Ernest Clayton Walker Jr, also known as Clay Walker, got his first guitar when he was a 9-year-old boy. Within 10 years, he started touring as a musician and eventually settled to work with James Stroud of Giant Records.
Whenever anyone talks about the hit makers of the 90s, Clay Walker stands out as a singer who always delivers powerful, authentic, and engaging songs. His flawless voice, cowboy charm, and realistic story-telling skills make Walker a triple-treat who still delights his fans.
Recently, one of his timeless tracks, “The Chain of Love,” from his album, Live, Laugh, Love, gained numerous online followers. This was because the song’s theme coincides with the Christmas spirit of helping others.
“The Chain of Love” has a touching storyline where several characters focus on creating a “chain of love” and watching it come to a full circle. The song’s lead character, Joe, helps a senior lady change her car’s flat tire.
The gentle lady tells Joe that many cars have passed, but none stopped to help her. She asks him how much she owes him, to which Joe responds, “You don’t owe me a thing / I’ve been there too /, And someone once helped me out / Just the way I’m helping you / If you really wanna pay me back / Here’s what you do / Don’t let the chain of love end with you.”
The senior lady goes to a gloomy restaurant to grab something to eat. She finds an almost 8-months-pregnant waitress serving her whole-heartedly, even when she is in so much pain. She leaves a $100 bill for her as she slips right out the door. She leaves a note for the waitress, repeating the exact words Joe had told her.
As the waitress goes home that night, she lies beside her husband, kisses him, and whispers softly, “Everything’s gonna be alright; I love you, Joe.” The story shows the ripple effect of doing a good deed or helping others. This song has a beautiful melody and teaches a lesson you can take with you for the rest of your life.