The most joyous and exciting time in any parent’s life is when their child is being born! For Walker Hayes and his family it has turned tragic: The country star was absent from the CMT Awards for the birth of his baby! He shared on Instagram that his 7th child, a girl named Oakleigh Klover Hayes, was born and died on the same day.

Walker Hayes was scheduled to perform last night at the CMT Awards as well as performances during CMA Fest, but all have been cancelled! Walker and his wife Laney have 3 sons and 3 daughters!

~ Ryan

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