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.