HUNTER HAYES PREPARES TO LAUNCH CMA AWARDS WEEK WITH HIS SECOND ANNUAL FREE, OUTDOOR CONCERT ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:00am
Nashville show will kick off a packed week of events leading up to the November 6 release of Hayes’ The 21 Project
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2015) – CMA Award-winning artist and five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is bringing his hits and new music to the streets of downtown Nashville with his second annual free concert on Monday, Nov. 2, once again kicking off an event-packed CMA Awards week that will culminate with the release of his latest collection, The 21 Project, on Friday, Nov. 6. Featuring a performance by Hayes and special guests to be announced, portions of the show will be taped to air as part of a live broadcast during the CMA Awards red carpet coverage on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
 
Doors for the late night jam will open at 9:00 p.m. outside of Bridgestone Arena and the show is set to begin at 10:30 p.m.
 
Fans will get to hear new music from Hayes’ latest collection, The 21 Project, before it hits shelves on November 6. Featuring seven songs -- including his current Top 25 single “21” -- the limited edition, three-disc set explores the life of each track through their progression from acoustic, to studio, to live tour recordings. Hayes produced the project with longtime collaborator, Dann Huff.
 
The 21 Project is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/HH21ProjectPR with a track listing as follows:
 
1.“21” (Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley, Hunter Hayes)
2.“Young And In Love” (Hunter Hayes, Dan Omelio, Dave Barnes)
3.“Saint Or A Sinner” (Hunter Hayes, Lori McKenna, Barry Dean)
4.“Where It All Begins (feat. Lady Antebellum)” (Hunter Hayes, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott)
5.“Suitcase” (Hunter Hayes, Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman)
6.“The Trouble With Love” (Lori McKenna, Hunter Hayes)
7.“I Mean You” (Hunter Hayes, Jimmy Robbins, Ashley Gorley)
 
Hayes will launch the first leg of his 21 Tour at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. this Thursday, Oct. 22. The tour, which the innovative entertainer routed with the help of Spotify to target college markets with high densities of fans who are streaming his music, will visit the following cities with more to be announced:
 
Thursday, Oct. 22 – Western Carolina University – Cullowhee, N.C.
Friday, Oct. 23 – Kent State University – Kent, Ohio
Saturday, Oct. 24 – West Point Eisenhower Hall Theater – Highland Falls, N.Y.
Thursday, Oct. 29 – Purdue University – West Lafayette, Ind.
Friday, Oct. 30 – Aebersold Recreation Center at Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock, Pa.
Thursday, Nov. 5 – Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, Ky.
Saturday, Nov. 7 – Illinois State University – Normal, Ill.
Saturday, Nov. 14 – University of Oklahoma – Norman, Okla.
 
ABOUT HUNTER HAYES 
Hailed as a "country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making" by the Los Angeles Times, five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline, on Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville. With three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and “I Want Crazy”), Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the streaming and digital release of his latest single “21,” which is currently in the Top 25 at country radio and the most-streamed country song on Spotify. He will launch his limited-city 21 Tour this fall before releasing a special three-disc collection of new music dubbed The 21 Project on November 6. For the latest updates, visit www.hunterhayes.com or follow on Twitter/Instagram @HunterHayes and www.Facebook.com/HunterHayes.
 
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