- January 10, 2019
Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’sthat kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God-given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including such additional chart toppers as “Dreamingwith my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.” He’sscored four platinum-selling albums, signifying sales of a million units, and two gold albums, discs that sold over 500,0000 units. It’s an impressive feat, made even more special because Walker wasdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996. “If you’d asked me when I was diagnosed that first day if I would still be alive, I would have said ‘No’ because that’s what the doctor’s said,” he admits. “Here I am,and actually I’m probably healthier than I was [when I was diagnosed.]” Clay set his mind to overcomethe obstacles MS set before him. Since then, he has founded Band Against MS (BAMS) to fight the disease and has raised upwards of $2,000,000 for the cause. In addition to founding Band Against MS, Clay’s compassion for the men and women who served in the armed forces has led him to co-
found Military Warriors Support Foundation (MilitaryWarriors.org) and serve the people who serve our county on a personal level, awarding mortgage-free homes to wounded heroes injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The homes are for families who have severe and/or unique circumstances dues to their injuries received while serving our country. In addition to the home, the families will receive 3 years of family and financial mentoring. After more than a decade in the national spotlight, Clay Walker believes the best is yet to come.