Hunter Hayes Announces Tudor Watch U.S.A. as Official Timekeeper of "Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger"
24 Hour Road Race Kicks Off May 9 On Good Morning America in Times Square Followed By a Performance on Late Show with David Letterman
Nashville, TN – (April 28, 2014) – Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes is celebrating the May 6 release of his highly anticipated album Storyline by teaming up with ConAgra Foods to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in 24 hours. Announced today, TUDOR Watch U.S.A will be the Official Timekeeper for the "Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger." Throughout the race, Hunter will be wearing a TUDOR Heritage Chrono timepiece and upon conclusion, this special timepiece engraved with the official race logo will be auctioned to raise money for Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter using #HHRECORDWEEK as Hunter attempts to break the world record during his exciting record release week.
“We thought the best way to celebrate releasing the Storyline record was to play as many shows as possible and attempt to break a record or two while we’re at it,” said Hunter about the history-making event. “It’s gonna be a blast!!”
Support acts for the 10 shows have also been revealed as breakout country duo Dan + Shay, critically-acclaimed newcomer Charlie Worsham, up-and-coming country quartet The Railers, and singer/songwriters Dean Alexander and Matt Sucich, with the official music playlist powered by “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver,” all stepping in to help Hunter attempt the to break the record. The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger,” brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program, will kick off Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America (GMA) on ABC in Times Square. He is attempting to break the record by playing 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours (current record held by the Flaming Lips with eight shows in 24 hours who broke the previous record made by Jay-Z).
The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger" is also presented in part by TUDOR, Martin Guitar, Mercedes-Benz USA, Samsung Galaxy®, Procter & Gamble, Glympse, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and is being produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG). Hunter is a Martin Guitar ambassador and will perform on a Martin OM-42 at each show, which will be auctioned at the end of the event to benefit the cause. TUDOR is the Official Timekeeper, Mercedes-Benz USA is the official car and Samsung Galaxy® is the official device and content partner of the “24 Hour Road Race.” The new Samsung Galaxy S® 5 will be used throughout the tour to capture exclusive real-time photos and videos of the concerts and road trip and will be published in real time via social media using the hashtag #HHRecordWeek.
While Hayes sets his sights on setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the most concerts in one day, Child Hunger Ends Here is issuing a challenge to break their own record for the most meals donated in 24 hours. To help us break this record and end child hunger, look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.**'
“Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger" Cities and Door Times:
|8:00 am||New York||NY||Good Morning America||No Support|
|9:15 am||Boston||MA||Paradise Rock Club||Dan + Shay|
|11:30 am||Worcester||MA||Palladium Upstairs (Acoustic Show)||Dean Alexander|
|1:45 pm||Providence||RI||Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel||Dan + Shay|
|4:15 pm||New London||CT||Grade Arts Center||Dean Alexander|
|6:45 pm||New Haven||CT||Toad’s Place||Dan + Shay|
|9:00 pm||Stamford||CT||Palace Theatre||The Railers|
|11:30 pm||South Orange||NJ||South Orange Performing Arts Center||Matt Sucich|
|2:00 am||Asbury Park||NJ||The Stone Pony (Acoustic Show)||The Railers|
|Charlie Worsham/The Railers|
Hunter will head out March 20 on his “We’re Not Invisible Tour,” presented in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program, with several dates running through the summer (dates and cities listed below). Featuring special guests Danielle Bradbery from NBC's Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Warner Bros. Records new country duo, Dan + Shay, the “We’re Not Invisible Tour” comes on the heels of Hunter’s sold-out “CMT On Tour: Let’s Be Crazy Tour” which wrapped this past December to sold-out crowds and much critical acclaim.
“We’re Not Invisible Tour” Dates
|April 23||Colorado Springs||CO||CO Springs World Arena|
|April 24||Salt Lake City||UT||UCCU Center|
|May 1||Bangor||ME||Cross Insurance Center|
|May 2||Boston||MA||Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell|
|May 3||Uncasville||CT||Mohegan Sun|
|May 29||Augusta||GA||James Brown Arena|
|May 30||Pensacola||FL||Pensacola Bay Center|
|May 31||Estero||FL||Germain Arena|
Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. The highly anticipated followup, Storyline, will be released May 6 via Atlantic Records and features his current single “Invisible.” His most recent Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his No. 1 single "I Want Crazy" marks his fourth Grammy nomination off his debut release. Hunter is currently featured as one of Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" and has played over 500 dates since 2011. The Louisiana native has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently wrapped the sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes' Let's Be Crazy tour this past fall. For more information visit www.hunterhayes.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hunterhayes and follow Hunter on Twitter http://twitter.com/hunterhayes.
**Enter the eight-digit code found on participating products. For every ConAgra Foods code entered, ConAgra Foods will donate 11.1¢ and for every P&G code entered, P&G will donate 11.1¢, the cost for Feeding America to provide one meal through its network of local food banks. ConAgra Foods codes must be entered by 8/28/14 and P&G codes must be entered by 6/16/14. ConAgra Foods will donate up to 5 million meals with a guaranteed minimum donation of 1 million meals ($111,111) and P&G will donate up to 2 million meals with a guaranteed minimum of 1 million meals ($111,111). Limit 5 code entries per person/computer each day. See ChildHungerEndsHere.com for complete details and a list of participating brands. Valid in U.S. and Puerto Rico only. © ConAgra Foods, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2014 Procter & Gamble.
