Happy Birthday Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes was born on September 9, 1991, at Larniurg Hospital in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, as the only child to Lynette and Leo Hayes. His parents both have Cajun (French) ancestry, along with English, Scots-Irish, and German. He is an American country music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who can play more than 30 instruments.
Hayes grew up singing songs in both English and French. He began his musical career at age two, when his grandmother gave him a toy accordion and, at the age of four, he began making appearances locally and on national television, including Maury, Rosie O’Donnell Show, and the Nickelodeon game show Figure It Out, where he performed Jambalaya (On the Bayou). When he turned seven, he was invited to perform for President Bill Clinton for a White House lawn party.
At thirteen, he appeared on America’s Most Talented Kids, a show hosted by Dave Coulier; he performed the hit Hank Williams song, Hey Good Lookin’. In the year 2010, co-wrote play for the Rascal Flatts album Nothing Like This. In September, he signed for Atlantic Records Nashville and began working on what became his major-label debut.
Hayes appeared as the opening act of ten dates of country star Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour throughout the summer of 2011 and concluded his leg of the tour in St. Louis, Missouri. In April 2011, he went on his own radio tour where he debuted songs that appeared on his debut album.His debut headlining tour was the Most Wanted Tour; the first leg of the tour began on October 8, 2011, and ended on December 4, 2011. The same year Hayes and singer Victoria Justice contributed a duet to the soundtrack of 2011’s footloose remake, recording a cover of Mike Reno’s and Ann Wilson’s 1984 hit “Almost Paradise” from the original film.
Next year in May 2012, Martin Guitars named Hayes as C.F. Martin & Co.’s newest brand ambassador and, quoted Hayes on the subject: It is an absolute honor to be named an official Martin Ambassador and to be recognized by the Martin family. On September 7, 2012, he was also inducted at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame as its youngest member.
The period of 2012 to 2014 proved quite successful for Hayes as he got nominated for a number of awards for his work in Storm Warning, Wanted etc. but, alongside that he also won many awards for Storm Warning, I Want Crazy and, even for the roles where he played himself.