Performing live at Jack's Upstairs.
Red Dirt Country singer-songwriter Hayden Haddock’s road to pursuing music was not the traditional one. At a young age, Haddock discovered his love for music, but it was not until he attended an Eric Church concert at the age of 14, that he decided to pick up a guitar. Haddock continued to write songs and play guitar throughout his teen years and was accepted into the prestigious Texas A&M University as a Construction Science major. After performing a song in the confines of his college dorm for his roommates, one friend secretly captured it on video, uploaded it to YouTube and shared it with their peers. Since that time, Haddock has put his head down and focused on songwriting and playing shows as often as he can to hone his craft. The hardworking artist’s debut album, First Rodeo, is a strong introduction of his music onto the red dirt scene. With 3-time Grammy award-winning producer Tre Nagella (Blake Shelton, Lady Gaga, Kirk Franklin) at the helm, the 7-track album features 3 songs co-penned by Haddock and the lead-off single, “She Don’t Know It Yet.” Since its release, First Rodeo has amassed more than 110K streams on Spotify with a monthly listenership of more than 35K. Haddock now performs every weekend around Texas, recently performed several shows at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and has multiple TV appearances under his belt including ABC Dallas’ Good Morning Texas, CBS Austin’s We Are Austin, Las Vegas’ MORE FOX5, Colorado's Good Morning Vail and CBS Bryan-College Station’s Free Music Friday. Haddock has also shared the stage with Whiskey Myers, Casey Donahew, Cory Morrow and the Eli Young Band. Having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age, Haddock works with several organizations to help spread awareness of the disease and is slated to be a featured panelist at the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation’s 2019 Summit. This might be the “First Rodeo” for Haddock, but it will surely not be his last.