Before Hunter Hayes takes the stage tomorrow at Philly 4th Of July Jam, there are a few things you ought to know about the young country star from Louisiana. Fortunately for you, we recently chewed the fat with Hayes about Encore, the re-release of his debut album, and the music any respectable young country fan needs to have in his collection.
Check the clip above to find out how Hayes reworked his album,. Many of those songs are on a lot of playlists, but what would he include on his Young Guy’s Guide to Good Country?
“Well, you’ve got to start with Diamond Rio, because that’s kinda what I started with,” says Hayes, referring to the Nashville band that hit big with songs like “Meet in the Middle” and “I Believe.” His list wouldn’t be complete without some George Strait, Garth Brooks, and Bryan White.
Yes, there will be amazing fireworks!