Late Wednesday night following the CMT Awards, Walker Hays posted a solemn message on his social media accounts explaining that he and his wife, Laney, lost their newborn child.
"It is with great sadness that Laney and I share with you the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in heaven. Thank you for honoring our privacy as we grieve."
In mourning, Walker has cancelled his upcoming appearances so he can spend time with Laney and their children.
Oakleigh was the couple's seventh child.