Multiple GRAMMY nominated country star Hunter Hayes is celebrating his third consecutive No.1 hit single off his platinum-selling debut album with “I Want Crazy” racing to the top of the Country Aircheck Mediabase chart this week. This comes on the heels of the hit single and his Atlantic Records’ self-titled debut album (ENCORE) both being certified platinum by the RIAA in the same week. Hunter also entertained fans this weekend at the Montana Fair with critics noting “From the moment Hayes slid across the stage in his white T-shirt, skinny jeans and sneakers, Rimrock Auto Arena was filled with young female voices screaming,” (Jaci Webb,Billings Gazette) and a turnout of fans that topped the previous night’s attendance.
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 three 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 #1 single, “I Want Crazy,” has sold more than 1 million copies and 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: 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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