Hunter Easton Hayes is a Breaux Bridge, Louisiana-born American country singer and song writer who is perhaps best known for his opening performances in Taylor Swifts “Speak Now World Tour” and from his hit single “Wanted”. Born on 9 September 1991 to Lynette and Leo Hayes who are of Cajun (Louisiana French), Irish and German descent, he is the only child in his family. He started singing and playing his guitar at a young age, in fact being active in the music industry since 2000.
How rich is Hunter Hayes? A young and talented figure who is among the recent additions to the music industry, Hunter has an estimated net worth of over $4.5 million with major contributors to his wealth being his successful albums and live shows.
Hunter Hayes Net Worth $4.5 Million
Hayes who has been interested in music since his childhood, and can play around 30 musical instruments, with his parents, though not very rich, being always supportive of his musical dream. They moved to Nashville when he was 18, where he completed his high school education before signing to Atlantic Records.
Hayes appeared in talk shows like “Maury”, “Rosie O’Donnell” and many more when he was only four years old, even appearing at a White House party for President Bill Clinton when he was seven, and starring on ‘Americas Most Talented Kids’ when he was 13. He signed to “Universal Music Publishing Group” as a song writer in 2008, then in 2010 he was signed to Atlantic Records which would become his major label. He released his self-titled debut album in 2011 which received positive reviews from critics; the song “Wanted” became a huge commercial success selling more than 3.5 million copies. His second album “Storyline” released in 2014 was also a major success. These were a strong basis for his net worth.
His presence in the music industry has been rewarded with four Grammy Award nominations for “Best New Artist”, “Best Country Solo Performance” and “Best Country Album”, being the youngest to be nominated in all three categories. In 2012, he won a Country Music Association Award as “New Artist of the Year, and has also won three BMI awards. Billboard labelled him as the “Leader of Country Music’s Youth Revolution”. Of course such recognition also helps his net worth to grow.
Along with his hit singles and albums he has also been touring, which has helped in his fame and fortune. He has tours as a supporting artist with many famous names in the music industry which has also helped in his image as well as his net worth. He has toured with Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Ashley Monroe and many other artists. He broke the Guinness world record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours, previously held by “The Flaming Lips”.
Regarding his personal life, Hayes claims to be single. He bought his first apartment a few years back close to downtown which gives a beautiful view of the Nashville skyline that he says is both inspiring and awesome. His scandal free career, quiet nature and his habit of carefully talking has added to his fame and prevented giving any wrong impressions to audiences.
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