Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1993 Clay Walker earned his first #1 single in Billboard with "What's It To You"?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Clay Walker.

  • Ernest Clayton Walker Jr. was born on August 19, 1969 in Beaumont, Texas to Ernest and Danna Walker. He is the oldest of five children.
  • He worked as nighttime desk clerk at a Super 8 Motel and at a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company plant before he made it big.
  • He once stopped at a local radio station to deliver a tape of a song that he had written. Although the morning disc jockey told him that the station's policies prohibited playing self-submitted tapes, he played Walker's song and said that it was "too good to pass up."
  • In 1996 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
  • In 2002, he wrote and recorded a song for the National Football League's expansion team, the Houston Texans. Titled "Football Time in Houston," the song was used as the team's official fight song during its inaugural season.