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Hunter Hayes Releases Title Track from New Album, “Storyline!”

Following his performance of “Invisible” on the Academy of Country Music Awards, Hunter surprised us by releasing the title track from his sophomore album, “Storyline,” out May 6th!   This is one of our most anticipated albums of the year, and we can’t wait to hear more from Hunter!

Check out the video below for behind-the-scenes photos of the making of “Storyline!”

You can pre-Order “Storyline” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “Invisible,” “Wildcard,” and “Storyline!”

Catch Hunter on the “We’re Not Invisible Tour” this Spring!  You can also join Hunter in the “24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger,” as he performs a record 10 shows in 24-hours!

Follow Hunter Hayes on Twitter & Facebook for more updates!

 

Dan + Shay Perform “19 You + Me” on The Ellen Show

Our favorite country music duo, Dan + Shay, performed their hit single “19 You + Me” on The Ellen Show last week.  As Dan Smyers tweeted, it was exactly 1 year after they wrote the song together!

This was one of the first major TV appearances for the duo (they also stopped by Good Morning America last week!) and Shay Mooney sure made an impression – make sure you watch around the 2:30 mark!  We still have chills.

Dan + Shay’s debut album “Where It All Began” has been #1 on the iTunes Country charts since it’s release!   You can catch them on the We’re Not Invisible Tour with Hunter Hayes this Spring!

Follow Dan + Shay on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!

The Friday Five: New Yorkers Like Country Music Too

Happy Friday!  Last week we gave you our favorite imported bands.  This week, we’re taking things a little closer to home and showing our favorite country artists at the moment.   Make sure you tune in to the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday April 6th!  An open letter to all of you:  there are lots of country fans in NYC, and we would greatly welcome any of y’all round these here parts.

1.  Dan + Shay
This is a huge week for the duo – not only did their debut album, “Where It All Began,” come out on Tuesday, it’s been #1 on the iTunes country charts all week!  Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney also made appearances on Good Morning America and Ellen this week, and will top it off with Sunday’s ACM Awards, where they are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year.  Pickup a copy of their album on iTunes or Amazon!

2. Kacey Musgraves
Kacey’s no stranger to country music fans, but she made a huge splash at this year’s Grammy Awards where won she performed her powerful song “Follow Your Arrow.”  In light up country boots to boot.  Her album, “Same Trailer, Different Park,” won Best Country Award at the Grammys.  Get it now on iTunes!

3.  Hunter Hayes
We have to give Hunter full credit for getting us into country music.  His self-titled debut is on the top of our favorite albums of any genre, and he’s one of our favorite artists to see live!   We can’t wait to catch him on the We’re Not Invisible Tour with Dan + Shay in May!   You can catch Hunter performing his latest single, “Invisible,” at the ACM Awards!  Pre-order his new album Storyline, out May 6th!

4. Sam Hunt
The Georgia native played football for the University of Alabama before moving to Nashville to pursue a career in songwriting.   He’s already co-written songs for Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, and is working on his debut album due in 2014.  His single “Raised On It” is on iTunes now!  He’ll be playing a few shows with Hunter Hayes and Dan + Shay this summer!  Check out his official website to download his “Between the Pines” acoustic mixtape for free!

5. Needtobreathe
They’re probably the most traditional country artist on our list, but when we saw them open for Taylor Swift on the Speak Now Tour a couple of years ago, we instantly loved their sound.   Their new album, “Rivers in the Wasteland,” will be out on April 15th but you can pre-order it now and get 4 tracks instantly, including “The Heart!”

 

Dan+Shay’s Debut Album “Where It All Began” Is Out Now!

Country duo Dan+Shay just released their debut album, “Where It All Began!”   The duo, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, met just a year ago in Nashville (in a tent of all places), and started writing songs together the next morning.  It’s been a whirlwind year for them, with the early success of their single, “19 You + Me,” which was added to country radio stations across the US last fall, and has peaked at #12 on the charts as of release day.   They have already been nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for Vocals Duo of the Year.   Tune in on April 6th to see if they win!

Dan + Shay have been releasing tracks in anticipation of the album, including “19 You + Me,”  “What You Do To Me,” and “Show You Off.”  Each track has already been in heavy rotation in the Secret Fangirl office!  (We may have played “What You Do To Me” about 10 times in a row after it was released during the Oscars.)  The album has been streaming on Spotify for the past week, and yes we have been playing it every day since.  We’re so excited to get the full album for ourselves!

