Songkick Live: Hunter Hayes

Published: February 25, 2020

On the day he announced the early release of Wild Blue (Part 1), we welcomed Hunter Hayes to our NYC HQ to preview the album for 100 of his biggest fans.

All photo credit to Laura June Kirsch

Hunter Hayes has been one of the biggest names in country music since his self-titled debut in 2011. Almost 4 years after his last release, Hunter burst back onto the scene with his most recent project, Wild Blue. After teasing fans with singles ‘Heartbreak’ and ‘Dear God’, Hunter announced that the album we were all waiting for would be arriving in just 2 short days.

All photo credit to Laura June Kirsch

Thanks to our friends at Bai, we welcomed excited fans to our NYC headquarters will cold beverages and custom cocktails. Hunter opened up the night with the new project’s title track ‘Wild Blue’. Throughout the night, we got treated to incredible performances of ‘Night And Day,’ ‘My Song Too,’ ‘Dear God,’ and of course Hunter’s first hit ‘Wanted.’

All photo credit to Laura June Kirsch

Between each song, Hunter stopped to tell us about the album and the background behind each song. Hunter called this album a reset — where he went back to the beginning and created an album that spoke his own truth. Rather than focusing on the reception of the music, Hunter wanted to explore everything that’s happened to him over the last few years and follow his own intuition — hoping the fans would respond well.

All photo credit to Laura June Kirsch

Of course, the fans loved the new tracks and we laughed and cried along to Hunter’s stories. While we didn’t have time for a full Q&A this time around, Hunter didn’t let fans down and made sure everyone went home with a signed Songkick Live poster.

Hunter just released the music video for ‘Night And Day’ — make sure to check it out here! Keep an eye out for Wild Blue (Part 2) — we know we can’t wait!

Make sure to track Hunter Hayes on Songkick to be the first to know when he announces new shows near you.

Hunter Hayes

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