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 http://smarturl.it/HH21ProjectPR 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.