in the "Vocalist of the Year" category. To say my brand of singing is an outlier in the Boston landscape would be an understatement, but Boston has always had my back and supported my style of Country music.
These award shows are always a lot of fun and they're a great way to champion the music being made here. They're also such a nice way to see musicians and fans all come together for one big event and support each other. Last year's award show was some of the best local camaraderie I have seen in some time and it really did my heart some good to be there and witness it.
We hope you'll take a minute to cast you votes for you favorite Boston artists HERE. And please encourage your music loving friends to show their support as well. Many thanks and looking forward to what the rest of 2022 has in store!!