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Newcomer Categories Combined For One New Artist of the Year Award

Encino, CA (January 13, 2012) – The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced today that for the fourth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards — New Artist of the Year—will be opened up to interactive fan voting through and, beginning Monday, January 16, 2012.

Hunter Will Be Performing His Hit Single "Storm Warning" on January 24th

The “Storm Warning” Artist Will Perform at the Renowned Venue on December 1st

NASHVILLE, TN – (November 28, 2011) - Multi-talented musician, writer, producer and performer Hunter Hayes sells out his upcoming show at the world famous Troubadour, in Los Angeles, CA. Hunter will take the stage this Thursday, December 1st as part of his headlining “Most Wanted” Fall Tour 2011. His debut single, “Storm Warning” is climbing the charts and is off his Atlantic Records debut. Beginning in January, Hunter will join Rascal Flatts on their “Thaw Out 2012” tour.

NASHVILLE, TN – (November 15, 2011) – Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton will headline the Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert at NASCAR Championship Drive Thursday, November 17 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Miami Beach. Multi-talented musician, writer, producer and performer Hunter Hayes will be the featured guest for the event. The free concert will help kick-off the NASCAR Champion Drive event festivities. For more information, visit

His Self-Titled Debut Album is Available Everywhere Now

Featuring Blake Shelton Headlines Events
Fan Festival Includes Driver Appearances, Race Hauler Parade and Youth Festival

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2011) – NASCAR Championship Drive is cruising back to Miami Beach.

In its second year, the outdoor fan festival and Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert featuring Blake Shelton, which are free to fans, will take place Nov. 17-18 at Lummus Park and officially kick-off Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Hunter Will Join Rascal Flatts on their “Thaw Out 2012” Tour Beginning in January

NASHVILLE, TN – (October 19, 2011) – Multi-talented musician, writer, producer and performer Hunter Hayes will make his debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on November 10. Performing live with The Roots, Hunter will perform his hit single “Storm Warning” from his self-titled Atlantic Records Top 10 debut album available now. Beginning January 12, Hunter will join Rascal Flatts on their tour “Thaw Out 2012,” which kicks-off in Charleston, WV.

Hunter Hayes will be joining the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry and CMA awards nominees, Rascal Flatts on their winter tour, "Thaw Out 2012," along with special guest Sara Evans.

The tour will kick off in Charleston, West Virginia at the Civic Center Coliseum on January 12 and will run through February 18.


Hunter Will Make His World-Premiere National Television Debut of “Storm Warning” tomorrow on Letterman

Hunter’s Self-Titled Debut Album is Available October 11


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