From the first notes of this album, you know it’s going to be on repeat all summer long!  The album is the perfect blend of country crooning, upbeat pop melodies, and lyrics that make us wish it was perpetually summer.  Dan+Shay nailed it not only musically, but from live performances to hanging out with fans before concerts, these guys have the star quality and potential to become heavy hitters in the country world within the next year. Hopefully they can become the next big crossover duo into the pop world, too!

It’s really difficult to pick a favorite song, they’re all so good! A few standout tracks are definitely “Stop Drop + Roll”, “Parking Brake”, and “First Time Feeling”.

Basically, this album makes us want to drive around with the windows down, drinking real Southern sweet tea, and pick up our acoustic guitar again.

Dan + Shay FB photo
Make sure you pick up your copy of Dan+Shay’s debut album, “Where It All Began” on iTunes and Amazon now!

Be sure to catch Dan+Shay on tour with Hunter Hayes right now! Get dates and ticket info HERE. If you missed out on tickets for this tour, Dan+Shay are hopping on the “Ten Times Crazier” Tour with Blake Shelton in June! Get all the dates and ticket info HERE.

Be sure to visit DanAndShay.com and  don’t forget to follow Dan+Shay on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The Friday Five: Albums We’re Looking Forward To in 2014

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for The Friday Five! This week, we’re picking five upcoming albums that we are totally excited to hear. So, let’s get started!!!

1. AJR – Title and Release Date TBD
AJR’s unique sound makes us excited about music again! The indie pop band, comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, are the true definition of an independent, DIY artist.  We’ve loved every song we’ve heard from them so far (seriously, it’s impossible to pick a favorite), and can’t wait to hear more!  They’re tentatively naming their debut album “Living Room,” as much of the album was written, produced and recorded from their parents’ living room in NYC.  The album should be released sometime this Spring.  Are you ready?

While you wait for the album, make sure to download their EP 6foot1!

2. Hunter Hayes – “Storyline” (due May 6th)
Hunter is another artist who makes us excited about music again. The multi-talented singer not only wrote or co-wrote every track on his self-titled debut, he also played the 30+ instruments used in the recording.  We had the opportunity to attend his “Encore” release concert at Webster Hall last summer, and were blown away by his musicianship.   We’re thrilled to finally be seeing Hunter live again on the “We’re Not Invisible Tour,” and for his new album, “Storyline!”   And have you heard about how you can be a part of Hunter’s attempt to break the world record for most concerts in 24-hours?

You can pre-order “Storyline” now and get an instant download of the tracks “Invisible” and “Wild Card!” 

3. Dan + Shay – “Where It All Began” (due April 1st)
We hadn’t heard of country duo Dan + Shay until they were announced as the opening act on Hunter Hayes’ “We’re Not Invisible Tour,” but it was love at first listen when we heard their single “19 You + Me.”  The duo met last year in Nashville, and started writing together the next day.   If the rest of their album is anywhere near as good as the tracks they’ve released so far, including “What You Do To Me” and “Show You Off,” we may have our new favorite summer album.

You can pre-order their debut album, “Where It All Began,” now and get an instant download of all 3 tracks!

4. Austin Mahone – Title and Release Date TBD
It’s hard to believe that after releasing so many hit singles, we STILL don’t know when Austin’s debut album will be released.  Austin just wrapped up his first headlining tour with MTV, and we’re hoping we’ll have an announcement for a new tour and album before the summer!

Be sure to follow Austin on Twitter for updates and get his latest single, “MMM Yeah” on iTunes!

5. The Vamps – Title TBA  (due April 14th in the UK; US Date TBD)
Unfortunately for now there is no US release date for this album, but we are eagerly awaiting the release date!    We love The Vamps energetic sound and after a very solid set at their headlining show in NYC, we’re looking forward to hearing more!

While we wait for an official US release date, you can pickup their single Wild Heart on iTunes!

Dan + Shay Release “Show You Off” From The Warehouse Sessions

Last night, Dan + Shay surprised us with a new song from their debut album “Where It All Began” and today, they released a new video for “Show You Off” from the Warehouse Sessions!

