Audio Malfunction During Walker Hayes’ Performance Crashes CBS Chiefs/Bengals Halftime Show

The Kansas City Chiefs welcomed Walker Hayes to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and the breakout star’s performance is one fans won’t soon forget. On Sunday afternoon (Jan. 30), during the AFC Championship matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the…

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Posted on January 30, 2022

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The Kansas City Chiefs welcomed Walker Hayes to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and the breakout star’s performance is one fans won’t soon forget.

On Sunday afternoon (Jan. 30), during the AFC Championship matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals, Hayes entire performance was drowning out the televised halftime conversation between commentators James Brown, Nate Burleson, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher.

It appears someone working for CBS failed to adjust the volume levels between the halftime performance and the analysts’ breakdown of the first half of the game. The commentators powered through but admitted they couldn’t hear each other as Hayes’ songs “Fancy Like” and “AA” blared over the speakers.

“I have no idea what you just said,” Esiason said to his colleagues.

Twitter erupted as fans joked about the situation.

“Know one thing. A producer is getting fired today…,” wrote one Twitter user while another shared,”Yikes, don’t think CBS realized how disruptive the Walker Hayes halftime show would be during *their* halftime show. Can’t hear a word.”

Hayes reacted to the audio snafu after Barstool Sports called it the “loudest halftime show in history.”

“@CBSSports thanks for having me,” Hayes wrote alongside the laughing crying emoji.

Unreal experience playing halftime today…big shout out to the @chiefs for having us💪

Posted by Walker Hayes on Sunday, January 30, 2022

Hayes’ halftime performance came just days after the release of his much-anticipated new project, Country Stuff The Album. The just-released album features 13 tracks, including his latest single, “AA.”

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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