Hayes makes the Watch list
Friday, April 12, 2013
– MTV/CMT/VH1 announced this morning that Hunter Hayes will take part in MTV's Artist to Watch Live series and campaign with a concert livestreamed on June 18 from New York's Webster Hall on MTV.com.
The show will coincide with the release of "Hunter Hayes (Encore)" that same day. Tickets for the show went on sale today.
Select performances will be made available for on-demand viewing on Artists.CMT.
In January, MTV first announced Artist to Watch, a new pro-artist and music discovery initiative and campaign across all of MTV's television channels, websites and social networks. Every two weeks, MTV selects and features a new Artist to Watch that spans genres including pop, EDM, hip hop and rock. Each artist is showcased across MTV's various television channels, websites and social networks through live performances, interviews, video rotation, song placements in shows and more.
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