Hunter Hayes is headed out on the road again — and JJJ is more than okay with this!
The 23-year-old country musician announced the tour on Friday (August 7) with tour dates being 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,” Hunter shared. “We’re going to make it all about the music, with every night holding something unique only to that show.”
Hunter‘s “21″ Tour will consist of 21 special shows at college campus events across the U.S.
The 23-year-old “Wanted” singer dished about picking that particular track, “This song stood so strongly as a lyric and melody that it could be re-arranged any way possible and still be so strong as a message.”
He continued, “I thought it would be cool to transform it into a bluegrass record. . . of sorts. I love rearranging things into acoustic songs. I’ve spoken a million times on my obsession with bluegrass instrumentation and my dream to explore what we can do with these sounds in a modern soundscape. I love dreaming about what you can do with that beautiful, familiar sound to create something new and radical that still feels like home.”
Hunter added about one of his tracks that he’d love to see Justin cover: “Well, it’ll never happen but if I could beg him to sing one of my songs it would be ‘Still Fallin.’ His voice on that song would be so incredible.”
“Country music continues to grow in popularity among tweens and teens. As a trusted name in family entertainment, Radio Disney is delighted to introduce a new music outlet dedicated to country music and expand upon the engaging content we successfully deliver through Radio Disney’s multi-platform network,” Phil Guerini, Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney, shared about launching the new station.
The channel will official launch with the 2015 Country Music Association Awards in November.
“I am so excited about Radio Disney launching a country channel,” Kelsea shared. “It’s so cool to get a new generation and a new group of ears on my music…and all of the awesome music coming out of Nashville. I think it will be great for the format, it’s been great for me, and I’m hopeful to do more with them in the future.”
Later on, Maddie and Tae hit the LP Field for their concert at the festival.
Kelsea Ballerini looks like she’s having an absolute blast while making her entrance on the red carpet at the 2015 CMT Music Awards held at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night (June 10) in Nashville, Tenn.
The 23-year-old country singer just announced that he’s teaming up with the American Red Cross during his tour with Lady Antebellum on a virtual blood drive.
“There is a line in my new single, 21, that says ‘life ain’t long enough,’” Hunter shared. “I wanted to team with the American Red Cross to honor and celebrate all of those individuals who are constantly giving back and trying to make lives longer and better for sick patients around the country.”
Hunter is encouraging at least 21,000 of his fans to pledge to donate blood or platelets through his his SleevesUp virtual blood drive. Through a special hashtag, #HH21SleevesUp, he’ll honor and recognize fans who have blood donation and recipient stories with special concert tickets, and the opportunity to honor loved ones by personally writing their names on a unique guitar donated by Martin Guitars.