Rising Red Dirt singer-songwriterÂ Hayden HaddockÂ is kicking off 2019 with theÂ release of his debut album,Â First Rodeo.Â WithÂ 3-time Grammy award-winning producerÂ Tre NagellaÂ (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, â€œShe Donâ€™t Know It Yet.â€ Since its release,Â First RodeoÂ has amassed more thanÂ 50K streamsÂ onÂ SpotifyÂ with aÂ monthly listenership of more than 22K.Â First RodeoÂ is now available onÂ iTunesÂ HERE, SpotifyÂ HEREÂ 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 includingÂ ABC Dallasâ€™Â Good Morning Texas,Â CBS Austinâ€™sÂ We Are Austin,Â Coloradoâ€™sÂ Good Morning Vail,Â Las Vegasâ€™Â MORE FOX5Â and CBS Bryan-College Stationâ€™sÂ Free Music Friday.
First Rodeo Track Listing
- â€œFirst Rodeoâ€ | Written By: Hayden Haddock, Parker Sheets
- â€œShe Donâ€™t Know It Yetâ€ | Written By:
- â€œEverywhere I Need To Beâ€ | Written By: Hayden Haddock, Parker Sheets
- â€œMore Than Enoughâ€ | Written By: Ben Tyler Johnson
- â€œRoad To Dallasâ€ | Written By: Dusty Tanner, Patrick Sullivan
- Â â€œLeave It All On The Floorâ€ | Written By: Hayden Haddock, Parker Sheets
- Â â€œDonâ€™t Bother Callingâ€ | Written By: Ben Tyler Johnson
Haddockâ€™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 collegeÂ dorm for his roommates, one friend secretly captured it on video, uploaded it to YouTube and sharedÂ 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.
Haddockâ€™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.Â Â 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 JDRFâ€™s 2019 Type One Nation Summit at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX. This might be the â€œFirst Rodeoâ€ for Haddock, but it will surely not be his last.