Hunter Hayes issues "Storm Warning"
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
– Hunter Hayes, who will open shows for Taylor Swift this summer, has a video on iTunes available for free. Storm Warning
is the current single from the singer on the Atlantic Nashville label.
"This video was a blast to make and is my first real video I've ever worked on," he said in a press release. "I've made a few for fun in the past but this time it was the full production. Got to work with an awesome group of people for a couple of days in some of the coolest places in music city."
Hunter will join superstar Swift on her "Speak Now World Tour 2011." He will play Grand Rapids, Mich. (July 28), Indianapolis (July 29), Cleveland, (July 30), Washington D.C. (Aug. 2), Philadelphia (Aug. 6), Chicago (Aug. 9-10) and St. Louis (Aug. 13-8/14)!
Hayes, from Breaux Bridge, La., was a Cajun artist growing up. He co-wrote Play, which appeared on Rascal Flatts' "Nothing Like This" CD.
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