Hunter Hayes recently released two songs (“21” and “Where It All Begins” with Lady Antebellum) via the streaming service Spotify; the change in how he’s releasing music is a reflection of his resolution to be brave.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with all the stuff with Spotify right now. Because there’s no record, it’s just songs, we’re releasing songs. I don’t know what the next phase of the music industry is going to be. That seems a bit scary. But it’s the year to do that, we have to be brave.”
At the beginning of 2015, Hunter was chatting with some friends and made a resolution to make 2015 the year to be brave.
“I’m tired of being cautious. I’m tired of being too careful because I can be, I overthink a lot. I wanna start operating more from here [points to heart] than here [points to head].”
So what does bravery mean to him?
“It means doing everything you’re fearful of… The things you’re scared of just because you’ve never done ‘em before; it’s probably a good time to do it, you know?”
One of the ways that Hunter encourages fans to be brave is by donating blood. In his “Sleeves Up” partnership with American Red Cross, his goal is to reach 21,000 blood donations by the end of the year. Fans can take the pledge here: https://sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/Hunter-Hayes-SleevesUp-
Hunter is currently on the “Wheels Up” tour with Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt. For more information, visit www.hunterhayes.com