Hunter Hayes is set to release The 21 Project, a three disc set that features a unique blend of acoustic, studio and live recordings of seven new songs, on November 6th via Atlantic/Warner Bros. Nashville.
The set showcases Hayes exploring different ways to share new music with fans throughout the summer of seven songs that will be featured on an acoustic disc, a studio disc and a live disc. Tracks will include Hayes’ current Top 25-and-climbing single, “21,” as well as a brand new song, “I Mean You.”
“This project has been a lot of fun for me, because it really brings the focus back to the music and shows how a song grows from its original form into something we play on stage,” said Hayes, who co-produced The 21 Project with Dann Huff. “We’re making our fall tour all about the music and connecting with fans in a closer setting, and just enjoying music together.”
1.“21” (Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley, Hunter Hayes)
2.“Young And In Love” (Hunter Hayes, Dan Omelio, Dave Barnes)
3.“Saint Or A Sinner” (Hunter Hayes, Lori McKenna, Barry Dean)
4.“Where It All Begins” (featuring Lady Antebellum) (Hunter Hayes, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott)
5.“Suitcase” (Hunter Hayes, Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman)
6.“The Trouble With Love” (Lori McKenna, Hunter Hayes)
7.“I Mean You” (Hunter Hayes, Jimmy Robbins, Ashley Gorley)
Hayes will embark on his 21 Tour on October 22nd, playing a limited run of dates. The always-innovative entertainer collaborated with Spotify to help route his upcoming tour, targeting college markets with high densities of fans who stream Hayes’ music.
Current dates for the 21 Tour include:
Thursday, October 22nd – Western Carolina University – Cullowhee, N.C.
Friday, October 23rd – Kent State University – Kent, Ohio
Saturday, October 24th – West Point Eisenhower Hall Theater – Highland Falls, N.Y.
Thursday, October 29th – Purdue University – West Lafayette, Ind.
Friday, October 30th – Aebersold Recreation Center at Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock, Pa.
Thursday, November 5th – Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, Ky.
Saturday, November 7th – Illinois State University – Normal, Ill.
Saturday, November 14th – University of Oklahoma – Norman, Okla.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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