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Hunter Hayes Shares 'The Masked Singer' Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

Hunter Hayes Shares 'The Masked Singer' Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

Hunter Hayes is dishing about his time on The Masked Singer!

The 28-year-old “I Want Crazy” singer was revealed to be behind the Astronaut mask on Wednesday (April 29) night’s episode of the singing show.

Hunter spoke about what goes on backstage and how the artists communicate with each other.

“Everything was so wild and strange. It’s all weird! Every step of it is bizarre, even if you want to make friends with other cast members, you can’t until you leave the show,” he told Us Weekly. “I never saw the stage or any of the spaces I worked in, until the last day. It was so strange.”

“I’m standing backstage with the super nine — this 9-foot tall tiger and all these other characters. I wanted to talk to them, but couldn’t,” Hunter added. “There’s a lot of cryptic code sign language and fist bumps. Those were our interactions!”

Hunter also shared on who he was inspired by and who he’s rooting for to win.

“I was so inspired by JoJo Siwa’s energy and she’s had such a wild career and such a great spirit and I can’t wait to see what’s next for her,” he said.

“We just got to be friends even in the masks. I think our connection was that it didn’t feel like a competition,” Hunter added about the Turtle. “It was about being there in the performance and Turtle and I were put in these competitive situations, but we weren’t out to get each other. We really both just love what we do and we got along so great!”

Hunter Hayes & Cassadee Pope Join 'Nashville' Stars at 'Bluebird' Documentary Screening

Hunter Hayes & Cassadee Pope Join 'Nashville' Stars at 'Bluebird' Documentary Screening

Hunter Hayes wears a bright blue jacket while attending a screening of the new documentary Bluebird on Tuesday (October 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 28-year-old singer was joined by cute couple Cassadee Pope and Sam Palladio.

Also in attendance were Sam‘s former Nashville co-stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen.

Bluebird is an upcoming documentary that looks at the 35-year history of Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe, unearthing never-before-told stories from those that have worked, played, been discovered and helped preserve this unassuming strip-mall haunt that is the bedrock of American songwriting.

If you didn’t know, the Bluebird cafe was heavily featured in Nashville, where Sam, Clare and Charles‘ characters performed at often.

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Hunter Hayes Explains Why New Album 'Wild Blue' Was Turned Into a Trilogy

Hunter Hayes Explains Why New Album 'Wild Blue' Was Turned Into a Trilogy

Hunter Hayes stops by Music Choice during his trip to New York City on Friday morning (August 16).

The 27-year-old musician just dropped his new album, Wild Blue Part I. Go listen here!

Hunter spoke with Billboard about breaking the full project into a trilogy, citing that there’s tons of “heart and soul” throughout it.

“I wanted [this album] to be part of a bigger picture. I didn’t want to just put out an album and forget about it in two weeks. I know that there’s more of the story to tell that I haven’t figured out how to tell or lived and I don’t want to separate it,” he continues. “I want it to all be part of one gallery showing and I want to keep adding to the gallery because there’s so many parts that will make other parts make more sense.”

Hunter added, “I’ve always wanted to do a double record or whatever and so this was my chance to say, ‘OK, if I’m ever going to do it and try it, see the works, this is it.’ This is my chance to really like just live this and go as deep as I can.”

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Hunter Hayes Drops New Album 'Wild Blue Part I' & You'll Never Want To Listen To Anything Else

Hunter Hayes Drops New Album 'Wild Blue Part I' & You'll Never Want To Listen To Anything Else

New Hunter Hayes music is here and we are so happy!

The 27-year-old musician originally intended to debut his new album, Wild Blue Part I, in October, but surprised fans with an early release.

“As soon as we wrote ‘Wild Blue,’ I went into every conversation or co-write with that idea in mind and it led to some of the most honest realizations about myself and how I approach love and relationships. I’m so thankful for this journey and the path it’s set me on personally and professionally,” Hunter shared with The Tennessean about the album title.

He also shared that he hopes “people hear the hope in its message.”

“There is this sense of flight,” Hunter adds. “Feeling that freedom and kind of loving the starting-over aspect of it. When you’re holding on to too many things, there’s no way you can possibly do that.”

Wild Blue includes 10 tracks, including “Heartbreak,” “One Good Reason,” “Dear God” and “One Shot.”

Pick up the album on iTunes NOW and stream it below!

Hunter Hayes Tries To Move On From A Past Relationship In 'One Good Reason' Music Video

Hunter Hayes Tries To Move On From A Past Relationship In 'One Good Reason' Music Video

Hunter Hayes is looking for some reasons to blame a past lover in his new music video for “One Good Reason”.

The 27-year-old country artist shared the visual for his brand new single with fans this week.

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“’One Good Reason’ represents a totally different side of this album and was another very personal song to write,” Hunter shared about the track.

He added, “It’s also one good reason for me to celebrate releasing another song from this upcoming album that I can’t wait for the world to hear.”

Hunter’s forthcoming album is expected to drop this fall.

Hunter Hayes Drops New Song 'One Good Reason' - Listen Now!

Hunter Hayes Drops New Song 'One Good Reason' - Listen Now!

Hunter Hayes just released a brand new song!

The 27-year-old musician teased a new track “One Good Reason” before dropping it on Friday (June 14).

“Guys, it’s HERE!!! #OneGoodReason is officially out now!” he excitedly shared.

Earlier in the week, Hunter took the stage at CMA Fest.

“#CMAfest Day 1, you were everything and more!! Special thanks to @Spotify for inviting me to play the #SpotifyHouse at @OleRedNashville and to @glaad and @TyHerndoncom for letting me drop in for a few songs at The Concert for Love & Acceptance!” he wrote on Twitter.

Hunter Hayes recently opened up about wanting to collaborate with Shawn Mendes. See what he said!


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Hunter Hayes Really Wants To Collaborate With Shawn Mendes

Hunter Hayes Really Wants To Collaborate With Shawn Mendes

Hunter Hayes, like us all, is a big Shawn Mendes fan.

During his recent interview with AfterBuzz TV‘s Ally Nasta, the 27-year-old singer revealed that Shawn is one artist he’d love to collab with one day.

“Shawn Mendes keeps [mentioning] me in two or three interviews, so I keep hoping that that’ll [a collab will] happen at some point…he’s such a badass and I, I would, I would really enjoy that,” Hunter shared.

He added, “I got to meet him a couple years ago when he did a show in Nashville and hang out with him a little bit. I just love the pure human being that exists behind all that music. And I love the purity of his music, too, so, that would be dope.”

There are some other artists that Hunter would love to collab with too.

“I’ve got a bunch of little music obsessions right now. My latest one is The 1975, as I’m sure you can tell by watching my Instagram,” Hunter laughed. “I would love to. I would love to do a show with them, like, the five of us. Like, be the fifth member of, of 1975, plus one.”

He continued, “I love Matty’s [Healy] message. I love what he, you know, there’s a lot of things that he, that he says and stands for that I really honestly, wish more people would stand up and say and I just…I love, I love that stuff, so. And it’s one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.”