Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 3:15pm

Multi-platinum selling Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville recording artist Hunter Hayes makes a passionate return to country radio with “Heartbreak” positioned as third most added song in its first week. As his first official single since 2016, “Heartbreak” impacted radio on Monday (3/25), having already reached nearly 6 million on-demand streams since January.

The unexpectedly optimistic track has already received praise from Rolling Stone and People, with Paste describing it as “a love-song’s curveball at the traditional breakup narrative.” Hayes’ anthem is set to inspire and motivate listeners to enjoy the journey of searching for a soulmate instead of suffering through it.

“‘Heartbreak’ going out to country radio is such an overwhelming thrill for me and something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” says Hayes. “This song is dedicated to the optimistic people who have been made better by all of their crazy past experiences. I couldn’t think of a better song to introduce the story of this album and I’m so excited for the world to hear what we’ve been working on. Can’t wait to sing it with the coolest fans in the world on tour!”

On the heels of his return to C2C (Country to Country) Festival earlier this month, the five-time GRAMMY© nominee also recently announced his headlining Closer To You Tour, which kicks off April 18 in Atlanta, Ga. Tickets are on sale now at The 20-date run will extend into June, making stops across the country including Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/18 - Atlanta, Ga. - Buckhead Theatre
4/25 - Grand Rapids, Mich. - The Intersection
4/26 - Chicago, Ill. - Joe's Live
4/27 - Royal Oak, Mich. - Royal Oak Music Theatre
5/2 - Madison, Wis. - The Sylvee
5/3 - Rockford, Ill. - Coronado Performing Arts Center
5/4 - Milwaukee, Wis. - Eagles Ballroom
5/9 - Silver Spring, Md. - The Fillmore Silver Spring
5/10 - Philadelphia, Pa. - The Fillmore Philly
5/11 - Columbus, Ohio - Express Live!
5/16 - Kansas City, Mo. - Midland Theatre
5/17 - Denver, Colo. - Ogden Theatre
5/18 - Grand Junction, Colo. - Avalon Theater
5/21 - Tucson, Ariz. - Rialto Theatre
5/23 - San Francisco, Calif. - Regency Ballroom
5/24 - Anaheim, Calif. - House of Blues Anaheim
5/25 - Los Angeles, Calif. - The Fonda Theatre
5/30 - Cleveland, Ohio - The Agora Ballroom
5/31 - Lexington, Ky. - Manchester Music Hall
6/1 - Cincinnati, Ohio - Bogart's

About Hunter Hayes
The Louisiana native has achieved over 1 billion on-demand career streams globally and three chart-topping singles, including his 5x multi-Platinum crossover single “Wanted,” which received a GRAMMY© nomination for Best Country Solo Performance. The massive crossover hit, featured on his 2x multi-Platinum debut album Hunter Hayes, is well beyond 120 million streams on Spotify alone and became his first No. 1 single on the Country Airplay charts; solidifying him as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. The self-titled debut has accumulated over half a billion on-demand streams in the U.S. alone and also includes the Platinum-certified No. 1 “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” the 2x multi-Platinum “I Want Crazy” and the Gold-certified singles “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “Storm Warning.” In 2018, Hayes also released the unflinchingly honest and introspective song “Dear God,” which has amassed over 23 million streams globally. With Rolling Stone calling it an “anthem for the anxious,” Taste of Country also declared: “leave it to Hunter Hayes to release a song that speaks the truth.” 2019 marks the release of his latest single “Heartbreak,” and the launch of his Closer To You 20-date headlining tour.