Clay Walker is all country. He should feel right at home when he stops by TJ’s Corral on Friday night.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Walker shared a happy cow story with Facebook fans this week: A picture of a Holstein chewing her cud, with the caption. “An udder day — an udder dollar.” He’ll bring that down-home sensibility to the Carson Valley Inn for a July 15 concert. Tickets start at $39.
Ernest Clayton “Clay” Walker Jr. came on the scene in 1993 with the single “What’s It To You,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country singles chart. In 1994, his song “Live Until I Die” also topped the charts. He has sold more than 11 million albums, including four platinum and two gold, with 11 No. 1 hit singles. His latest single, released in 2015, is a country romance tune, “Right Now.”
Gotta see you right now, right now/ Don’t waste another minute/ … We can get a little moonlight shining through the windows/ Spin a little vinyl, dance a little too slow…
When he’s not on tour, Walker, 46, enjoys ranch life with his family, tending to chores or perhaps manning the barbecue. He recently posted a Facebook picture of his smiling daughter cuddling a baby goat, admitting “sometimes, reinforcing the no goats in the house rule is harder than you think.”
Last month, he hosted the Clay Walker Charity Classic at the famed Pebble Beach golf course to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and treatment. Walker was diagnoised with MS in 1996, but continues touring and recording and is known for his high-energy performances. He founded the Band Against MS charity in 2003 and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through benefit concerts and other events.
On July 1, he hit the road for concerts in Helotes, Texas, and Gonzales, Louisiana. Right now, he’s headed for Minden, Nevada, and a showdown at TJ’s Corral.
- Clay Walker
When: 8 p.m., July 15
Where: TJ’s Corral, Carson Valley Inn
Upcoming shows: Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards on July 30; Eli Young Band on Aug. 14, and Randy Houser on Sept. 8.