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Artist to Watch: The Railers

 As part of our whirlwind Hunter Hayes album release week, we had the chance to see The Railers open for him in Stamford as part of the 24 Hour Road Race.  Based in Nashville, TN, the country group is comprised of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Lawson, Cassandra Lawson and Tyler Oban.

Their set included a few of their original songs, a country-fied cover of It’s Time, and a jam they simply called “The Irish Song.”  We were majorly impressed by their musicianship, as they rocked out on the fiddle, concertina, violin and mandolin, among other instruments.  The Railers have been working on their debut album, and their first single is expected to hit country radio later this summer.

We loved the group’s energy on stage, as well as their interaction with the crowd.  They completely won over the energetic audience.  We’re sure we will be hearing lots more from them in the future!

After our show, The Railers headed to Asbury Park, New Jersey where they opened for Hunter’s record breaking 9th show in 24 hours. They ended their night (or should we say the next morning) and the 10th show of the 24 Hour Road Race in Philadelphia, where they joined Hunter and Charlie Worsham on stage for a special version of “I Want Crazy.”

The Railers have a few upcoming shows this summer, check out the dates below!

The Railers Summer 2014 Tour Dates
May 22nd – The Roundup – Davie, FL
May 24th – Iron Horse Grill – Jackson, MS
June 4th – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN
June 27th – Country Stampede – Manhattan, KS
June 28th – Nebraskaland Days – Northe Platte, NE
July 18th – Buckle Up Music Festival – Cincinatti, OH
July 19th – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN
July 31st – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
August 1st – Denim & Diamonds – Mesa, AZ
August 3rd – Oregon Jamboree Music Festival – Sweet Home, OR
August 6th – Pepsi Ampitheater – Flagstaff, AZ
August 7th – The Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
August 21st – Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN
August 22nd – Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN
August 23rd – Palatine Street Festival – Palatine, IL
September 23rd – Riverside Ampitheater – Rushville, IN

Be sure to follow The Railers & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Hunter Hayes’ Record Breaking “Storyline” Album Release Week!

Hunter Hayes’ sophomore album, “Storyline,” was released last week, and we spent the whole week celebrating with him.  From his headlining show on the We’re Not Invisible Tour, to a private iHeartRadio show for 150 lucky guests, to his record-breaking 24 Hour Road Race , we’re so glad to have been a part of Hunter’s “Storyline!”

Hunter is one of those rare musicians who bring so much extra attention to their live performance.  You never feel like you’re simply listening to the album – he and his band love to jam, mix things up vocally, and add something unique to each and every song.  His musicianship (he plays over 30 instruments) and passion for music are remarkable, as is the energy he brings to each performance.

We’re Not Invisible Tour
We’ve been impatiently waiting to see Hunter again after his “Encore” album release concert last year at Webster Hall in NYC.  We finally had the chance to see him at Mohegan Sun in CT.   We’ve been to a lot of concerts over the years, but this was by far one of the best, ever.  Hunter played a nearly 2-hour set, with old and new favorites.   He even made his way through the crowd to sing a few songs, giving everyone a chance at a front row seat.  Check out our video of “Storm Warning” below, from the best seat in the house!

iHeart Radio Album Release Show
We went from a 10,000 seat arena to an intimate space in TriBeCa.  The show was broadcast on iHeartRadio stations and online.  While it was scheduled to go for half an hour, Hunter wanted to keep playing for the fans in attendance.  It was the official “Storyline” release day, so why not celebrate?   We had the chance to meet him after the show, and he is just as humble and sweet as you can imagine, and could not have been more gracious.  Thank YOU Hunter!

24 Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger

It’s official:  Hunter Hayes now holds the Guinness World Record for the Most Concerts in 24 Hours:  10 shows!  The excitement in the air at this show was remarkable!    We met fans at the show who were going to all 10 concerts with him – just amazing!  Hunter’s energy level was off the charts, despite it being the 7th show he’d played that day.  It was just a short 20 minute set, but was still one of our favorite shows that we’ve been to.  In addition to breaking the World Record, Hunter also wanted to raise awareness for Child Hunger Ends Here.

We hope Hunter will be back in NYC-area sooner rather than later!

Get a copy of “Storyline” on iTunes or Amazon today!  Visit our Tumblr for more photos from the shows!

Be sure to follow Hunter Hayes & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!


Join the Hunter Hayes 24-Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger

Just a day after Hunter Hayes revealed the May 6th release date for his new album, “Storyline,” he announced he’ll be having a 24-hour concert marathon to celebrate!

On May 9th and 10th 2014, Hunter will be playing 10 shows in 24-hours, in an attempt to break into the Guinness Book of World Records for most concerts played in a day!   Even better, the shows are all taking place in the country-music deprived Northeast!   That’s right NYC:  after rocking a sold-out show at Webster Hall last year in celebration of the release of “Encore,” and drawing a huge crowd a few days later at Good Morning America, Hunter is FINALLY back in New York!   He’ll be hitting venues all over the tri-state area, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

The 24-Hour Road Race appropriately kicks off with an appearance on Good Morning America, and wraps up in Philadelphia the next morning. We’ve never been to a concert that started at 2am before, but this sounds like a fun way to see Hunter and be a part of his history making celebration!  Regular admission tickets on sale now are just $10!

Hunter Hayes 24-Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger Show Times
Friday, May 9th

8:00 AM – Good Morning America – Times Square, New York, NY
9:15 AM – Paradise Rock, Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
11:30 AM – Palladium Upstairs, Worcester, MA – Buy Tickets
1:45 PM – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI – Buy Tickets
4:15 PM – Garde Art Center, New London, CT – Buy Tickets *reserved seating
6:45 PM – Toad’s Palace, New Haven, CT – Buy Tickets
9:00 PM – Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT – Buy Tickets *reserved seating

Saturday, May 10th
1:30 AM – South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ – Buy Tickets *reserved seating
2:00 AM – The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ – Buy Tickets
5:00 AM – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets

VIP Packages and details are available now on Hunter’s Official Website.

For more news on Hunter Hayes, be sure to visit his website and follow him on Twitter!

Pre-Order his album “Storyline” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “Invisible” and “Wild Card!”