Hunter Hayes Attempting to Break World Record Playing 10 Shows in 24 Hours May 9 and 10

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes will be on the move May 9 with the 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger. He’s attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. The current record holder is eight shows played by rock band The Flaming Lips. He’ll kick things off performing on ABC’s Good Morning America the morning of May 9.

Hunter will play shows in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through May 10. The tour is designed to bring awareness to ConAgra Food’s Child Hunger Ends Here campaign to benefit Feeding America.

Look for Hunter’s new album, Storyline, to be released May 6 featuring his latest hit, “Invisible.”

Here’s Hunter’s 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger tour itinerary:

May 9
8:00 AM — New York, NY, Good Morning America
9:15 AM — Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
11:30 AM — Worcester, MA, Palladium Upstairs (Acoustic Show)
1:45 PM — Providence, RI, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
4:15 PM — New London, CT, Garde Arts Center
6:45 PM — New Haven, CT, Toad’s Place
9:00 PM — Stamford, CT, Palace Theatre
11:30 PM — South Orange, NJ, South Orange Performing Arts Center

May 10
2:00 AM — Asbury Park, NJ, The Stone Poney (Acoustic Show)
5:00 AM — Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero

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Hunter Hayes’ “Storyline” Album Set for May 6 Release

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes‘ second album, Storyline, will be released May 6.  Every tune on the new album was co-written by Hunter and co-produced by the 22-year-old singer/musician and producer Dann Huff.

Storyline is available for pre-order at Hunter’s official website and on iTunes.  The new tune, “Wild Card,” is also available.

A sneak peek at Hunter’s new video for the album’s lead single, “Invisible,” will air on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday. The entire clip will then air on CMT, MTV, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and later in the day.

Hunter kicks off his We’re Not Invisible tour March 20 in Pikeville, KY. with special guests Danielle Bradbery and Dan + Shay.

Here’s the complete tracklist for Storyline:

1. “Wild Card”
2. “Storyline”
3. “Still Fallin”
4. “Tattoo”
5. “Invisible”
6. “…interlude”
7. “You Think You Know Somebody”
8. “Flashlight”
9. “When Did You Stop Loving Me”
10. “…like I was saying” (jam)
11. “Secret Love”
12. “Nothing Like Starting Over”
13. “If It’s Just Me”
14. “Love Too Much”

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley will kick off the New York State Fair in Syracuse with a performance on Thursday, August 21.

The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, David Nail, Eric Paslay and Alabama are among the stars playing the inaugural Buckle Up Music Festival July 18 through 21 in Cincinnati, OH.

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David Nail Admits He Can Be a Slob Around the House

MCA NashvilleDavid Nail is quick to admit he isn’t the most tidy guy around the house. He and his wife, Catherine, just purchased a bigger house in Nashville, and David’s clothes and personal belongings are scattered everywhere.

He admits, “I’ll walk by and I’ll see a coat there, or I’ll see a pair of jeans, and I’m like, I need to fold that, or I need to put that on a hanger and put it in the closet, but I’ll just…find something else that I need to do more and keep procrastinating and three days later, it’s still sittin’ there.”

David recently loaded and unloaded the dishwasher in the kitchen, but he didn’t get the reaction he was hoping for from Catherine.

“I remember I got a little upset because she wasn’t quite as thrilled and proud of me as I wanted,” David adds. “I guess I wanted her to come in and do cartwheels, but it was a big thing for me. I’m still living off that.”

David’s new album, I’m a Fire, is available now featuring the #1 hit, “Whatever She’s Got,” and his new single, “Kiss You Tonight.”

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Josh Turner Not Content to Follow Current Country Trends on Upcoming Album

MCA NashvilleJosh Turner‘s last album, Punching Bag, produced the big hit song, “Time Is Love,” back in 2012, but he’s been absent from the country radio charts ever since. Josh hoped to have a new single out in January of this year, but fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to hear what he’s been working on.