TUDOR is a premium Swiss watchmaking brand appealing to people with an acute sense of style, a desire to be different and uncompromising quality expectations. Its price positioning sits in the premium segment that complements Rolex’s position in the high-end luxury segment. Since the brand name was registered for Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex, in 1926, TUDOR has benefited from Rolex’s outstanding watchmaking expertise, quality control and service. TUDOR was relaunched in 2007 with a distinctive personality and a high level of independence in its design, manufacturing and communication. TUDOR and Rolex are the two brands in the portfolio owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, which was set up in 1945 by the eponymous founder of Rolex. They respectively address the premium and the high-end segments of the market, and have distinctive roles to play. TUDOR has been inspired by motorsports since the 1970s and, in addition to being the Entitlement Partner of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, is also currently the World Timing Partner for both Ducati and the FIA World Endurance Championship
About Dan + Shay
Breakout country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) impressively debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their highly anticipated album, Where It All Began, making them the only duo in SoundScan reported history to debut at No. 1 with their first album on the Country Albums Chart and the highest charting debut artists of 2014. Released April 1st on Warner Bros. Records, the album showcases their nearly Top 10 single “19 You + Me” which has already sold over 550,000 tracks and was recently featured as a "Hot Music Download" in the new issue of People Country and called out to "equal success" in their USA Today "On The Verge" feature. Named an “act that will help define 2014” by Billboard, Dan + Shay wrote every song on their album, as well, the album was produced by Smyers and coproduced by Scott Hendricks and Danny Orton. The ACM Award Nominees are currently on tour with Hunter Hayes through May continuing on the road in June with Blake Shelton. Made up of Smyers, a Pittsburgh, PA native, and Mooney, originally of Natural Dam, AR, the two realized they had a special musical connection after meeting at a party at Smyers’ house, in his tented out living room only one year ago. What started as a late night jam session among new friends, led to daily writing sessions that resulted in songs which quickly caught the attention of publishers, label heads and radio programmers alike. For more info, please visit danandshay.com, and follow @danandshay
About Dee Jay Silver
RCA Nashville recording artist Dee Jay Silver has entertained millions as a top touring DJ/remixer/producer for more than 10 years - performing solo appearances in the U.S. and internationally as well as being opener on the tours of superstars Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley. Recently, Silver launched a syndicated country radio show titled “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver,” delivering a weekly dose of his distinctive brand of up-tempo mixes and mash-ups and featuring hits from country’s biggest stars and newcomers.
About The Railers
The Railers are made up of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Lawson, Cassandra Lawson and Tyler Oban. By combining personal lyrics, air tight harmonies and earthy instrumentation using Mandolin, Violin, Concertina, and Acoustic Guitar and percussion, the group melts their energetic songs with classic groundbreaking styles of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Dixie Chicks, Nickel Creek and Bonnie Raitt, leaving audiences with an undeniable sound and unforgettable live show. For more information and a list of tour dates, please visit http://therailersband.com.
About Matt Sucich
Matt Sucich (pron: Sue-Sitch) is from Queens, NY. His classic country writing and highenergy performances have brought him to the Bonnaroo & Firefly music festivals, CMJ, Newport Folk, & most recently Willie Nelson's Heartbreaker Banquet in Austin, TX. "On stage, Matt Sucich strikes a balance between light-hearted, straightforward humor and profound, evocative lyrics. He’s a storyteller with the ability to turn a string of metaphors and similes into images and ideas that linger long after the song ends," says Pam Segura of Pancakes & Whiskey and Bruce Warren of WXPN-FM raves Sucich is "Equal parts Lord Huron, Paul Simon and M. Ward, Sucich establishes his own voice on the playful, island flavored, 'The Lonely Dreamer.'"
About Charlie Worsham
Nashville's rising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham is currently on tour celebrating his new single “Want Me Too” off his critically-acclaimed album Rubberband, which Washington Post called an “exquisite debut.” He was recently featured in a starring guest role on an episode of Fox’s hit TV show BONES directed by David Boreanaz, which included 4 songs off of Rubberband. Originally from Grenada, Mississippi, Worsham studied music at Berklee before moving to Nashville, where he wrote and produced the entire 11-track album (coproduced by Ryan Tyndell, executive produced by Arturo Buenahora) before releasing the album on Warner Bros. Records to rave reviews. Celebrating the release with performances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Fox & Friends, the album impressively landed on several of 2013 Best Of lists; including Spin’s “Best Country Albums,” American Songwriter’s “Top 50 Albums,” and Billboard’s “Top 10 Country Albums.” iTunes also featured Rubberband as one if its “Best of 2013 Editor’s Choice and Top Sellers" as well as being featured in Rhapsody’s “Top 25 Albums of 2013.” For more information, please visit http://www.charlieworsham.com / Facebook.com/TheCharlieWorsham / follow: @charlieworsham