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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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