Houston Rodeo Clay Walker
An artist who is ruling the American Country music scene, Ernest Clayton Walker Jr., more popularly known as Clay Walker was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 19, 1969. Music was in his blood, and he learned to play guitar at at the early age of nine years, while participated in local talent shows when he was just fifteen years old. Although his practical life started at a Super 8 Motel as night time desk clerk, he kept on playing solo music. His capabilities were appreciated publically when his self submitted was played by a radio station. After his graduation in 1987 from Vidor High School, he took up a job at Goodyear Tire and Rubber company plant but still continued working on his music as well. Giant Records president James Stroud discovered Clay Walker and brought him out of obscurity in 1992 by signing him for his record label.
Clay Walker stepped formally into music industry with his debut single What’s It To You in 1993, a song that provided his career a kick start with its popularity and reached the top on Hot Country Singles and Tracks by Billboard. In 1994 he released another hit single Live Until I Die, a song that followed its predecessor to number one position, thus establishing the artist as a new emerging country music sensation. Both these songs were a part of his debut self titled album along with many other hit songs that reached top positions on international charts. The album sold more than a million copies and received platinum certification.
Subsequent albums by Clay Walker also received great response from critics as well as country music fans. His second album, If I Could Make A Living was released in 1994 that also contained two more songs reaching number one position on Billboard charts. His song This Woman and This Man remained on number one for several weeks, and the album was ranked number 2 on country album charts. He released his next album Hypnotize the Moon the next year that became his third consecutive platinum album. Some of its songs received great critical reviews but none could make it to number one on international charts.
In 1996 Clay Walker released his next studio album with the name Rumor Has It. The album was also certified platinum by RIAA, and its songs provided Walker with 6 number one hits that year. It was just before release of this album that Clay Walker was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating neurological disorder, but the disease was found to be in initial stages and with some dietary modifications as well as a daily injection of Copaxone, his doctors managed to arrest the progression of his disease.
Greatest Hits album was released in 1998 with many of his top singles and was followed by Live, Laugh, Love in 2000. Singles from these albums continued his legacy of top ranked songs on international charts, as did his subsequent albums named Say No More, Christmas, A Few Questions, Fall and She Won’t be Lonely Long released in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010 respectively.
Walker has maintained his image as a typical rodeo and cowboy styled artist, perfect for country music. Despite his typical appearance, his music has always stood out of the crowd as his improvisation with music and lyrics make his work more interesting. Suffering from a disease himself, he understands the need of charitable work for sick people of the world, and has done remarkable work in this regard. He has also formed his own charitable organization named Band Against MS, and has been given Humanitarian Award for his endeavors.
Clay Walker tickets provide an opportunity for the fans to witness this musical genius present his work in front of them. With Walker’s own unique style of music, the event would stay in your memories for a long time.