Hunter may have performed three songs on the ‘Today’ show as part of its Toyota Summer Concert Series on June 21, but one song was all it took to prove that he’s a true country superstar. HollywoodLife.com got to see the country cutie in action at the ‘Today’ show plaza, and he was all we could have ever wanted!
Hunter Hayes, 21, has had quite a year. In the past twelve months, he has toured with Carrie Underwood, announced a two-month-long headlining tour for CMT On Tour and was nominated for 20 awards, six of which he won — including a Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year. And when he performed for thousands of screaming girls on the Today show plaza, it was clear his latest achievements were well deserved!
Hunter Hayes Performs On ‘Today’ Show — Danielle Bradbery Watches From Crowd
Hunter performed three of his hits on Today. First, he sang his most recent single, “I Want Crazy,” followed by his triple-platinum heart-melter, “Wanted,” and finished with “Somebody’s Heartbreak.”
The amazing thing about Hunter’s performances is that the rehearsals were just as full of energy and smiles as the actual TV performances. Hunter always looked like he was genuinely enjoying himself, which made it that much more enjoyable to watch! His adorable face didn’t hurt to look at either.
What made him even more lovable is the fact that he stuck around after his performances to sign autographs. He was so sweet to his fans, thanking them all and telling them how much he loves them!
Hunter is no rookie when it comes to the music business — he’s been performing since he was five years old — and it was extremely evident as he looked and sounded better than ever on Today. Despite his obvious enjoyment of performing, he still finds himself to be the shy guy he was before making it big.
“I still am (shy),” he told Matt Lauer. “I’m shy, awkward, all that good stuff. The stage is where I’m comfortable; this is where I become myself the most. This is my home, these are my best friends,” he said, pointing to the crowd. “This is where I feel best.”
Aww! He definitely belongs on the stage, and we hope to see him performing for years and years to come!
Danielle Bradbery Watches Hunter Hayes From The Crowd: Possible Fling?
The recent Voice champ, Danielle Bradbery, 16 was a guest on Today, prior to Hunter’s performance. Was there a coincidence in that scheduling, NBC?
Whether or not NBC meant to have them on Today the same day, just four days after they performed together on night one of The Voice finale, Hunter made an appearance during Danielle’s interview to give her an OM guitar, which he called his “favorite guitar in the world.”
As if that doesn’t ignite romance rumors enough, Danielle went out to watch Hunter perform after her interview! Do we have a new country fling — not involving Taylor Swift — on our hands? They did look pretty cute performing together on The Voice, after all!
Do YOU love Hunter Hayes as much as we do, HollywoodLifers? Would he and Danielle make a cute couple?
— Taylor Weatherby
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