HUNTER HAYES: Debut Album (ENCORE) And “I Want Crazy” Certified Platinum! (@HunterHayes)

HunterHayes_DLX_HIRES_zps1fce40e6Multiple GRAMMY nominated country star Hunter Hayes Atlantic Records’ self-titled debut album has been certified platinum by the RIAA the same week as his nearing No. 1 hit “I Want Crazy” reaches platinum certification. Hunter’s deluxe edition release Hunter Hayes (Encore) remains Top 5 on the sales charts and “I Want Crazy” has hit #1 on the iTunes country singles chart every week since its release. Prior to heading out this fall to headline the CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour, Hunter will be making his first trip overseas to Japan and Thailand for a string of promotion and performances with Jason Mraz at the Sonic Bang Festival in Bangkok on Aug 24 and at Studio Coast Tokyo on Aug 26, as well as performances with his own band at Tower Records Shibuya Aug 28 and at Tower Records Osaka Aug 29. For a special glimpse into Hunter’s live shows, check out Episode 41 of his weekly #ForTheLoveOfMusic series.

Multiple GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer who was nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards, including nods for his work as artist, songwriter, and producer. His critically acclaimed self-titled album has already garnered two No. 1 singles, selling more than six million singles to date while his current album Hunter Hayes (ENCORE) has been certified Platinum by the RIAA selling more than 1 million units in the US alone. His latest single, “I Want Crazy,” has sold more than 1 million copies has hit #1 on the iTunes country singles chart every week since its release. Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades. He has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently announced CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour this fall with 24 dates in 21 cities kicking off in Knoxville, Tenn. on October 10th. The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr. and most recently, Stevie Wonder. With over 6 million singles sold, Hunter Hayes holds the record for most digital singles sold from a debut country male artist.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.