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Remember Wade Hayes? I'd love your opinion on a new, powerful song!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 10/17/2012 1:44:00 PM

Country star Wade Hayes, who is best known for his 1990s hits 'Old Enough to Know Better' & 'On A Good Night' recently opened up to Billboard magazine about his diagnosis in December of 2011 of Stage IV Colon Cancer.

"I was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer," Hayes tells Billboard. "Stage four means it had become mobile and had spread throughout my body. When we found out how far the disease had spread, the initial diagnosis was that I had a one in sixteen chance of survival."

Thankfully, with advanced treatment that included surgery Wade is still with us to tell his story. "It was nothing short of a miracle," he says. "I thank God everyday that he saw fit to keep me around. Through a great team of surgeons at Vanderbilt in Nashville, they were able to get all of the cancer, which they had never considered going in. I heard they were high-fiving each other when they got done. It was a long surgery, and it was tough on me. But, I am currently cancer free. Obviously, it takes a long time to get over that, and there are a lot of secondary things and issues you have to deal with when you have cancer that severe."

Wade has also come back with a brand new song and a very personal one at that "Is It Already Time."  Needless to say, it's personal. "It's pretty amazing. This song just kind of wrote itself. It's about me getting diagnosed, and every word of the song is true. It describes everything that was going on at the time. There's the opening line, 'We'll know something Thursday.' That's what the doctor had said to me. I didn't know what to do with it when it was finished. It was just something that I therapeutically had to do. I played it for a couple of friends, and decided to do a little demo on it - just me and a couple of friends, and release it to raise awareness of getting tested early for colon cancer in partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance," he said.

I would love to know your take on this song!  Please give it a listen below and comment your thoughts!!

Credit: Billboard.com

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  1. MarkB_7163 posted on 10/17/2012 09:48 PM
    As a Stage III Colon Cancer survivor of 4 years now I can say Wade has captured the feelings in the first phases of diagnosis. Even after 4 years you still wait several days for cancer screening blood test results. But in this case no news is good news. There are many more cancer treatment experiences he could write about. Stay strong and keep going forward Wade. Good job and excellent song!
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