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HUNTER HAYES GETS ANIMATED WITH BILLBOARD PREMIERE OF OFFICIAL “ONE SHOT” MUSIC VIDEO

  • Sep 20, 2018
    HUNTER HAYES GETS ANIMATED WITH BILLBOARD PREMIERE OF OFFICIAL “ONE SHOT” MUSIC VIDEO

    When setting out to create a music video for a song about a night you don’t actually remember, you’ll need a lot of creativity and imagination to fill in the blanks. Multi-platinum-selling country superstar Hunter Hayes was faced with this scenario when it came time to create the video for his unfiltered new song “One Shot” (WATCH HERE) – and what better way to let imagination run wild than through animation.

    In an exclusive quote for Billboard, Hayes explained: “I really wanted the video to portray the humor in looking back at some of my most embarrassing moments and highlighting the fact that it’s really okay to not take yourself so seriously. So many hidden Easter eggs in every frame of this have their own long story, so I’m proud of taking my shame and turning into something hopefully everybody can get a kick out of."

    Billboard calls the “feel-good-about-feeling-bad” song an “instant party anthem,” praising the track for being “highly relatable…with the uplifting, hopeful tone that’s a signature of his music.” Simply put: “It’s so, so real” (Just Jared Jr.).

    In addition, Hayes just released the second episode of his “To Tell The Truth”-style drinking game, #NoFilter, featuring Lindsay Ell (WATCH HERE). 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 – you guessed it – “One Shot.”

    Earlier this month, the Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville recording artist also released his unflinchingly honest and introspective song, “Dear God,” which he wrote alongside pop hit-maker Andy Grammer and accomplished songwriter Dave Spencer. Clocking in at over 1 million streams a week, “Dear God” has already accumulated over 6.5 million on-demand streams in the U.S. alone and 9.6 million globally. Dubbed an “anthem for the anxious” by Rolling Stone, the lyrics tackle a universally relatable experience: struggling with self-doubt. The multi-instrumentalist also shared a piano-only version of “Dear God” taped at the Ryman Auditorium (WATCH HERE). The one-take video strips the pop country instrumentation of the viral hit, which has already drawn more than eight million streams on Spotify alone, to a pulled back reverence worthy of the mother church of country music.

    “Dear God” has earned praise from outlets including Rolling Stone and Taste of Country, who declared, “Leave it to Hunter Hayes to release a song that speaks the truth.” The official music video (WATCH HERE) premiered across multiple Viacom music channels including CMT, CMT Music, MTV Live and MTVU. The many-faceted recording artist has also shared a mini-documentary chronicling his writing process alongside Andy Grammer and Dave Spencer, as well as his experience in the studio (WATCH HERE).

    With multiple sales certifications, more than 780 million on-demand streams and three chart-topping singles, Hayes shows in these latest releases that he continually evolves. American Songwriter observed that “Hunter Hayes is on a mission to become a household name” when the then-20-year-old released his debut project and he has yet to slow down since. Hailed as a "force to be reckoned with" by the Huffington Post, the Louisiana native has accumulated over 40 award nominations and wins so far.

    Hayes recently celebrated the 100 millionth Spotify stream of his 5x multi-platinum single “Wanted,” which received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance in 2013. Featured on his 2x multi-platinum debut album Hunter Hayes, the smash hit became his first No. 1 single on the country airplay charts and solidified him as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. The self-titled debut has accumulated over half a billion on-demand streams in the US alone and also includes the platinum-certified No. 1 “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” the 2x multi-platinum “I Want Crazy” and the gold-certified singles “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “Storm Warning.”

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When setting out to create a music video for a song about a night you don’t actually remember, you’ll need a lot of creativity and imagination to fill in the blanks. Multi-platinum-selling country superstar Hunter Hayes was faced with this scenario when it came time to create the video for his unfiltered new song “One Shot” (WATCH HERE) – and what better way to let imagination run wild than through animation.

In an exclusive quote for Billboard, Hayes explained: “I really wanted the video to portray the humor in looking back at some of my most embarrassing moments and highlighting the fact that it’s really okay to not take yourself so seriously. So many hidden Easter eggs in every frame of this have their own long story, so I’m proud of taking my shame and turning into something hopefully everybody can get a kick out of."

Billboard calls the “feel-good-about-feeling-bad” song an “instant party anthem,” praising the track for being “highly relatable…with the uplifting, hopeful tone that’s a signature of his music.” Simply put: “It’s so, so real” (Just Jared Jr.).

In addition, Hayes just released the second episode of his “To Tell The Truth”-style drinking game, #NoFilter, featuring Lindsay Ell (WATCH HERE). 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 – you guessed it – “One Shot.”

Earlier this month, the Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville recording artist also released his unflinchingly honest and introspective song, “Dear God,” which he wrote alongside pop hit-maker Andy Grammer and accomplished songwriter Dave Spencer. Clocking in at over 1 million streams a week, “Dear God” has already accumulated over 6.5 million on-demand streams in the U.S. alone and 9.6 million globally. Dubbed an “anthem for the anxious” by Rolling Stone, the lyrics tackle a universally relatable experience: struggling with self-doubt. The multi-instrumentalist also shared a piano-only version of “Dear God” taped at the Ryman Auditorium (WATCH HERE). The one-take video strips the pop country instrumentation of the viral hit, which has already drawn more than eight million streams on Spotify alone, to a pulled back reverence worthy of the mother church of country music.

“Dear God” has earned praise from outlets including Rolling Stone and Taste of Country, who declared, “Leave it to Hunter Hayes to release a song that speaks the truth.” The official music video (WATCH HERE) premiered across multiple Viacom music channels including CMT, CMT Music, MTV Live and MTVU. The many-faceted recording artist has also shared a mini-documentary chronicling his writing process alongside Andy Grammer and Dave Spencer, as well as his experience in the studio (WATCH HERE).

With multiple sales certifications, more than 780 million on-demand streams and three chart-topping singles, Hayes shows in these latest releases that he continually evolves. American Songwriter observed that “Hunter Hayes is on a mission to become a household name” when the then-20-year-old released his debut project and he has yet to slow down since. Hailed as a "force to be reckoned with" by the Huffington Post, the Louisiana native has accumulated over 40 award nominations and wins so far.

Hayes recently celebrated the 100 millionth Spotify stream of his 5x multi-platinum single “Wanted,” which received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance in 2013. Featured on his 2x multi-platinum debut album Hunter Hayes, the smash hit became his first No. 1 single on the country airplay charts and solidified him as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. The self-titled debut has accumulated over half a billion on-demand streams in the US alone and also includes the platinum-certified No. 1 “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” the 2x multi-platinum “I Want Crazy” and the gold-certified singles “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “Storm Warning.”

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