Five-time GRAMMY nominee and double platinum selling artist Hunter Hayes has released his first new music of 2017 with the soaring and electric guitar-driven track “Rescue.” An artist who has always stressed the importance of helping others through the power of music, Hayes has also partnered with Zappos.com to create shoes that give back. “The Rescue Collection” is a limited line that features artwork inspired by the song’s accompanying music video, which is also available everywhere today. Hayes shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes look with Entertainment Tonight on Friday (June 30th) morning and also went into in-depth detail about the song’s inspiration with The Washington Post.
“I’ve always loved what music and charity organizations can do together, and I think the tie in with this song is undeniable,” says Hayes. “We’ve had the opportunity to work with so many awesome charities over the years and I realized that, to me, they are exactly that: rescues. They are places of refuge for so many people who need a friend to help them through something or to be there for them. We’ve seen the power of music in so many ways and I wanted ‘Rescue’ to be a song that we used for good.”
All profits from “The Rescue Collection” will be donated to Zappos for Good, the charity team at Zappos. These limited edition shoes will be available during the holiday season and benefit a number of charitable initiatives including the CMA Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the Country Music Association that’s focused on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere, and Zappos’ annual Pawlidayz pet adoption drive.
“We are thrilled about our partnership with Hunter and have been wowed by his sincere interest in helping the world to be a better place by using his music to inspire others. We are grateful to work with partners who share our values and commitment,” states Steven Bautista, Head of Charity at Zappos.com, known as Zappos for Good.
The shoes will be available starting December 2017 exclusively on Zappos.com. All shoes will be accompanied by a digital download code for “Rescue” and a personalized lyric sheet from Hayes. Until then, fans can see Hayes perform “Rescue” and other new music live on tour throughout the summer, with full dates and details below.
Jul 01 – Provo, UT – Stadium of Fire America’s Freedom Festival
Jul 04 – Houston, TX – Freedom Over Texas
Jul 14 – Choctaw, MS – 68th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair
Jul 15 – Baton Rouge, LA – Dixie Landin’ Summer Concert Series
Jul 25 – Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair
Jul 27 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks
Jul 28 – Shelbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Jul 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Aug 11 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Aug 12 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Aug 17 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug 18 – Jordan, NY – Kegs Canalside Event Center
Aug 19 – Webster, MA – Indian Ranch Amphitheatre
Aug 25 – Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace
Aug 26 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Sep 02 – Pomona, CA – Los Angeles County Fair
Sep 03 – Pueblo, CO – Colorado State Fair
Author: Buddy Iahn
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