Hunter Easton Hayes (born September 9, 1991) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He can play more than 30 instruments and is signed to Atlantic Records Nashville.
Hayes released his self-titled debut album in 2011.It reached number seven on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top Country Albums, and has sold over 1.1 million copies. Its most successful single, “Wanted”, has sold over 3.5 million copies and made Hayes the youngest male act to ever top the Billboard Hot Country Songs. His second studio album, Storyline, was released on May 6, 2014 and was led by its first single, “Invisible”.
Hayes’ commercial success and his talent both as a songwriter and instrumentalist has prompted Billboard to call him the Leader of Country Music’s Youth Revolution. He has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and won the Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year in 2012, along with three BMI Awards.
Hayes performed “Invisible,” the lead single from his second album, at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Storyline was released on May 6, 2014. In an effort to promote his album and to raise awareness to end child hunger, Hunter broke the Guinness World Record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours, originally held by The Flaming Lips.