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Red Dirt Country Artist Hayden Haddock Releases Debut Album “First Rodeo”

Rising Red Dirt singer-songwriter Hayden Haddock is kicking off 2019 with the release of his debut album, First Rodeo. With 3-time Grammy award-winning producer Tre Nagella (Blake Shelton, Lady Gaga, Kirk Franklin) at the helm, the 7-track album features 3 songs co-penned by Haddock and the lead-off single, “She Don’t Know It Yet.” Since its release, First Rodeo has amassed more than 50K streams on Spotify with a monthly listenership of more than 22K. First Rodeo is now available on iTunes HERE, Spotify HERE and all other digital retailers.  

The Texas A&M sophomore who has shared the stage with Whiskey Myers, Casey Donahew, Cory Morrow and the Eli Young Band, performs every weekend in Texas and surrounding states. The hardworking, 19-year-old artist also has multiple TV appearances under his belt including ABC Dallas’ Good Morning Texas, CBS Austin’s We Are AustinColorado’s Good Morning VailLas Vegas’ MORE FOX5 and CBS Bryan-College Station’s Free Music Friday

First Rodeo Track Listing“First Rodeo” | Written By: Hayden Haddock, Parker Sheets“She Don’t Know It Yet” | Written By: “Everywhere I Need To Be” | Written By: Hayden Haddock, Parker Sheets“More Than Enough” | Written By: Ben Tyler Johnson“Road To Dallas” | Written By: Dusty Tanner, Patrick Sullivan “Leave It All On The Floor” | Written By: Hayden Haddock, Parker Sheets “Don’t Bother Calling” | Written By: Ben Tyler Johnson Haddock’s road to pursuing music was not the traditional one. At a young age, Haddock discovered his love for music, but it was not until he attended an Eric Church concert at the age of 14, that he decided to pick up a guitar. Haddock continued to write songs and play guitar throughout his teen years and was accepted into the prestigious Texas A&M University as a Construction Science major. After performing a song in the confines of his college dorm for his roommates, one friend secretly captured it on video, uploaded it to YouTube and shared it with their peers. The overwhelming response to the video made Haddock decide it was time to pursue a career in country music. Since that time, Haddock has put his head down and focused on songwriting and playing acoustic shows anywhere he can to hone his craft. 

Haddock’s musical influences are deeply rooted in his home state of Texas by artists such as George Strait, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Jon Pardi, and Eric Church.  Some may be surprised to find out that Hayden is only 19-years-old as he has a musical instinct well beyond his years. Having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age, Haddock works with several organizations to help spread awareness of the disease and will be a featured panelist during JDRF’s 2019 Type One Nation Summit at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX. This might be the “First Rodeo” for Haddock, but it will surely not be his last. 


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