Born on August 19, 1969 in Vidor, Texas, American country music singer and songwriter Clay Walker scored a hit with his breakout single in 1993 "What's It to You<>", which shot to Number 1 on the Billboard<> Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. He had been discovered the previous year by Giant Records producer James Stroud who helped to steer the release of his self-titled debut album in 1993. Although "What's It to You" was written by Robert Ellis Orrall, its follow-up single "Live Until I Die" was written by Clay Walker and gave him his second Number 1 in 1994. He scored a hat-trick with 1994 chart-topping single "Dreaming with My Eyes Open", which was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1994 comedy-drama film The Thing Called Love. His second album, If I Could Make a Living, was also released in 1994 and generated two more chart-toppers in the title track and 1995's "This Woman and This Man". Another three albums arrived during the '90s, including 1999's gold-certified Live, Laugh, Love. He entered the new millennium with his sixth full-length effort, Say No More (2001), and continued to release albums throughout the '00s and 10s, including 2010's She Won't Be Lonely Long. He marked 2021 with the release of his eleventh studio album, Texas to Tennessee.