Upstart Hayden Hilliard is a Fort Worth native but resides in a small north texas town called Justin. His love for music started at a young age when he was introduced to the Texas Red Dirt Scene with artist like: Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Jinks, Brandon Rhyder, Daryl Dodd, Stoney Larue and many more.
He has been playing guitar and singing for just under 2 years and is all self taught. Hayden has a full band and is currently searching for more full band gigs.
He played his first open mic in early 2020 and he hasn’t looked back since, in this short amount of time Hayden has gained quiet a bit of success. He has been nominated for the Texas Country Music Association’s (18 & under New emerging artist of the year) and will be on the Red Carpet at Billy Bobs in November. He also just released his second single “Better Off Dead” a mysterious head banger sounding tune perfect for the spookiness of Halloween season, and just a great song in general.
His First single titled “Indian Woman” is about Hayden’s brother whom he lost at birth. He wrote this song with the Indian woman representing his brother spirit and how he is always with him. Indian Woman has accumulated over 27,000 streams and made it on the Texas music Spotify chart at #38. We are approaching the one year anniversary of the song on October 22nd.
Hayden’s journey is freshly cut and he’s got a long one to go, support him by following his social media or catching a live show.
Here is how to find Hayden Hilliard and his music