Hayes began singing the melodies of Roger's songs around the house, and when his folks bought him a toy accordion, he was playing Cajun tunes on it within a few days. Hayes' debut built into a strong success story, topping the U. Producer and songwriter Dann Huff, who had worked on the Rascal Flatts album, teamed up with Hayes to produce the singer's first major-label project after he landed a deal with Atlantic Records. The single was a moderate hit, but his next single became a considerable success, hitting No. Archived from on December 21, 2013. It is a romantic country ballad, whose autobiographical lyrics can be regarded as a love letter to someone Hunter Hayes was in love with. Hayes became a minor celebrity in Louisiana, appearing on local television programs, playing a bit part in Robert Duvall's film The Apostle, joining Hank Williams, Jr.
Hayes was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana in 1991, and showed a keen interest in music at an early age. His debut album, Hunter Hayes, was released later in 2011, and as his single rode the charts, he spent part of the summer touring small venues as a headliner, and large arenas opening for Taylor Swift. Besides singing and helping write all of the tunes here, the Louisiana native plays 16 to 24 different instruments depending upon how you count them and shares in production duties as well. Title Writer s Length 1. It adds up to a confident bid for Nashville stardom, backed up by a romantic boy-next-door persona that defies cynicism.
. When he was just 19 years old, Hunter Hayes became one of the hottest new stars in country music, having signed with a major label and attracted plenty of press attention and airplay, but despite his youth, this wasn't really new for Hayes -- he was playing for paying audiences at the age of five and cut his first album when he was only nine. While Hayes had already mastered keyboards and accordion, he expanded his repertoire to include guitar, mandolin, bass, and percussion, and as a teenager he assembled a home-recording setup, learning more about the rudiments of record-making. Hayes co-wrote the song with Troy Verges and also co-produced it with Dann Huff. The producer on the Rascal Flatts album, , then teamed up with Hayes to produce Hayes' first major-label album after he signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. He wrote or co-wrote seven of the 13 songs on his second independent album, 2001's Make a Wish, which he helped to produce.
Archived from on March 2, 2014. Following his own dates alongside Ryan Lafferty and Kelsea Ballerini, Hayes joined Lady Antebellum on their 2015 Wheels Up Tour. By the age of five, he had moved up to a custom-made accordion designed to work with his small hands, and he was regularly sitting in with local Cajun bands that played at a local restaurant. The song was released in March 2012 to become the second single off of his self-titled debut studio album Hunter Hayes 2012. His family was proud of their Cajun heritage, and young Hayes had a regular babysitter who was a fan of legendary Cajun accordionist Aldus Roger. I wanna make you feel wanted And I wanna call you mine Wanna hold your hand forever And never let you forget it 'Cause, baby, I wanna make you feel wanted As good as you make me feel I wanna make you feel better Better than your fairy tales Better than your best dreams You're more than everything I need You're all I ever wanted All I ever wanted. In 2000, he recorded his first album, Through My Eyes, for a regional label, with the youngster playing accordion, singing, and writing several songs as well as performing a handful of Cajun standards.
The album produced 5 singles, 3 of them were consecutive No. It was released on October 11, 2011, via. Archived from on January 21, 2013. Archived from on December 3, 2010. In June 2013, on its 71st week, it jumped to No, 7 on the Billboard 200 with the release of the deluxe version of the album, Encore, selling 40,000 copies for the week.
A total of over 8 million singles were sold from the album. You know I'd fall apart without you I don't know how you do what you do 'Cause everything that don't make sense about me Makes sense when I'm with you Like everything that's green, girl, I need you But it's more than one and one makes two Put aside the math and the logic of it You gotta know you're wanted too 'Cause I wanna wrap you up Wanna kiss your lips I wanna make you feel wanted And I wanna call you mine Wanna hold your hand forever And never let you forget it Yeah, I wanna make you feel wanted Anyone can tell you you're pretty, yeah And you get that all the time, I know you do But your beauty's deeper than the make-up And I wanna show you what I see tonight. The song was critically and commercially successful, going on to receive a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance, in 2013. Archived from on March 2, 2014. Hayes wrote or co-wrote every track on the album and plays every instrument and sings every vocal track with the exception of the Encore tracks.
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