Song Of The Week 5/4/13

The winner this week is “I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes. For more about the song, check out Push Play & Listens write up.

The winner this week coincides with an exciting announcement he made this morning.

Platinum selling country artist Hunter Hayes is partnering up with CMT on tour to bring his fans the Let’s Be Crazy Tour. The tour will support Hayes’ new album “Hunter Hayes Encore” out on June 18th. Tickets for the tour go on sale June 14 and 21. Those fans who preordered Hayes’ new album or download his new app will be eligible to purchase tickets earlier.

The tour will stop in 21 cities and will feature special guest Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies. You can find the list of dates below.

Hunter Hayes’ CMT on Tour: Let’s Be Crazy Tour Dates:

10/10 – Knoxville, Tenn. | Knoxville Civic Auditorium
10/11 – Savannah, Ga. | Johnny Mercer Theatre
10/12 –  Columbia, S.C. | South Carolina State Fair
10/17 – Atlanta, Ga. | Fox Theatre
10/18-19 – Nashville, Tenn. | Ryman Auditorium
10/24 – Muncie, Ind.| Emens Auditorium at Ball State University
10/25 – Chicago | Rosemont Theatre
10/26 – Louisville, Ky. | Louisville Palace Theater
11/1 – Birmingham, Ala. |  BJCC Concert Hall
11/2 – Greensboro, N.C. | War Memorial Auditorium
11/8 – Evansville, Ind. | Aiken Theatre at the Centre
11/9 – Cleveland | State Theatre at Playhouse Square
11/10 –Detroit | Fox Theatre
11/14 – St. Louis | Fox Theatre
11/15 – Sioux City, Iowa | Orpheum Theatre
11/16 – Omaha, Neb. | Orpheum Theater
11/20 – Lafayette, La. | Heymann Performing Arts Center
11/22 – Dallas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
11/23 – Tulsa, Okla. | Brady Theater
12/4-5 – Minneapolis | Orpheum Theatre
12/6-7 – Kansas City, Mo. | The Midland by AMC

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Music News Round Up 4/30/13

Check out the new episode of Music News Round Up, which features music news of all kinds, from new music videos, new singles, upcoming tours to musical television news.

This episode features news about Hunter Hayes, Big Time Rush, Emblem 3, Lee Dewyze, Cody Simpson and more. Push play and listen as I get you caught up on some of music’s biggest news, right here on Push Play & Listen.

Hunter Hayes’ Single Talks “Crazy” Love

Platinum selling country singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes premiered his new single “I Want Crazy” last night on the Academy of Country Music Awards.

“I Want Crazy” is the first single off of Hayes’ reboot of his debut album “Hunter Hayes (Encore).” The song starts with a strong catchy guitar riff much like that of his first single “Storm Warning.”

Hayes’ voice comes in strong talking about catching a flight to see is love’s eyes and the “fall” he took for her.

“Yeah, our first date, girl, the season changed/That got washed away in a summer rain/You can’t undo a fall like this/’Cause love don’t know what distance is.”

The song’s theme revolves around Hayes ability to only think about his girl and describes the best love is one filled with unexplainable feelings and spontaneous actions spawned for your feelings.

“Yeah, I wanna be scared, don’t wanna know why/I wanna feel good, don’t have to be right/The world makes all kinds of rules for love/I say you gotta let it do what it does.”

For more lyrics, head over to Pop! Goes the Chart.

On top of the catchy music, Hayes lyrics come off truthful while staying light and playful.

Hayes’ songwriting ability is continuing to grow and this song is proof of it as once again the simplicity of his word choices depict a very colorful and relatable picture.

In Hayes’ weekly webisode For The Love Of Music, he talks about the natural progression of the song and how it stands to be a song that incorporates a combination of themes from his other songs, like number one singles “Wanted” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak.” You can hear all about it in the video below.

Hayes premiered the song last night on the Academy of Country Music Awards. It was a lively performance which incorporated Hayes’ signature chalked lyrics look, balloons and confetti. Catch is performance below.

Will “I Want Crazy” be able to follow Hayes’ previous singles to the number 1 spot on country radio? Only time will tell, but the song it built to be a song of the summer.

“I Want Crazy” is available for download now. Hayes’ rerelease, “Hunter Hayes (Encore)” hits selves June 18th and is available for pre-order on hunterhayes.com and iTunes.

Hayes’ site has a bunch of deals available. If you pre-order a digital copy of  “Hunter Hayes (Encore)” you will receive an instant download of “I Want Crazy.”

On May 7th, the site will launch VIP presale packages that will feature exclusive merchandise, a physical copy of the cd and more. Those who pre-order the digital copy of the album through hunterhayes.com will receive a $9.99 credit towards those VIP presale packages.

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Music News Round Up Week of April 1st

Check out this week’s episode of Music News Round Up for new music and tour news from artists Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Hanson, Big Time Rush and Hunter Hayes.

You can check out more details about the Jonas Brothers at their website.

Demi Lovato’s album artwork and details are talked about here.

More details on Hanson’s new album, single and tour are located on their website.

Check out Big Time Rush’s Summer Break Tour details and see if they are coming to a city near you.

Visit Hunter Hayes’ website for his new single and album details.