Hunter Hayes to Headline the 2018 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon

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Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series will take place following the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Ascend Amphitheater at 7:00 p.m. TAMPA, Fla./NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2018) – On Saturday, April 28, 2018 the annual St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will continue its strong tradition of bringing fun to the run with great music at the core. The premier running event in Tennessee will entertain the masses with five-time GRAMMY© nominee Hunter Hayes taking the stage as the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Headliner at Ascend Amphitheater. The post-race concert, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night, will also feature country music newcomer Erin Kinsey as the opening act. Hunter Hayes is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his multi-Platinum, self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline. With three No. 1 singles under his belt, Hayes has tallied over 40 award nominations and wins including the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Country Artist in 2015 and the CMA Awards’ coveted New Artist of The Year trophy in 2012. Since the summer of 2014, Erin Kinsey and her band started making waves in Music City with appearances at CMA Fest in Nashville and the C2C Festival in London, as well as numerous acoustic performances at the legendary Blue Bird Café. Fans can expect big things from Erin Kinsey in 2018, as she is one of the up-and-coming country musicians not to be overlooked. “St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon, is a marquee event in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series©,” said Natalia Mendez, Race Director. “We are thrilled that Hunter Hayes will headline this year’s post-race concert at Ascend Amphitheater celebrating the many musical genres that Nashville is known for. We are sure that Hunter, and opener Erin Kinsey, will keep the party rocking for runners and spectators after the race.” The Ascend Amphitheater will be open exclusively to registered runners with friends and family having an opportunity to purchase tickets. The grass park adjacent to Ascend Amphitheater will have speakers and a jumbo screen, serving as overflow and an opportunity for the community to be part of the weekend as it will be open to the public. The musically themed road race is expected to attract more than 30,000 runners who will take on the 26.2 marathon, 13.1-mile half marathon or 5K courses, while 50 of Nashville’s best live bands perform on improved band stages along the route, interspersed with cheerleaders and themed water stations. Participants can move along to more music than ever with all new mile-markers that include speakers and race pacers who will be running with mobile speaker packs. During the marathon, thousands of St. Jude Heroes will run for a reason, hoping to raise more than $2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More than $10 million has been raised over the event’s seven-year partnership with Continue reading Hunter Hayes to Headline the 2018 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon

Hunter Hayes and Zappos Team Up For “Rescue” Charity

Hunter Hayes on Country Music News

Hunter Hayes released his first new music of 2017 today with the soaring and electric guitar-driven track “Rescue.” An artist who has always stressed the importance of helping others through the power of music, Hayes has also partnered with to create shoes that give back. “The Rescue Collection” is a limited line that features artwork inspired by the song’s accompanying music video, which is also available everywhere today. Hayes shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes look with Entertainment Tonight this morning and also went into in-depth detail about the song’s inspiration with The Washington Post. “I’ve always loved what music and charity organizations can do together, and I think the tie in with this song is undeniable,” said Hayes. “We’ve had the opportunity to work with so many awesome charities over the years and I realized that, to me, they are exactly that: rescues. They are places of refuge for so many people who need a friend to help them through something or to be there for them. We’ve seen the power of music in so many ways and I wanted ‘Rescue’ to be a song that we used for good.” All profits from “The Rescue Collection” will be donated to Zappos for Good, the charity team at  These limited edition shoes will be available during the holiday season and benefit a number of charitable initiatives including the CMA Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the Country Music Association that’s focused on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere, and Zappos’ annual Pawlidayz pet adoption drive. “We are thrilled about our partnership with Hunter and have been wowed by his sincere interest in helping the world to be a better place by using his music to inspire others. We are grateful to work with partners who share our values and commitment,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity at, known as Zappos for Good. The shoes will be available starting December 2017 exclusively on All shoes will be accompanied by a digital download code for “Rescue” and a personalized lyric sheet from Hayes. Until then, fans can see Hayes perform “Rescue” and other new music live on tour throughout the summer, with full dates and details below. Hunter Hayes Summer Tour Dates Jul 01 – Provo, UT – Stadium of Fire America’s Freedom Festival Jul 04 – Houston, TX – Freedom Over Texas Jul 14 – Choctaw, MS – 68th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair Jul 15 – Baton Rouge, LA – Dixie Landin’ Summer Concert Series Jul 25 – Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair Jul 27 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks Jul 28 – Shelbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage at Bayside Jul 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park Aug 11 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz Aug 12 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues Aug 17 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Aug 18 – Jordan, NY – Kegs Canalside Event Center Aug 19 – Webster, MA – Indian Ranch Amphitheatre Aug 25 – Toledo, Continue reading Hunter Hayes and Zappos Team Up For “Rescue” Charity

