Walker Hayes released his first album in 2011, but was soon dropped by his record label.
Torn between chasing his dream of being an artist and providing for his wife and six kids, he took a job stocking shelves at Costco while still working on his music.
Today (Friday) he releases his new album, Boom, and his single "You Broke Up With Me" is climbing up the charts.
He has some advice for anyone trying to chase a dream.
"My advice would be do what you love and show your kids that if you're a father and you're struggling like that they will grow up I think better for it watching you chase a dream. That will inspire them more than you becoming somebody you don't want to be just for the sake of a dollar."
Walker and his wife Laney are expecting their seventh child.