With his first two singles reaching number one upon their release, Clay Walker immediately established himself as a commercial success. Unlike most of his new country contemporaries of the mid-'90s, he was able to sustain that success over a couple of years, racking up no less than five number one singles in the first three years of his career. Clay Walker (born August 19, 1969) was born and raised on a farm in Beaumont, TX, the hometown of George Jones. Walker fell in love with country music at an early age, when his father gave him a guitar when he was only nine years old.
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Clay Walker (born Ernest Clayton Walker, Jr., August 19, 1969 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American country music singer-songwriter. He made his debut in 1993 with the single "What's It to You", which reached Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, as did its follow-up, 1994's "Live Until I Die". Both singles were included on Walker's self-titled debut album, also released in 1993.
Throughout the 1990s, Walker produced a constant string of hit singles on the country music charts, interrupted briefly when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1996. Walker has since participated in several forms of charity to help combat the disease.
To date, Walker has released a total of ten albums, including a Greatest Hits package and an album of Christmas music. His first four studio albums all achieved RIAA platinum certification in the United States, while his Greatest Hits collection and fifth studio album were each certified gold. In addition, he has charted more than twenty-five singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including six Number One singles. His most recent album, titled Fall, was released in 2007 on Asylum-Curb Records.