Hunter Hayes

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Possessed with boyish good looks suggesting a blonde Justin Bieber and being a genuine teen à la Taylor Swift, it's perhaps easy to dismiss Hunter Hayes as country's long-needed tween heartthrob, but that assumption overlooks an important part of his history: his co-authorship of "Play," a 2010 album track for those Nashville slicksters Rascal Flatts. Behind that grin lies the heart of a pro, a craftsman who knows how to sincerely sell the insincere. Consequently, his 2011 eponymous debut isn't nearly as gangly and unaffected as any of Swift's records, even the one where she's grappling with what it means to be a star, but he can mask his calculations with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Possessed with boyish good looks suggesting a blonde Justin Bieber and being a genuine teen à la Taylor Swift, it's perhaps easy to dismiss Hunter Hayes as country's long-needed tween heartthrob, but that assumption overlooks an important part of his history: his co-authorship of "Play," a 2010 album track for those Nashville slicksters Rascal Flatts. Behind that grin lies the heart of a pro, a craftsman who knows how to sincerely sell the insincere. Consequently, his 2011 eponymous debut isn't nearly as gangly and unaffected as any of Swift's records, even the one where she's grappling with what it means to be a star, but he can mask his calculations with aplomb, dipping his toe into a Jason Mraz-styled singalong, just enough of a switch to suggest he could cross over but not enough to suggest he's restless. Hayes is happy with the middle of the road -- it's the quickest destination to stardom, after all -- and he's bright and chipper, so charming he never seems like he's gunning for the biggest possible audience. Such incessant good cheer and clean commercialism could grate, but he has an easy touch that would be appealing even if he didn't have sugary melodies to sweeten the deal, yet he does -- he has crisp, bright, relentless melodies designed to win over any audience. Hunter Hayes may be pure Nashville product but he believes in what he's selling, so it's hard not to smile along as he hawks his wares.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678825491
  • Catalog Number: 528890
  • Sales rank: 11,599

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hunter Hayes Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Piano, Accordion, Drums, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Sitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar, Loops, Mandocello, Bazouki, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Synthesizer Strings, Resonator, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Guitar (Baritone), Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Tony Daigle Engineer
Barry Dean Composer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Hunter Hayes Composer, Producer
Dann Huff Producer, Digital Editing
Bonnie Baker Composer
Andrew Dorff Composer
Gordie Sampson Composer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Katherine Petillo Art Direction
Troy Verges Composer
Katrina Elam Composer
Rachel Dwyer grooming
Peter Strickland Management
Jeremy Stover Composer
Luke Laird Composer
Betsy McHugh Management
Christopher Rowe Digital Editing
Busbee Composer
Dave Brainard Composer
Charlie Judge Programming
Sam Wooden Management
Sam Ellis Composer
Luz Rose Composer
Jennifer Zuffineti Composer
Ansel Davis Management
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    Posted December 28, 2012

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    I am his #1 fan

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    Posted December 26, 2011

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