Being dropped from the record label, his struggles afterward and a life with six kids make up a large part of his personal Boom album. 1 question when you search the 'Don't Let Her' singer on Google, but fans also want to know if he's Mormon and if he has a beef with Kenny Cheney.
Hunter Easton Hayes (born September 9, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Hayes commercial success and his talent both as a songwriter and instrumentalist has prompted Billboard to call him the Leader of Country Music's Youth Revolution.
Hayes was born on September 9, 1991, at Learning Hospital in Break Bridge, Louisiana ; he is an only child. His parents both have Cajun ancestry, along with English, Scots-Irish, and German.
Hayes grew up singing songs in both English and French. At 4, he began making appearances locally and on national television, including Mary, Rosie O'Donnell Show, and the Nickelodeon game show Figure It Out, where he performed Jambalaya (On the Bayou) “.
American Songwriter writes that Hayes received his first guitar from actor Robert Duvall at age 6” At age 7, he was invited to perform for President Bill Clinton for a White House lawn party. At 13, he appeared on America's Most Talented Kids, a show hosted by Dave Courier ; he performed the hit Hank Williams song, Hey Good Looking' “.
At age 9, Hunter released his debut independent studio album Through My Eyes on October 8, 2000, under Suagartown Records and Louisiana Red Hot Records. He released several more independent albums: Make a Wish in 2001, Holidays with Hunter in 2003, Honoring our French Heritage in 2006, and Songs About Nothing in 2008.
Hayes appeared as the opening act of 10 dates of country star Taylor Swift's Speak Now World Tour throughout the summer of 2011 and concluded his leg of the tour in St. Louis, Missouri. His debut headlining tour was the Most Wanted Tour; the first leg of the tour began on October 8, 2011, in Beaumont, Texas, and ended on December 4, 2011, in San Bernardino, California.
American Songwriter quoted Hayes on the subject: “It is an absolute honor to be named an official Martin Ambassador and to be recognized by the Martin family.” Hayes's debut single, Storm Warning “, released to radio on May 16, 2011.
His self-titled major-label debut album was released on October 11, 2011. He co-wrote every song, played every instrument, and along with Dan Huff, produced the album.
Wanted “, the second single, was released to radio on March 5, 2012. On July 24, 2012, he appeared on the CBS's The Talk, where he was then given an RIAA Gold Certification plaque for “Wanted”.
Just shy of two months since “Wanted” went gold, the song was certified Platinum by RIAA on August 23, 2012. 1 single, making him the youngest solo male act to top Hot Country Songs, breaking the record set in 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez.
Twenty weeks after first appearing in the top spot and under a new chart format, “Wanted” returned to the top spot. The album's fourth single, I Want Crazy “, which is from the deluxe Encore edition, was released to country radio on April 7, 2013.
It peaked at number two on the Country Airplay chart in August 2013. Following it was Everybody's Got Somebody but Me “, a re-recording of a song from the original press of the album.
The re-recorded version features guest vocals from Jason MRA. Hunter was one of five country singers who won a CMT Artist of the Year award in 2013.
Hayes performed Invisible “, the lead single from his second album, at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. In an effort to promote his album and to raise awareness to end child hunger, Hunter broke the Guinness World Record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours, previously held by The Flaming Lips.
The album's second single, Tattoo released to country radio on June 16, 2014. On July 20, 2014, Hayes's self-titled debut album was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
Following that was Light Me Up “, another single from the deluxe version of his debut album, in 2015. On May 21, 2015, Hayes released 21 “, which was the title track for both his EP and third studio album, The 21 Project.
On November 2, 2016, Hayes performed with four holograms of himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live's after the CMA show. Hayes also appeared as a guest in a Nickelodeon show, Bella and the Bulldogs.
The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, were first held in 1966, honoring the industry's accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization.
The Academy's signature “hat” trophy was created in 1968. YearCategoryNominated WorkResult 2013 New Male Vocalist of the Year Hunter Hayes Nominated Single Record of the Year Wanted Nominated Song of the Year Nominated Video of the Year Nominated The American Country Awards is a country music awards show, entirely voted on by fans.
Created by the Fox Network, the awards honor country music artists in music, video, and touring categories. Hayes has won two awards from five nominations.
Year Category Nominee / work Result 2012 New Artist of the Year Hunter Hayes Nominated Single by a New Artist “ Wanted Won Music Video by a New Artist Won 2013 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Hunter Hayes Nominated Single by a Breakthrough “Somebody's Heartbreak” Nominated A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (PARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest.
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^ HUNTER HAYES TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ON ATLANTIC RECORDS OCTOBER 11 Archived February 20, 2012, at the Payback Machine. ^ Hunter's Interview And Performance On The Talk”.
^ “News : Hunter Hayes Interview: CMT Artists of the Year”. “News : Hunter Hayes Debuts “Invisible” on Grammys”.
^ Hunter Hayes Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in 24 hours”. Hunter Hayes on His New Album, 'Wild Blue': 'What This Record Did for Me Was Something Pretty Profound “.
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Hunter Hayes Sets Spring 2019 Closer to You Tour”. Hunter Hayes Drops New Single & Will Hit the Road for “Closer to You” Tour”.
Hunter Hayes to drop 'Wild Blue,' surprise album of heartbreak, turbulence”. HUNTER HAYES ANNOUNCES 'WILD BLUE' ALBUM, RELEASES TITLE TRACK ”.
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