Country singer-songwriter, husband and father of six Walker Hayes has always penned music from the heart, and his brand new song, “I Hope You Miss Me” is no exception.
The breezy track was written to his promising young daughter, Loxley, from the tender and encouraging perspective of a proud dad. The Mobile, Alabama native co-wrote the tune with Shane McAnally, Sean Smalls, Sam Summer and Nick Ruth.
“I hope you’re living out by the ocean / That’s where you always you would go and / LA baby on Sunset Drivin’ / City of angels, you should fit right in,” Hayes sings on the heartfelt chorus to his talented girl, who he believes is bound for Hollywood in the future. “You want the part, baby, you’ll get it / Can’t to see your name in those credits / Hope you find yourself but selfishly / I hope you miss me.”
“To me the sounds of this song and the lyrics emotionally embody something my daughter, Loxley, told me one time when she was 4 years old—‘daddy you can hold me, but you can’t hold me forever—that’s what I hope ‘I Hope You Miss Me’ feels like,” shares Hayes.
“I Hope You Miss Me” marks the first new release of the year for Hayes. It serves as the follow-up to his previous feel-good single, “Trash My Heart,” as well as the emotional “Don’t Let Her.”
Listen to “I Hope You Miss Me” and other new country releases on our New Nashville playlist below!