Hunter Hayes Stacks CMA Awards Week With Multiple Performances on National Television

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist tapped to perform the national anthem live on FOX during Game Six of the World Series on Tuesday, Nov. 1 prior to debuting his new single, “Yesterday’s Song,” on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, Nov. 2 NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – CMA Award-winning artist and five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes will be making several appearances on national television in the days leading up to the 50th Annual CMA Awards this week, kicking off last night with a lively duet with Jake Owen on ABC’s eighth annual pre-CMA Awards special All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts and continuing tonight, Nov. 1 with a performance of the national anthem during Game Six of the 2016 World Series airing at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. As previously announced, Hayes will also debut his new single, “Yesterday’s Song,” via a special hologram performance from the CMA Theater in Nashville on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 / 10:35 p.m. CT following the CMA Awards telecast on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Watch a clip of Hayes and Owen performing “Friends In Low Places” during last night’s television special here. Hayes is currently working on his third studio album for Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville and continues to perform select headlining dates across the country. For more information and the latest updates, visit or follow on Twitter/Instagram @HunterHayes and 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 double-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,” double-Platinum “I Want Crazy” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak”), and Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the innovative rollout of new music via streaming and digital platforms in 2015, culminating in the release of a special, three-disc collection dubbed The 21 Project. While recording for his forthcoming third full-length studio album, Hayes surprised fans by releasing three new songs via social media (“Yesterday’s Song,” “Amen” and “Young Blood”) and his new single, “Yesterday’s Song,” is currently available at digital retailers and Country radio.  

Hunter Hayes to release The 21 Project November 6th 2015

Hunter Hayes has been exploring different ways to share new music with fans throughout the summer, and on Friday, Nov. 6 the Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville artist will offer up his latest creation with the release of The 21 Project. Featuring three discs – one acoustic, one studio and one live – the special collection will showcase the life of seven songs through each variation. Tracks will include Hayes’ current Top 25-and-climbing single, “21,” as well as a brand new song, “I Mean You.” “This project has been a lot of fun for me, because it really brings the focus back to the music and shows how a song grows from its original form into something we play on stage,” said Hayes, who co-produced The 21 Project with Dann Huff. “We’re making our fall tour all about the music and connecting with fans in a closer setting, and just enjoying music together.” The 21 Project is available for pre-order now at 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 embark on his 21 Tour on October 22, playing a limited run of dates. The always-innovative entertainer collaborated with Spotify to help route his upcoming tour, targeting college markets with high densities of fans who stream Hayes’ music. Current dates for the 21 Tour include: 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. Friday, Nov. 6 – Notre Dame University – Notre Dame, Ind. Saturday, Nov. 7 – Illinois State University – Normal, Ill. Saturday, Nov. 14 – University of Oklahoma – Norman, Okla.


Hayes to headline a limited 21-city tour including shows on select college campuses across the U.S. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (August 7, 2015) – Hunter Hayes is always innovating ways to connect more deeply with his fans, whether it’s sharing experiences from the road via his weekly “For The Love Of Music” web series, inviting them to participate in his “Road Race” scavenger hunts prior to live shows, or finding different methods to share new music more often. This fall, Hayes will get up-close-and-personal with fans as he launches his 21 Tour, performing 21 special shows including college campus events across the U.S.. Specific tour dates and ticketing information will be announced in the coming weeks. “We’ve had such a great time touring this summer, and I can’t wait to get back out there this fall and see our fans in a close-up setting,” said Hayes. “We’re going to make it all about the music, with every night holding something unique only to that show.” Hayes, who is nominated for Teen Choice 2015’s Choice Country Artist and Choice Country Song with his current single “21,” is also featured today on Spotify’s The Drop. The Spotify campaign contains six songs and videos, including two brand new releases, “Saint Or A Sinner” and “Trouble With Love.” The anthemic “21” is already closing in on 21 million streams globally in less than nine weeks since its release and is the third most-played country track on Spotify. Find out more straight from the source!


CMT, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Palladia and CMT Canada band together to launch Hunter Hayes “21” Weekend as the video for Hayes’ hot new single premieres worldwide on Saturday, June 27 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 27, 2015) – Hunter Hayes is taking the world by storm with his anthemic new single, “21,” already racking up nearly 9 million streams and entering the Top 40 on Billboard country charts since the song debuted just weeks ago via streaming and digital services in what Billboard called “country’s biggest digital experiment to date.” Starting today, June 27, CMT is kicking off Hunter Hayes’ “21” across CMT Hot 20 and all platforms as the new music video for “21” makes its global premiere. Sister networks MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Palladia and CMT Canada are also joining in the weekend-long premiere before the video releases to all partners on Monday, June 29. Watch the video for “21” here. Find out more straight from the source!