Josh says, “In all honesty, this has been the hardest record of my career to make.  I don’t know why. It’s been tough for me to write the songs. It’s been tough for me to find the songs.”

Since Josh’s music has always retained elements of the traditional country aound, he doesn’t feel compelled to follow the current Nashville trend of recording party songs about girls dancing on truck tailgates in the moonlight.

“I think this whole town has kinda been a funk,” Josh admits. “You know, it’s like everybody’s writing about the same thing and same kind of melodies. It’s just been very frustrating.”

Josh’s new album is finally coming together with nine songs confirmed for the final track listing.

He explains, “If I had it my way, it would probably come about in a different kind of way and look a little different and sound a little different. But right now, considering what we’ve had to work with, I feel like we’re in a pretty good spot.”

Josh looks forward to breathing a big sigh of relief when the new project actually gets in his fans’ hands.

He says with a laugh, “This is gonna be a sweet record regardless of what happens once it gets out there, because  I’ve worked my butt off for this one.”

In the meantime, Josh shares personal stories and life lessons in his new book, Man Stuff, coming out April 29.

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Jerrod Niemann Releases First of Five Mini-Movies to Promote New Album, “High Noon”

Sony Music NashvilleJerrod Niemann has released the first of five mini-movies at as part of the ramp-up to the release of his new album release, High Noon, on March 25. The clip features Jerrod as the hero of the High Noon Saloon, even though Jerrod’s donkey, Lucky #9, runs off in the first installment.

A free remix of “Drink to That All Night” is also available at Jerrod’s site. Look for the next mini-movie to be posted Thursday.

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Cassadee Pope Enters Taylor Swift Territory with “Wasting All These Tears”

Republic NashvilleCassadee Pope is making waves not seen from a new female country act since Taylor Swift hit the scene eight years ago. Cassadee’s debut single, “Wasting All These Tears,” has been certified platinum. Taylor was the last artist to pull off that feat with her debut single, “Tim McGraw,” in 2006.

Cassadee’s debut album, Frame by Frame, also bowed at #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart. The second single from that project, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” is now climbing the country chart.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Luke Bryan‘s official fan club? ANSWER: The Nut House.

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Billy Currington Hungry for More Hits to Fill Out His Concert Set List

Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington has built up quite an arsenal of #1 singles, but he’s hungry for more hits to fill out his headlining concert set lists.

Billy tells ABC News Radio, “We’re like a 20-song set list. So, I have to come up with the remainder of the songs to put off the same amount of energy [as the hits do], and that’s sometimes tough.”

Having monster hits like “People Are Crazy,” “Good Directions” and “Hey Girl” really helps Billy entertain his concerts crowds.

He adds, “What I got right now, [I'm] very thankful for.”

Billy is currently headlining the We Are Tonight tour with special guests Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice. Go to for a full list of dates.

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Sara Evans Feeling Nervous, Exhausted and Excited as “Slow Me Down” Hits Stores

RCA RecordsSara Evans is going through a roller coaster of emotions this week as her new album, Slow Me Down, hits the marketplace.

“You feel a lot of things, you know, like excitement, nervousness, exhaustion,” Sara tells ABC News Radio. “‘Cause it’s a lot of work and a lot of build up because you want everyone in the world to know about it and go buy it because you’re so proud, and I have been working so hard on this project.”

Fans have an indication of what to expect on Sara’s album thanks to the lead single, also titled “Slow Me Down.”

Sara explains, “You kinda want to always have a song like that as your first single to give everybody a taste of where you are musically, and what the whole record is. But then also, it’s just an incredible song.”

Sara especially likes how the last line of the chorus changes “Slow Me Down” from a straight-up leaving song to a possible song of reconciliation.

She adds, “You’re not expecting it. ‘Hurry up and slow me down.’ I’m like, ‘Well, that’s just genius.’”

Sara’s new album also includes collaborations with Gavin DeGraw, Vince Gill and Isaac Slade of The Fray. Look for her to perform on ABC’s Good Morning America  on Tuesday and The Chew on Wednesday.

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