Walker Hayes Teams Up With Carin Leon For Spanish “Fancy Like” Remix
After the huge success of “Fancy Like”, Walker Hayes celebrates his success with a new Spanish remix. Just in time for Amazon Music’s Country Music Month in October, Hayes teamed up with Carin Leon to reimagine “Fancy Like,” the genre’s first-ever collaboration. The song, which is now available, helps connect country music to regional Mexican music, something Amazon Music is celebrating with its “Whiskey & Tequila” playlist.
“Hearing my song sung in Spanish for the first time was pretty mind-blowing,” Hayes said in a press release. “Carin looks awesome, he has a lot of booty. Sounds good and I hope his fans will love what he came up with for ‘Fancy Like’.”
For his part, Leon said he was not sure that Mexican regional music would reach the Anglo market, let alone the country music market. “As a musician and also as a person, it means a lot to be one of the first to do this kind of collaboration,” said Leon. “As a musician, being able to do something like that refreshes what we’ve done, especially being able to collaborate with such a talented artist as Walker and his entire team. Going to Nashville, a city that’s home to country music, blows my mind. ‘mind; sometimes I feel like I need to be pinched to believe it a little. “
In a fun video, Hayes and Leon explore Nashville together, with Leon taking notes on what it’s like to be “Fancy Nashville”. He discovered the famous town style by testing cowboy boots, chunky buckle belts and all the different styles of hats, from the iconic cowboy hat to a simple baseball cap. Hayes and Leon even indulge in Nashville’s famous hot chicken, with Leon piling on the hot sauce. In the end, it is clear that the music is what brings the two artists together. “It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you look like or what you play,” says Leon. “As long as you play with the heart.”
Amazon Country Music Month will feature all new songs, live events and more for country lovers. In addition to Leon’s rendition of “Fancy Like,” fans will hear new exclusive Amazon Original songs from Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Kolby Cooper and Ryan Hurd – and even a virtual performance from Reba McEntire.
Emily Cohen, senior curator of country music at Amazon Music, said the company is “thrilled to know” that fans are streaming not only big country stars but also new and up-and-coming artists like Niko Moon and Gabby Barrett. “It was so exciting to find new ways to present them and their peers to new audiences around the world,” Cohen said.
Listen to “Fancy Like (Carin Leon Remix – Amazon Original)” here. The song tops Amazon’s “Whiskey & Tequila” playlist – which seamlessly connects regional Mexican and country music – which you can listen to here.