An accomplished country music artist, Clay Walker, has enjoyed a successful career that spans over 30 years. With numerous studio albums, a Christmas album, and a greatest hits package under his belt, he has charted over 30 singles on Hot Country Songs, six of which have claimed the number-one spot.
Despite his busy schedule, Walker has always prioritized his family. He and his wife, Jessica Craig, are now expecting their sixth child, prompting a closer look at Craig, their romantic journey, and their growing family.
Who Is Clay Walker’s Wife?
Previously married to rodeo queen Lori Jayne Lampson, Clay Walker is the father of two daughters, MaClay DaLayne and Skylor ClayAnne. However, in 2005, while still married to Lampson, Walker met Jessica Craig at the 39th Annual CMA Awards in New York, and the two immediately hit it off. They began dating shortly after, and in November 2006, Walker proposed to Craig in a grand gesture on the steps of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas. The proposal included a horse-drawn carriage ride and a quartet singing “Edelweiss.” Craig’s parents and Walker’s two children were also present to witness the proposal.
The couple got married in September 2007 in a lavish ceremony in New Orleans, surrounded by their families and close friends. The Spanish Plaza was the venue for the exchanging of vows, followed by a reception at the Windsor Court Hotel. Walker’s son William served as a groomsman, while his daughter Skylor was one of the bridesmaids.
Meet Clay Walker and Jessica Craig’s Children
Clay Walker and Jessica Craig have five children together, consisting of three sons, Elijah Craig, William Clayton, and Ezra Stephen, and two daughters, Mary-Elizabeth and Christiaan. The couple recently announced that they are expecting their sixth child, a daughter, due in the fall. Walker expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming addition to their family, emphasizing his gratitude to God. With five kids already, the Walker household is bound to be an active and joyful place.
In his music, Walker has shown a deep appreciation for his family, with songs such as “She Likes It in the Morning” and “Fore She Was Mama” inspired by them. In an interview with The Boot, he acknowledged that his family is his greatest accomplishment, stating his thankfulness for his wife, children, and overall well-being.
A Look Into Clay Walker’s Career
Throughout his career, Clay Walker has released a total of eleven studio albums, a Christmas album, and a greatest hits compilation. His initial four studio albums all achieved platinum certification in the US, while his fifth studio album and greatest hits collection both attained gold certification.
In July 2021, Walker unveiled his latest album, Texas To Tennessee, via Toby Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville. The album includes an assortment of lively and introspective tracks that exhibit his skills as both a songwriter and performer.
In a discussion with Sounds Like Nashville, Walker explained the inspiration behind his album: “I’ve always enjoyed the entire process of making music, from composing to recording to performing. I believe that the songs are the stars and wanted to present some excellent tracks on this album. It has a mix of classic country sounds with a contemporary twist, and I’m extremely satisfied with the result.”
Walker’s comeback to country radio with Texas To Tennessee has been eagerly anticipated by his fans, who are overjoyed to hear new music from the artist.