Wade Hayes, a country music artist and cancer survivor, has partnered with Franklin High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America to spread community awareness about colon cancer. He will share both his story and his music which are designed to leave the audience inspired to live life to the fullest. Showtime is set for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, and tickets are $15 each.
Wade Hayes was inspired to become a country music artist by his dad, Don Hayes, who was a professional country musician himself. Hayes landed his first record contract when he was 11 years old, but his life took a different direction and he began to focus on other things. In later years, he joined his father’s band and in 1991, after seeing Ricky Staggs perform on the Country Music Association Awards, he decided to pursue a music career again. He moved to Nashville, Tenn., and signed a record deal in 1994.