Atlantic Signs Hunter Hayes

Atlantic Records Nashville has signed nineteen-year-old performer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Hunter Hayes. He is busy co-producing his debut album, set for release next year, alongside veteran musician and producer Dann Huff.

Hayes plays guitar, drums, bass, and keys. The Louisiana native moved to Nashville in 2008 and met Warner Music Nashville’s Senior Vice President of A&R, Scott Hendricks, but Hayes’ story started way before that.

At the age of four he performed “Jambalaya” with Hank Williams Jr. in front of 200,000 people. That video is now up to more than 11 million YouTube views. He went on to appear in “The Apostle” with Robert Duvall at age six, has played with Johnny and June Carter Cash and Charlie Daniels, co-written songs recorded by Rascal Flatts and Montgomery Gentry, performed for a US President and Congress, and shared the stage with Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Trace Adkins. This fall he will join LeAnn Rimes on her acoustic tour kicking off in October.

Hayes has already built a team in Nashville. He is managed by Martingale Entertainment, booked by CAA, and published by UMPG.

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