We are totally in love with this song!! It’s definitely something we’re going to blast in the car, windows down, driving around a beach town in the summer.

Pre-order “Where It All Began” on iTunes now and download three songs instantly!

Don’t forget to get your tickets to Hunter Hayes’ “We Are Not Invisible Tour” with Dan+shay and Danielle Bradbery. Tour kicks off this week! Click HERE for the dates and tickets.

Visit Dan+Shay’s official website, and follow the guys on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

The Friday Five: Summer Tours That We Are Super Excited For

1. Hunter Hayes – “We Are Not Invisible Tour” feat. Dan+Shay, and Danielle Bradbery
It’s no secret that we are completely obsessed with Hunter Hayes (and Dan+Shay for that matter) but this tour tops this week’s Friday Five. Even better, Hunter is trying to set a world record for most concerts played in 24 hours AND it’s all in the country music deprived Northeast!! Click HERE for dates and ticket info.

2. Backstreet Boys – “In A World Like This Tour”
This morning, BSB announced they will be touring North America with Avril Lavigne. We are totally hyped on that lineup because who didn’t love “Sk8r Boi” the first time around?!  Click HERE for dates and ticket info and visit BackstreetBoys.com for VIP packages, upgrades, and fan club pre-sales.

3. 5SOS – “Stars Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour” feat. Jackson Guthy
Aussie band 5 Seconds Of Summer announced their highly anticipated North American tour and it sold out in minutes and tickets keep popping up for $300 on StubHub for the shows! They don’t even have an album out yet and already selling out concerts? That’s crazy. For ticket info and all of the dates, click HERE!

4. Bruno Mars – “Moonshine Jungle Tour 2014”
We all love “The Lazy Song” and “When I Was Your Man”, and who DIDN’T love his halftime performance!?? Don’t miss your chance to have Bruno croon his way into your heart forever on his upcoming summer tour! Get all of the dates and ticket info HERE.

5. Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour feat. Daughtry and The Plain White T’s
In keeping with the 90s-00s nostalgia, the Goo Goo Dolls decided to go on another summer tour! This time they’re bringing Daughtry out with them. (we tried to sing one of their songs but it turns out we kept singing Nickleback….hey! kinda the same thing, right?) Click HERE for all of the dates and for ticket information.

Hunter Hayes Premieres “Invisible” Music Video

On the heels of a couple of huge announcements, Hunter Hayes released his video for the new single “Invisible” today.

The song has a very powerful message and Hunter definitely showed that in this moving video. Check it out below!

You can catch Hunter Hayes on the “We’re Not Invisible” Tour kicking off next week, with guests Dan + Shay and Danielle Bradbery.  View the dates here!

Be sure to follow Hunter on Twitter and Facebook 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!”

Hunter Hayes Announces New Album “Storyline”

As Hunter Hayes’ “We Are Not Invisible Tour” gets closer, we’re getting more and more hints about the tour and details about the new album!

Hunter Hayes "Storyline" album art bigger

Hunter announced his new album, “Storyline”, is due out May 6, 2014. Pre-order the album now on iTunes and receive the new single “Invisible” and “Wild Card” immediately!

Check out the track listing below!

Hunter Hayes’ Storyline Track Listing
1. Wild Card (Hayes/Laird/Dean)
2. Storyline (Hayes/Verges/Paslay)
3. Still Fallin (Hayes/Pierce)
4. Tattoo (Hayes/Verges/Dean)
5. Invisible (Hayes/Baker/Elam)
6. …interlude (Hayes/Baker/Elam/Dean/Buckmaster)
7. You Think You Know Somebody (Hayes/Ellis)
8. Flashlight (Hayes/Verges/Dean)
9. When Did You Stop Loving Me (Hayes/Ellis)
10. …like I was saying (jam) (Hayes/Ellis)
11. Secret Love (Hayes/Ellis)
12. Nothing Like Starting Over (Hayes/Verges/Sampson)
13. If It’s Just Me (Hayes/Baker/Elam)
14. Love Too Much (Hayes/Ellis)

Visit HunterHayes.com for more information about the new album and to pre-order.

Make sure you follow Hunter Hayes on Twitter and Facebook.
Get more information and tickets to Hunter’s “We Are Not Invisible Tour” HERE! VIP ticket packages launch tomorrow – March 12th.