Hunter Hayes fans, get stoked — the three-time Grammy nominated O Music Awards performer will take part in MTV’s Artist to Watch Live series and campaign. The concert will be livestreamed on June 18th from New York’s iconic Webster Hall on MTV.com with select performances then made available for on-demand viewing on Artists.MTV.
Hunter is a multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and performer who was nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards, including nods for his songwriting and producing. His critically acclaimed multi-platinum selling self-titled album has had two No. 1 singles selling more than four million singles to date while the CD is nearing platinum certification. Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades. He has played to sold out venues across the US and Canada on his MOST WANTED headline tour and is currently touring with Carrie Underwood on her “Blown Away Tour.” The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr. and most recently, Stevie Wonder and will now perform at Webster Hall on Tuesday, June 18th with the show and livestream on MTV.com. Tickets to attend the show can be purchased here beginning Friday, April 12.
In January, MTV first announced Artist to Watch, a new pro-artist and music discovery initiative and campaign across all of MTV’s television channels, websites and social networks. Every two weeks, MTV selects and features a new “Artist to Watch” that spans multiple genres including pop, EDM, hip hop and rock. Each artist is showcased across MTV’s various television channels, websites and social networks. MTV showcases exclusive content across its various channels including live performances, interviews, video rotation, song placements in shows and more.
As part of the campaign, each month, MTV presents Artist To Watch events in New York as well as other cities. Previous Artist to Live performers have included Zedd, Robert DeLong, Jessie Ware, Twenty One Pilots, Timeflies and Austin Mahone.
Read our interview with Hunter here.