Clay Walker, country music star talks about his new album, battle with MS and family news

Clay Walker

Clay Walker has a lot to be grateful for.  He is about to release a new album, his family just welcomed a brand new baby boy and he has managed to thrive despite being diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) more than 20 years ago.

As it is National Family Caregivers Month, he wanted to express his personal gratitude towards his wife, Jessica, and family, friends and professionals who not only help him but to celebrate the unsung heroes who take care of other people every day.

Walker’s debut single “What’s It to You” reached Number One on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles in 1993.  He continued to achieve more success through his self-titled first album.  Over the past 20 years, he released eleven more hit albums.  He has had six number one singles in total so far including "Live Until I Die", Dreaming with My Eyes Open", "If I Could Make a Living," "This Woman and This Man" and "Rumor Has It."

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… 🙂 Who has their tree up already?? Listen at link in bio!

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Just a few years, Walker was diagnosed with MS.  After help from doctors, family and friends, he started fighting back against the disease and in 2003 he launched his own charity Band Against MS to help other people who are also afflicted.

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Clay Walker spoke with Michelle Tompkins for about his new album, his family and brand new baby, his story of battling MS from diagnosis to date, what is his trifecta for leading a happy life, the importance of National Family Caregivers Month, how he manages his disease while maintaining a busy tour schedule what he likes to do for fun and more.

See the who interview here.

For more information about Clay Walker visit this site and be sure to thank caretakers for National Family Caregivers Month,

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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