Newcomer Hunter Hayes shared the stage with country legends like Hank Williams, Jr. and Charlie Daniels long before he scored a country hit with “Storm Warning.” His grandmother gave him an accordion at age two, and Hunter ended up playing it and singing with a local band by age four in his home state of Louisiana. That led to appearances onstage with those country legends.
Hunter also spent a lot of time alone in his room working on music. He tells Billboard, “It’s obvious that I was bored as a kid, and music is the only thing I ever did — which I am glad about. It makes me glad that I spent all those nights in my home studio when I could have gone out.”
Hunter used that same approach making his self-titled debut album. He played every instrument on every track on the entire album. That includes his new single, “Wanted,” now climbing the country chart.
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