When “Wanted” became a #1 hit for Hunter Hayes and helped Hunter Hayes become a chart-topping Gold-certified album, it always seemed to make sense that he’d become one of the rare Country Music artists to come out with an expanded version of the album. The album, which was released when Gold-selling first single “Storm Warning” was still rising the charts, was a slow-building, certifiable hit and thus had much more life than the average album. Therefore, the news that Hunter Hayes (ENCORE) will be released June 18, 2013 is not all that surprising.
The new single from the Deluxe edition of the album is called “I Want Crazy” and Hunter Hayes will world premiere the song during his performance at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. The show will air Sunday on CBS at 8pm ET/PT. The deluxe album will feature six other new and re-recorded tracks and will be available for iTunes pre-order immediately following his performance on the ACM Awards.
Hunter is nominated for six ACM Award and is the second-most nominated artist this year.This marks his first nominations in the “Song of the Year” (artist and composer), “Single Record of the Year” (artist and producer) and “Video of the Year” categories (all for Double Platinum single “Wanted”).
Hunter’s current single on radio, the Gold-certified single “Somebody’s Heartbreak” is #1 on the Radio chart’s this week.