Hunter Hayes is all smiles as he attends the 2015 CMA Music Festival Press Conference held at Hard Rock Cafe Nashville on Friday afternoon (March 13) in Nashville, Tenn.
The 23-year-old singer helped the CMA Music Festival announce new features for the annual event, which include a new app, merchandise and fresh branding.
“The special thing about what CMA has done is connection,” Hunter shared during the press conference. “We make music and we sit in our rooms for years trying to write music that connects with someone. Just telling your story is fun. It’s special and magical and becomes music when you get to share it with someone else and you share that story together.”
He added, “CMA Fest allows you to not only do that with music but also with one-on-one time with fans. There are so many opportunities for connection in a deep and profound way, and all of this makes music for tomorrow.”
The CMA Music Festival will kick off on June 11th this year.
Hunter Hayes meets up with contest winner Alex Bell on Friday (February 6) at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old country singer helped reveal her as the winner of Whirlpool brand’s Every day, Care campaign, after she submitted a touching version of “You Are My Sunshine” that will be part of a 60-second commercial airing in front of tens of millions of people.
“It’s all about saying something and relaying a message,” Hunter told JJJ. “This campaign is essentially a chance for someone to send a message to someone else. The whole deal is you tell your story about someone who cared for you every day in your life, in a profound way, or in a way that they may not realize was profound, but it was to you. It’s all about sending a message to someone who cares for you and showing them you appreciate them.”
As for who he appreciates in his own life, Hunter told us,” Where do I start? From my family to the hardworking men and women who go on the road with us…my team that’s around me, all of my friends who support me in ways that they don’t even know. And the fans. We thank them all the time and I thank them in meet and greets, but I don’t think it’s ever fully truly portrayed how much they impact our lives.”
When we asked Hunter about his V-Day, he said, “I don’t have plans. I’ll be coming right off the road on that day. So I don’t have any plans yet, but I suppose I need to make some. Thanks for reminding me!”
Don’t forget to follow along with JJJ all week, because each day we’ll be talking to a new star about what he or she plans on doing – whether single or in a relationship!