Hunter Hayes made a lot of fans happy when he took the stage in Las Vegas to open the Academy of Country Music ACM Kick Off Party to perform one of his biggest hits “Storm Warning”. He also made a lot of people happy after his set was over. The 22-year-old singer presented a $500,000 check to the Feeding America charity. His song “Invisible”, from his next album Storyline, is the theme song for the Child Hunger Ends Here program sponsored by Conagra Foods. Feeding America is the largest domestic relief in the nation, and with this program, they hope to provide 5 million meals to hungry children in the United States.
It wasn’t all about doing good deeds for Hayes, who did seem to be having a good time;
“The weekend is about music, and it is about our love of getting to play music, and it is about the fans. So many people come in from all over the world to get to experience this whole weekend, and what better way to get it kicked off than to do what we love to do with the fans, which is jam and sing a bunch of songs together and put on our show and feel the energy that is ACM weekend.”
Hayes was joined by another country heart-throb, David Nail, who is riding the wave of his latest number one single “Whatever She’s Got” from his recently released album I’m A Fire. Nail played his new single, “Kiss You Tonight” as well as the sultry “Let It Rain”, much to the delight of his enthusiastic fans. Cole Swindell was also on the bill, delighting the crowd with his recent number one hit “Chillin’ It” and his newest single, the sexy, country-style booty call “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”. Both songs are from Swindell’s self titled debut album. Swindell was the opening act on reigning ACM Entertainer of The Year and ACM co-host Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind Of Party Tour. Swindell also wrote newcomer Craig Campbell’s smash hit “Outta My Head”and co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s collaboration with Bryan, “This Is How We Roll”, so his is a name to remember.
Hayes spent most of the day on stage; he spent the earlier part of the day rehearsing “Invisible”, which he will perform on the ACMs. Hayes is also in the midst of his We’re Not Invisible Tour, which continues throughout the summer. You can catch Hunter Hayes and the rest of the star-studded performances on CBS on Sunday night at 7 PM.