We adore Hunter Hayes here at BOON. Quite possibly one of the most talented artists in music today – Hayes is a multi instrumentalist as well as a singer/songwriter. It’s his live shows where I think Hunter’s true talents really lie and with C2C Festival just around the corner (March 8th,9th and 10th) we cannot wait to see him rock out some of his new tunes as well as his older ones. Even if you are not a fan of Hunter’s music, I highly recommend sticking around and watching his set if you are at C2C Festival this year. Songs such as I Want Crazy and Tattoo are songs that really had the potential to be a massive all-genre hit and his collaboration with Jason Mraz on his track Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me is simply brilliant and way beyond his years. Hunter may still be relatively young but his heartfelt lyrics have always been of a mature standard.
Throughout his career so far, Hunter has been nominated for a Grammy 5 times, released two albums and an EP, won two American Country Awards ( Single by a New Artists “Wanted”, Music Video by a New Artist “Wanted” ) a CMA award ( New Artist of the Year) and much more.
It has been quite a long time since we have had a new album from Hunter and although he has treated us with the odd song release over the last few years, we can’t wait for a new album and hope it is soon.
Today, (February 15th) Hunter releases his music video for Heartbreak. Directed by Colin Duffy, Hayes optimistically relives the day over and over again to get one step closer to his true love. The broadcast video premiered exclusively on Viacom channels (CMT and MTV), including airings on Times Square billboards in New York City. “Heartbreak” has already received praise from Rolling Stone, People and more, with Paste describing it as “a love-song’s curveball at the traditional breakup narrative.”
Hunter Hayes returns to the C2C Festival stage this March and we have no doubt that he will completely rock out the joint.
March 2nd – Verti Music Hall, Berlin (C2C)
March 5th – Melkweg, Amsterdam
March 8th – 3Arena, Dublin (C2C)
March 9th – O2 Arena, London (C2C)
March 10th – SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow (C2C)
The multi-genre superstar also recently announced his headlining Closer To You tour, with tickets on sale beginning today. The 20-date run will kick off in April and will wrap up in June, making stops in major markets including Chicago, Los Angeles, and more.
About Hunter Hayes
The Louisiana native has achieved over 1 billion on-demand career streams globally and three chart-topping singles, including his 5x multi-platinum crossover single “Wanted,” which received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance in 2013. The massive crossover hit, featured on his 2x multi-platinum debut album Hunter Hayes, is well beyond 120 million streams on Spotify alone and became his first No. 1 single on the country airplay charts; solidifying him as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. The self-titled debut has accumulated over half a billion on-demand streams in the US alone and also includes the platinum-certified No. 1 “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” the 2x multi-platinum “I Want Crazy” and the gold-certified singles “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “Storm Warning.”
More info at https://www.hunterhayes.com
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