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With his first two singles reaching number one upon their release, Clay Walker immediately established himself as a commercial success. Unlike most of his new country contemporaries of the mid-’90s, he was able to sustain that success over a couple of years, racking up no less than five number one singles in the first three years of his career.

Clay Walker (born August 19, 1969) was born and raised on a farm in Beaumont, TX, the hometown of George Jones. Walker fell in love with country music at an early age, when his father gave him a guitar when he was only nine years old. After he graduated from high school, Walker pursued a musical career full-time, playing concerts across the South, the Midwest, and Canada. For over three years, he toured and went to school, taking courses about the music business. During this time, he acted as his own manager. Eventually, he became the house singer at the Neon Armadillo bar in Beaumont. While performing at the club, producer James Stroud heard Walker and offered to work with the singer. Stroud helped Walker secure a contract with Giant Records, and the pair began working on the vocalist’s debut album.

“What’s It to You” became a number one hit upon its release in August of 1993, with “Live Until I Die” following it into the pole position later that same year. Both singles were featured on his debut album, Clay Walker, which was released in the fall of 1993. “Where Do I Fit in the Picture,” the third single from the album, became a number 11 hit in early 1994. “White Palace” was a flop, failing to crack the Top 40, but “Dreaming With My Eyes Open” became his third number one hit in the summer of 1994, helping make his debut record a platinum album.


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  • diurnoculto

    What's It To You and Live Until I Die are total heartbreakers.

    12 Mar 4:58am Reply
  • catgus

    This fabulous track is always at,or near the top of my most played, numbers....wish he was playing cricket though,not rounders!

    12 Feb 9:08am Reply
  • moonlightsmiles

    I can't believe "Then What" is not on the top tracks. I grew up with that song!

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • abkw03

    Clay will be in Kansas City on Saturday. I am soooo excited because I have tickets!

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • PONCHO-73

    I played texas holded 'em with clay yesterday at casino regina, really nice guy

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Cflower

    Muito bom! Adoro country

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • omgmangojuice

    This guy's freakin awesome. I love Live Until I Die.

    30 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Valorie_Lynn

    ugh he's so awesome. Wish "fall" was on here

    22 May 2008 Reply
  • elegantlyiam

    He is amazing live.

    29 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Eisfee666

    hey guys, i´m looking for a song. i often heard it on KCYE. The first seconds sound like fall from clay walker, but the rest of the song does not fit to my memories, when i heard it in the radio. theres a part in the text like anythin bout truly come true. i heard lots of songs from clay walker and other country-artists but i didnt find the right one. hope somebody can help me. pls writ

    28 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Dog_Wood

    If you guys want a perfect song I recommend – If I could make a living out of loving you.

    12 Sep 2007 Reply
  • CadillacJack

    the song dreaming with my eyes open has great lyrics and a great tune, it's the perfect song!

    4 Apr 2007 Reply