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Hayes takes "One Shot"

Thursday, August 30, 2018 – Hunter Hayes is out with "One Shot," his second new song released this month.

The song can be heard online on various platforms, such as Spotify.

Hayes released a one-take vertical video exclusively to Spotify that follows Hayes on a stroll through downtown Nashville.

"'One Shot' is about a night that I don't remember...but Instagram does," joked Hayes. "It's the first song that I'd written by myself in about five years. I wrote it assuming no one else would hear it so it almost borderlines on too honest. There are even some things I probably could have left out. We've all had those nights where we remember some of it, but forget a lot of it and owning up to my own experience with that is a whole different kind of confessional through music that I've never attempted before."

Hayes just rolled out the initial installment of his drinking game, #NoFilter, featuring singer/songwriter Dave Barnes. Each episode will highlight a different special guest who takes turns with Hayes presenting statements that the other must determine as true or false. A wrong guess results in the guesser having to take a shot.

Hayes released "Dear God" earlier this month. He wrote the song with pop artist Andy Grammer and Dave Spencer.

Hayes' last disc was "The 21 Project" in 2015. There was no word on when a new disc would be released.

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Storyline CD review - Storyline
A few things changed since Hunter Hayes debuted in 2011, but the bottom line remains the same - Hayes has a syrupy smooth and sweet voice, but there's not a tremendous amount of depth there to his feel good material. Hayes struck it rich the first time out on his major label debut garnering 3 top 10 songs including "I Want Crazy." The Louisiana native also was a one-man band playing and singing all parts. That's not the case this time as he ceded CO-directorial control to Dann Huff. »»»
Encore (deluxe) CD review - Encore (deluxe)
Hunter Hayes rereleased his debut self-titled album with a few additional tracks and three rerecorded ones. In any other genre of music, the new songs would have simply been released as an EP, but for some inexplicable reason, country music seems to be reluctant to embrace that form. The 800,000 fans who already own the original may find it irritating to pay full price for 5 new songs. People who have not warmed up to Hayes maple syrup smooth voice and decidedly pop version of country probably »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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