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Hayes sets world record

Sunday, May 11, 2014 – Hunter Hayes set a Guinness world record early Saturday morning by playing the most concerts in a 24-hour period with 10.

Hayes, who just released "Storyline" on Tuesday, started his concert schedule on Friday morning in New York City on Good Morning America at about 8:30 a.m. and ended in Philadelphia at about 6 a.m. Saturday.

The day also marked Hayes bringing prominence to the cause of ending child hunger.

Hunter played 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours and broke the Flaming Lips world record of 8 shows in 24 hours. The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger, which was sponsored in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program, also hit Boston, Worcester, Mass., Providence, R.I., New London, Conn., New Haven, Conn., Stamford, Conn., South Orange, N.J., Asbury Park, N.J. and finale in Philadelphia.

“I cannot believe how much fun this whole day has been and that it's only been a day! 10 shows in 24 hours with the best fans in the world and a great cause with Child Hunger Ends Here," said Hunter. "I'm so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome."

Support acts included breakout country duo Dan + Shay, newcomer Charlie Worsham, country band The Railers and singer/songwriters Dean Alexander and Matt Sucich, with the official music playlist powered by The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver.

The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger" was also presented by TUDOR Watch U.S.A., Martin Guitar, Mercedes-Benz USA, Samsung Galaxy, Procter & Gamble, Glympse, Stop & Shop Supermarket and was produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG).

Hunter is a Martin Guitar ambassador and performed on a Martin OM-42 at each show, which fans can enter to win at www.hunterhayes.com through Tuesday, May 13.

Throughout the race, Hunter wore a TUDOR Heritage Chrono timepiece and upon conclusion, this special timepiece engraved with the official race logo will be auctioned on eBay from Saturday, May 10 through Saturday, May 17 to raise money for Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. TUDOR was the Official Timekeeper, Mercedes-Benz USA was the official car and Samsung Galaxy® was the official device and content partner of the 24 Hour Road Race. The new Samsung Galaxy S 5 was used throughout the tour to capture exclusive real-time photos and videos of the concerts and road trip and was published in real time via social media using the hashtag #HHRecordWeek.

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It's impossible to not be impressed with the variety Hunter Hayes has packed in his brief, seven-song "The 21 Project." The diminutive singer/songwriter proves himself to be the master of multiple song styles - even with such a short project. Each song is presented three times (studio, acoustic and live). Perhaps Hayes' greatest lyrical character trait is empathy, which he reveals again with "Where It All Begins," a track he both wrote and recorded with superstar »»»
Storyline CD review - Storyline
A few things changed since Hunter Hayes debuted in 2011, but the bottom line remains the same - Hayes has a syrupy smooth and sweet voice, but there's not a tremendous amount of depth there to his feel good material. Hayes struck it rich the first time out on his major label debut garnering 3 top 10 songs including "I Want Crazy." The Louisiana native also was a one-man band playing and singing all parts. That's not the case this time as he ceded CO-directorial control to Dann Huff. »»»
Encore (deluxe) CD review - Encore (deluxe)
Hunter Hayes rereleased his debut self-titled album with a few additional tracks and three rerecorded ones. In any other genre of music, the new songs would have simply been released as an EP, but for some inexplicable reason, country music seems to be reluctant to embrace that form. The 800,000 fans who already own the original may find it irritating to pay full price for 5 new songs. People who have not warmed up to Hayes maple syrup smooth voice and decidedly pop version of country probably »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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