Country music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes has a bright future in the music industry. He released his self-titled debut album with Atlantic Records in 2011, and was recently nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Best New Album, Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Album in 2013. The now 22-year-old artist is the youngest country male artist ever to be nominated for Grammy Awards in those three categories. The album is a showcase of all Hunter’s talents, as he is responsible for not only the vocals and writing or co-writing of every song, and he also plays the over 30-instruments heard on the album. Celebrity Speaker Hunter’s debut album has sold over a million copies, earning him a platinum album rating from the Recording Industry Association of America. His second studio album, Storyline, featuring the hit single, Invisible, was released on May 6th, 2014.
At the young age of 4, Hunter performed a duet with country music legend Hank Williams Jr., something most country musicians never will get to have the pleasure of doing. At 7 he was invited to the White House to perform for then President Bill Clinton. He would eventually move to Nashville, Tennessee and sign his first contract with the record label Universal Music Publishing Group as a songwriter. His song “Storm Warning” helped him gained attention of some musical powers in Nashville and Hunter was signed on with Atlantic Records in 2010. He went on tour with Taylor Swift as the opening act the year his album debuted and followed that as the opening act for Rascal Flatts major 2012 tour. His songwriting talent was utilized by Rascal Flatts when he helped the band co-write the hit song “Play,” off their Nothing Like This album.
Hunter’s talent and debut album have generated many TV appearances including performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He performed at the 2012 CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, a special aired on ABC each year. His fame continues to grow as more and more people begin to discover Hunter’s unique and incredible talents.