I wasn’t familiar with Hunter Hayes, until yesterday afternoon, when I received a press release about Hunter’s recent performance at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. So when the press release (which I’ll share with all of you in a farther down in this post) arrived, I went searching for information about Hunter Hayes.
What I found out, is that this 20 year old artist, who looks more like he’s 14 years old, is currently on tour with Taylor Swift. His single, “Storm Warning,” which I had not heard until visiting his web site, is apparently getting a lot of air time on radio stations across the country. Any of you who haven’t heard it might want to check out his web site. You can hear “Storm Warning,” as well as a few other Hunter songs. And check out his tour schedule, too.
Now, here’s the press release and photo about his visit to the Children’s Hospital in Nashville.
Earlier this week, multi-talented musician, writer, producer and performer Hunter Hayes helped spread some musical cheer at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN as part of the Musicians On Call program. Musicians On Call is a national program that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients. Hunter made personal visits to the patients at the Children’s Hospital, giving each child a private acoustic performance of his songs “Storm Warning,” “Light Me Up” and “Only If You Told Me To,” to name a few.
Photo (L to R): Hadley Grace Birmingham, Jim Birmingham (Hadley’s grandfather) and Hunter Hayes
Photo Credit: Shane Tarleton
Hunter Hayes, the Louisiana raised multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, electric guitar, ganjo (6-string banjo with the neck of a guitar), mandolin, keys and more) already carries with him an impressive resume that many would only dream of achieving in a lifetime. His debut single, “Storm Warning,” is already a Top 40 hit and is off his forthcoming Atlantic Records release in which he wrote or co-wrote every song, co-produced with veteran producer, Dann Huff and played every instrument.
About Musicians On Call (MOC): Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 250,000 people.
Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the CD Pharmacy Program. For more information, go to www.musiciansoncall.org.
In addition to Hunter’s web site, you can follow him on Twitter @HunterHayes, and he has a facebook page, too – facebook.com/HunterHayes. I’ve got to get moving. I have a very busy weekend planned!