Hunter Hayes Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(R) Record for Most Concerts Played in Multiple Cities in 24 Hours
May 10, 2014 - Nashville, TN
Multiple GRAMMY-nominee and now GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-holder Hunter Hayes teamed up with ConAgra Foods to end child hunger and celebrate the release of his brand-new album Storyline this week by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in 24 hours. Hunter played 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours and broke the Flaming Lips world record of eight shows in 24 hours. The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger," brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here program, kicked off Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America (GMA) on ABC in Times Square and took off hitting Boston, Worcester, Mass., Providence, R.I., New London, Conn., New Haven, Conn., Stamford, Conn., South Orange, N.J., Asbury Park, N.J. and finally culminating with an exciting finale in Philadelphia.
"I cannot believe how much fun this whole day has been and that it's only been a day! 10 shows in 24 hours with the best fans in the world and a great cause with Child Hunger Ends Here," said Hunter. "I'm so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome!"
Support acts that helped keep the momentum going included breakout country duo Dan + Shay, critically-acclaimed newcomer Charlie Worsham, up-and-coming country band The Railers, and singer/songwriters Dean Alexander and Matt Sucich, with the official music playlist powered by "The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver."
The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger" was presented in part by TUDOR Watch U.S.A., Martin Guitar, Mercedes-Benz USA, Samsung Galaxy®, Procter & Gamble, Glympse, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and was produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG). Hunter is a Martin Guitar ambassador and performed on a Martin OM-42 at each show, which fans can enter to win at www.hunterhayes.com through Tuesday, May 13. Throughout the race, Hunter wore a TUDOR Heritage Chrono timepiece and upon conclusion, this special timepiece engraved with the official race logo will be auctioned on eBay from Saturday, May 10 through Saturday, May 17 to raise money for Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. TUDOR was the Official Timekeeper, Mercedes-Benz USA was the official car and Samsung Galaxy® was the official device and content partner of the "24 Hour Road Race." The new Samsung Galaxy S® 5 was used throughout the tour to capture exclusive real-time photos and videos of the concerts and road trip and was published in real time via social media using the hashtag #HHRecordWeek.
Hunter will wrap up his "We're Not Invisible Tour," presented in part by ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here program, at the end of this month (dates and cities listed below). Featuring special guests Danielle Bradbery from NBC's Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Warner Bros. Records new country duo, Dan + Shay, the "We're Not Invisible Tour" comes on the heels of Hunter's sold-out "CMT On Tour: Let's Be Crazy Tour" which wrapped this past December to sold-out crowds and much critical acclaim.
"We're Not Invisible Tour" Dates
May 29 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
May 30 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Bay Center
May 31 Estero, FL Germain Arena
Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. The highly anticipated follow-up, Storyline, was released May 6 via Atlantic Records and features his current single "Invisible." His most recent GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his No. 1 single "I Want Crazy" marks his fourth GRAMMY nomination off his debut release. Hunter is currently featured as one of Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" and has played over 500 dates since 2011. The Louisiana native has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently wrapped the sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes' Let's Be Crazy tour this past fall.
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