Clay Walker is a classic country singer who rose to fame in the early 1990s. His voice has long been considered one of the best in country music, and his performance of his hit song ‘Dreaming With My Eyes Open’ is pure 90s country.
Clay is seen wearing a black hat and a blue jean jacket. He gets off a bus and strums his guitar through the song’s first verse. Clay eventually hitches a ride with a pretty lady, and he jumps in the back of her pick-up and keeps singing.
As they drive through the scenic countryside, Clay sings, ‘Gonna do my dreaming with my eyes wide open. I’ll do my looking back with my eyes closed. We can do some living or spend our whole life hoping.’
There’s a nifty little guitar solo in the song’s midsection, and Clay ends up singing the final chorus to his newfound love from the pick-up truck. The song’s theme is about finding the right person to love.
Clay Walker had an interesting path to country stardom. His father gave him a guitar when he was nine years old. He entered talent competitions at the age of 15. His rise to fame happened by chance one night.
After leaving his shift as a desk clerk at a Super 8 Motel, Clay stopped by a local radio station and handed them a tape of a song he had written. The DJ told him the station’s policy prohibited playing self-submitted tapes, but he loved the song so much that he played it.
It turns out that DJ was right because Clay went on to produce four platinum albums and two gold. His songs have reached number one on the country charts multiple times. Clay is an American success story, and his music is beloved by country fans everywhere.