Hunter Hayes will open for Taylor Swift SPEAK NOW North American Tour 2011
TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES OPENING ACTS FOR SPEAK NOW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2011
TAYLOR CELEBRATES 7TH #1 RECORD, 5X-PLATINUM CERTIFICATION OF SELF-TITLED CD
Nashville, TN – March 3, 2011 – Taylor Swift celebrated her 7th #1 record this week when “Back To December” jumped from #5 to #1 on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck chart, marking her second consecutive #1 single from her Multi-Platinum Speak Now CD, released in October on Big Machine Records. Swift’s first #1 was 2007’s “Our Song,” which topped the charts for 6 consecutive weeks.
Also this week, Taylor’s self-titled debut CD, released in 2006, was certified 5X-Platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than 5 Million copies. Her Fearless album is currently 6X-Platinum, and Speak Now is Triple-Platinum.
Taylor just wrapped the sold-out Asian leg of her TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011, and the European tour kicks off this week with a March 6 show in Brussels, Belgium. This year, she will play 90 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents, and she announced today that Frankie Ballard, Danny Gokey, HUNTER HAYES, Josh Kelley, Randy Montana, James Wesley and Charlie Worsham will each open selected shows of the North American leg of the tour, which starts May 27th in Omaha.
Ø Hunter Hayes already has a list of accomplishments beyond most artists’ wildest dreams – he’s performed with Hank Williams Jr in front of 200k people with 11 million YouTube views, at a BBQ with Johnny and June Cash and Charlie Daniels, a film role with Robert Duvall, and appearances on CNN, ABC Nightly News, and Regis and Kelly, to name a few. This singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, at just 19 yrs old, is now poised to make the world take notice with his debut album on Atlantic Records. www.hunterhayes.com
July 28 Grand Rapids, Michigan Hunter Hayes
July 29 Indianapolis, Indiana Hunter Hayes
July 30 Cleveland, Ohio Hunter Hayes
August 2 & 3 Washington, DC Hunter Hayes
August 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hunter Hayes & James Wesley
August 9 & 10 Chicago, Illinois Hunter Hayes
August 13 & 14 St. Louis, Missouri Hunter Hayes