Fall headlining tour to kick off Thursday, October 30 at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2014) – Following a sizzling performance on the TODAY Show’s Toyota® Concert Series this morning, four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes officially announced his fall headlining tour, the Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, set to kick off Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Penn. Warner Music Nashville labelmates Dan + Shay and The Railers will join Hayes as supporting acts for the tour, which will be produced by AEG Live/The Messina Group. During the TODAY Show performance, Hayes entertained the massive crowd gathered in the plaza with his current Top 30-and-climbing single “Tattoo” as well as the No. 1 smash hit “I Want Crazy” and moving fan favorite, “Invisible.” The multi-talented singer-songwriter surprised fans by sporting a fresh henna tattoo sleeve with emblems from each city on the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, and three henna artists circulated the crowd inking fans with the tour logo. On television, viewers across the nation also got to see the first-ever localized commercial spots for a concert tour that are synced with the popular music identification service, Shazam. “This tour is definitely going to be different than anything we’ve ever done before…and maybe anyone has ever done. It’s a lot of firsts not only for us, but even for the fans who have seen our show before,” said Hayes. “Every tour is all about the fans, but this one proves it. Not only are they going to be part of the show, they are the show…you’ll see what I mean!” In anticipation of the tour announcement, Hayes met up with Dan + Shay and The Railers at Safe House Tattoo Studio in Nashville, Tenn. To see what happened when the three acts got together, go to Find out more straight from the source!


Catch Hayes’ street-art-inspired music video on newly launched CMT Artists App and NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2014) – Multi-talented and multi-platinum recording artist Hunter Hayes is entering a new dimension with the fresh music video for his current single, “Tattoo,” premiering worldwide across CMT platforms and on more than 120 Clear Channel country station websites, along with the newly launched CMT Artists App for iPhone and Android today, July 28. Directed by Kristen Barlowe, the street-art-inspired piece brings “Tattoo” to life with animated graphics, graffiti art and of course, a beautiful brunette who plays the muse to Hayes’ energetic performance. Hayes has been dropping hints about the new video in the weeks leading up to the premiere, sharing exclusive sneak peeks with, Rolling Stone Country,, Perez Hilton, Taste of Country and Country Weekly. “With a song like ‘Tattoo,’ it’s a very visual thing,” Hayes told PEOPLE Country. “Lyrically, the goal is to bring you to a place where all these artistic elements of inspiration come to life around you. So, for the video, rather than just explain how a relationship can inspire you, we wanted to go beyond the expected and make a musically inspired moment jump out of a two-dimensional space.”   Find out more straight from the source!

Hunter Hayes Schedules Three Live Stream Shows

Hunter Hayes Plans Three Live Stream Shows with Country Financial Road Trips and Guitar Picks Concert Series. Hunter Hayes often goes out of his way to make sure that his fans can access him, and one way he does this is through live stream video events often via social media. He has three such live concerts coming up thanks to his partnership with Country Financial and their Road Trips and Guitar Picks concert series. “I’m really excited to partner with Country Financial for these live stream shows. The shows broadcast on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page are a fun way to hang with more of my fans as we’ll play some music, answer questions and talk about the stories behind the songs.” -Hunter Hayes The live shows will stream exclusively on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page on the following dates: March 18 9:00 p.m. EDT March 19 9:00 p.m. EDT March 22 8:00 p.m. EDT These live streams allow fans to watch Hayes’ performance in real time, submit questions to Hunter (which he may answer during the hour), and possibly win a free download.

Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice and Gary Allan Certified Platinum and Gold

Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice and Gary Allan Earn RIAA Certifications! Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice and Gary Allan all have something to be proud of! They have each reached an RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for their singles. Hunter’s very popular “Wanted” is officially double platinum, having sold over two million digital copies! Brice hit his third ever platinum milestone for the touching previous single “Love Like Crazy.” Gary Allan’s newest song “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Run)“, featured on his upcoming release Set You Free, has reached Gold status with over 500,000 digital copies sold! All three of the tunes are fantastic, and the success is well deserved! Hunter Hayes, “Wanted“. Lee Brice, “Love Like Crazy“. Gary Allan, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)“. Current Lee Brice Tour Dates and Tickets!