Hunter Hayes wants your name to be his tattoo.
Popping up from the stage, FGL took over with “This Is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan and surprise guest Jason Derulo. As the song wrapped, Derulo and his crew of dancers transitioned into “Talk Dirty” with FGL and Bryan dancing along.
Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry are just some of the artists who perform on their own or alongside members of the military during tonight’s “All-Star Salute to the Troops.”
“For this record I wanted higher highs and lower lows — I wanted it to be more emotional,” Hunter Hayes said.
“I remember looking on the map and texted my manager and said, ‘I think we could do maybe nine if not even 10.’ I thought it was nuts and apparently did they but not nuts enough to not do it,” Hunter Hayes said.
“It’s all about the search, no matter what you find,” Hayes told Radio.com about the process behind making his new album “Storyline.” “And it was a fun search.”
Hunter Hayes fans may have to wait until next week to download a copy of his sophomore album, Storyline but they can get an early listen this week for free via iTunes.
“It’s about that moment when you really thought you knew everything about somebody. Everything was going well then all of a sudden everything just disappears. It’s that really hard moment of when you’re whole life changes, instantly.”
“I’ve wanted to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame for as long as I can remember,” Ronnie Milsap said. “I did not get to Nashville until I was 30. I’ve often thought if I got here earlier things would have turned out different. You just never know.”
The Band Perry will officially kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single. Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard.
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
“I was a total geek. I was a total nerd. I still am and I’m proud of that, but it took me awhile to realize it’s okay to be proud of that.”
A brand-new Hayes song “Wild Card” is also now available, along with the album’s lead single “Invisible.” See the “Storyline” cover art and track listing inside.