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Hunter Hayes Set to Debut “Tattoo” Music Video

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Hunter Hayes is known for challenging status quo, and in his new music video for “Tattoo” he continues to push the envelope, taking his multidimensional vision to new heights. The video will stream exclusively across HunterHayes.CMT.com, iHeartRadio.com and more than 120 Clear Channel country station websites, along with the newly launched CMT Artists App for iPhone and Android. Directed by Kristin Barlowe, the video was shot in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and although Hayes is keeping the final effects and video premise confidential, he released the first teaser—a behind-the-scenes look at the setting –on CMT.com after network personality Cody Alan prompted Hayes on Twitter.

“[‘Tattoo’] is about inspiration,” said Hayes. “It’s about that moment when you meet somebody and you’re inspired by them and all you want is to encourage them as much as they’ve motivated you. And that’s the fun of it — meeting that person you’re crazy about.”

Following the emotionally poignant lead single “Invisible,” “Tattoo” is the second single off of Storyline, Hayes’ chart-topping album for Atlantic Records. His 2011 self-titled debut album is certified Platinum by the RIAA and has yielded three No. 1 hits with the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy.” Hayes is headlining dates across the U.S. and Canada and is currently overseas in Singapore on his international promotional leg of the tour in support of Storyline. For more information, visit www.HunterHayes.com

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock to Air in August

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Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the second year by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry, as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America’s music.

The special first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

The Aug. 12, 2013 airing of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (8.3 million and 2.0/6) dominated its three-hour time period, beating CBS (6.1 million and 1.5/4) by wide margins in viewers (+36 percent) and young adults (+33 percent). The “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” spiked over 2012’s telecast (5.7 million and 1.5/4 on 9/17/12) by 46 percent in viewers and by 33 percent in Adults 18-49. In fact, the 2013 special drew the biggest-ever audience on ABC and equaled a seven-year high in Adults 18-49 (since 2006). ABC began airing the annual program in 2005.

Make sure to check out all of CMTT’s photos from CMA Fest on our Flickr page here.

Hunter Hayes to Help Celebrate Baseball Hall of Fame’s 75th Anniversary!

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Hunter Hayes has joined the musical line-up celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum taking place on August 2nd in Cooperstown, NY. at the Clark Sports Center. The Louisiana-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will perform three songs at the concert event with the Boston Pops. Among his many accolades, Hayes’ 2011 self-titled debut album and new album Storyline have both topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart and three consecutive singles have claimed the No. 1 spot on the charts, including the multi-Platinum smash hits “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy.”

Hayes joins previously-announced multiple GRAMMY winners Paul Simon, Yolanda Adams and Juan Luis Guerra, as well as the Boston Pops and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams. The concert event will also feature special appearances by Hall of Fame Members Rod Carew, Rollie Fingers, Carlton Fisk, Juan Marichal, Phil Niekro, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield.

“We are thrilled that Hunter, an incredibly gifted American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, is joining the lineup to salute the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum during its Diamond Anniversary,” said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson. “Baseball’s best are referred to as five-tool players, because they can run, throw, catch, hit and hit for power. Hunter plays 30 instruments, writes, sings and is wildly popular. His music career is well on its way to the top.”

John Legend Releases “All Of Me” With a Little Country Twang

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John Legend has recorded a country version of his new song, “All of Me.” Legend performed the song with Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes at the CMT Music Awards last week. The three of them have recorded a studio version of that song that Hayes arranged and produced. It’s available on iTunes now.

Miranda Lambert and Hunter Hayes Set for July 4 Special

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Miranda Lambert and Hunter Hayes are among the acts who will bring some sizzle to Independence Day television. They will perform as part of the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” special on NBC. Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie are also part of the lineup. Nick Cannon will host.

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