was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 19, 1969. is an American country music singer. He fell in love with music at age 9, and after graduating high school, he pursued a full-time music career.
He eventually became the house singer at the Neon Armadillo Bar in Beaumont, where he was discovered by producer James Stroud. Stroud helped Walker get a contract with Giant Records, and they began working on Walker's debut album.
The self-titled album Clay Walker was released in 1993. It contained the #1 hit singles
"What's It to You", "Live Until I Die" and
"Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open".
In 1994, Walker's second album, If I Could Make a Living, was released. It contained the #1 hit title track, as well as top-ten hit
"This Woman and This Man".
Walker's third album, Hypnotize the Moon, was released in 1995.
This featured the #2 hit "Who Needs You
Baby", as well as the top-5 title track, another top 10 hit called
"Only On Days That End In 'Y'".
He is the only artist to have one of his songs included five
years consecutively in Billboard’s year-end Top 10 Country list.
In 1996, Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. While
this was shocking news indeed, Clay Walker was determined to make music and perform concerts no matter what happened to him.
And, he did. He continued to release an album every year,
including 1997's Rumor Has It. The title track went to No.
1, "Watch This" and "Then
What" were Top 5 hits.
Walker's Greatest Hits was released in 98, featuring all of his hit singles, plus two new hit songs,
"You're Beginning to Get to Me", and
"Ordinary People". Walker's last Giant Records album,
Live, Laugh, Love, came in 1999, featuring the #3 hit "Chain of
Love", plus the #11 title track, as well as the #16 "She's Always
Walker then recorded an album for Warner Brothers., Say No More,
which was released in 2001 and went gold. Switching to RCA,
he released A Few Questions in 2003. It included the To 10 title track, plus another
Top 10, "I Can't Sleep".