It's been a long-hard journey for one music superstar, and he celebrated the huge accomplishment at his sold-out show in Cedar Rapids.

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On Friday, October 21st, Walker Hayes brought his 'Glad You're Here' tour to Eastern Iowa. The singer had AMA nominees Parmalee open the show.

"I wish I had as many hits as they do," the dad of six said.

Kerri Mac
Kerri Mac

There is a whole lot of love to go around on this tour. The lead singer of Parmalee Matt Thomas had nothing but nice things to say about Hayes.

"The crowds have been packed out every night..." Thomas said, "Walker is a great dude. It's been fun meeting his family. Everyone's just been walking around dancing."

You can read more about their performance in Cedar Rapids here.

Kerri Mac OCT 2022
Kerri Mac OCT 2022

Walker Hayes opened up with fans about his battles with addiction. Before performing an unreleased song, the singer told the crowd at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse that this October was his "seven-year sober birthday."

The 'Fancy Like' singer has never shied away from talking about his struggle with alcoholism.  He has written multiple songs about the challenges of sobriety. Some of them are more somber like 'Beer in the Fridge' and others are a bit lighthearted like his mega-hit 'AA'

During the show, the Alabama native said that he didn't just have a problem with booze, he has an addictive personality.

"Pretty much anything I touch, I can turn it into an addiction," Hayes explained.

Whether it be whiskey or working out or even writing songs, he knows that his issues stem from something a bit deeper than just overindulging in alcohol.

The singer performed a new song that captures his struggles with addiction called 'Same Drunk.' If you've ever felt like you're struggling with some sort of addiction, this song perfectly describes it...

Here are some of the lyrics.

"Daddy's hooked on cutting the's hooked on smoking some...

Same drunk...different beer...trying to cope with all the crazy down here!"

You can check out a snippet of the song that he performed in Cedar Rapids down below!

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