We're all familiar with Amarillo's Hayden Pedigo. He's the ultra talented, mega creative guy that ran for office with a tape measure and wound up being the subject of a documentary. He recently resurfaced in my life thanks to my Spotify account.

Hayden Has A New Album Out...

In case you hadn't heard. Also, if you've never checked out the sonic styles of Mr. Pedigo; you should.

The name of the album is Letting Go. You can find it pretty much on all of the familiar outlets where you would expect to get your music from.

I knew all of this though, thanks in part to Rolling Stone.

What Shocked Me Regarding Hayden's New Album...

...is when it hit my ears. While I'm standing in the kitchen doing dishes, speakers in the living room on full blast, I hear an instrumental that grabs my attention. I check to see who the artist is, and lo-and-behold it's Hayden.

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The playlist I was listening to is the Cosmic Country playlist on Spotify. While my morning show is on a station that plays Dua Lipa, at home I'm a fan of folks like Gram Parsons, Colter Wall, Emmylou Harris, and Townes Van Zandt. I have a soft spot in my heart for artists like Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, and Guy Clark.

I say all that to emphasize exactly why I was so pleasantly surprised to see Amarillo's "Kid Candidate" on my Cosmic Country playlist. That's some real impressive company Hayden has found himself in.

Now, I'm A Fan

I've enjoyed Hayden's hi-jinks, shenanigans, stunts, art...whatever you want to call what Hayden does. I had never looked too far into his music catalog though.

I knew he did instrumentals and ambient music, and those usually aren't my "thing." However, given the context I discovered his new album in, I'm now a fan of that too.

You can check out Hayden's album here.

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