Hunter Hayes is an exciting young American country music singer-songwriter, musician and singer. He has the reputation of being a skilled multi-instrumentalist playing an astonishing thirty musical instruments. For most singers, it can take up to 10, sometimes 20 years to earn a Grammy nomination, but for Hayes, he’s already been nominated for the Grammys five times before his 30th birthday.
Hayes’ debut album titled Hunter Hayes dropped in 2011 and had an impressive run on the Billboard charts, it went to number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number seven on the Billboard 200 chart. the year from the AMC in 2012. He is also the recipient of three BMI awards and he is signed to the music label Atlantic Records.
Hunter Hayes was born on September 9, 1991 and his birth took place in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States. He began performing and appearing on television when he was four years old. Some of the shows he has appeared on include the Nickelodeon show Understanding, Rosie O’Donnell show and Maury. Hollywood actor Robert Duvall gave him his first guitar when he was six years old.
Hunter was invited to perform at a White House lawn party during the Clinton administration when he was seven years old. At age 13, he appeared on America’s Most Talented Kids Show then hosted by Dave Coulier and performed Hank Williams’ hit song Hey Handsome during the show.
When he was 16, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he signed a deal with Universal Music Group as a songwriter. He then signed with Atlantic Records Nashville, this was before the release of his debut album, Hunter Hayes. During the summer of 2011, he was ten times the opening act of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour.
His own headlining tour of the Most Wanted Tour began in October 2011 and ended in December 2011 in San Bernardino. Between January and February 2012, Hayes performed as the opening act for Rascal Flatts’ tour, Thaw Out. It was also the first act of The Flaming Lips visit to Hattiesburg.
Hayes wrote the song Where We Left Off which became a soundtrack for the war film Act of Bravery in 2012. That same year, Martin Guitars announced him as a brand ambassador for CF Martin and Co in addition to that , he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, becoming its youngest member.
His single Wanted took No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, making him the youngest male solo artist to achieve the feat since Johnny Rodriguez did the same in 1973.
In 2012, Hayes won an American Country Music New Artist Single Award for his song Wanted and another for New Artist Music Video. He was also nominated for New Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year and his song Somebody’s Sorrow was nominated for Single by Breakthrough Artist. He also won the Teen Choice Award for Best Male Country Artist in 2012 and 2013 among several other nominations and awards.
During his short career, Hayes has been nominated for the Grammy Awards five times. His first three Grammy nominations came at the 2013 Grammy Awards show where he was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Country Album (Hunter Hayes Album) and Best Country Solo Performance (Wanted). His songs I Want Crazy and Invisible were also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2014 and 2015 Grammy Awards respectively.
Hayes is one of the highest paid stage singers. The multi-talented instrumentalist and singer has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million.
Is Hunter Hayes gay?
In 2017, a controversy over Hayes’ sexuality orientation began after LGBT publication OUT Magazine included him in the list of the 100 most eligible high school seniors of that year. Hayes, however, has never mentioned his homosexuality or any evidence that he is gay. His publicly known romantic relationship was with a lady – Libby Barnes, whom he was deeply in love with as evidenced by some of his songs.
wife or girlfriend
Hunter Hayes has never been married. His only known romance is with Libby Barnes which ended in a breakup in 2018. As a young man, he still has age on his side, if he still wants to get married.
Hunter Hayes was romantically involved with hairstylist Libby Barnes between 2014 and 2018. It was largely a private matter during their four years together. The relationship ended in 2018, however. Hayes mentioned in an interview that even though he was heartbroken, he wouldn’t let him get the best of him.
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Hunter Hayes isn’t the biggest of guys. He is 1.68m tall. (5 feet 6 inches). It weighs 65 kg (143 lbs). His chest measures 42 inches and he maintains a physical form.