Monroe, Mraz aid Hayes
Monday, April 8, 2013
– Details about Hunter Hayes' "Hunter Hayes (Encore)" disc out in June are being disclosed slowly with news today that Jason Mraz and Ashley Monroe will be on the release.
Today, he said "(Encore)" would include eight songs. Last week, Hayes announced the disc will drop June 18 with seven new and re-recorded songs. The new single is I Want Crazy, which he sang Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music awards show.
Hunter's current single, Somebody's Heartbreak, reached the top spot last week marking the second number one single off his debut release. He first hit the top with Wanted.
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