Hunter Hayes On ’50 People Changing Hollywood For The Better’ List
Entertainment Weekly has picked out 50 of the “the new generation of actors, makers, authors and musicians” who are changing Hollywood for the better.
Representing the country music world is none other than Hunter Hayes. A solid pick by Entertainment Weekly, he’s a class act that has a lot on his resume already.
Last Fall, he became the youngest member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, inducted at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans during a benefit concert. He’s written tunes for the films ‘Footloose’ and ‘Act of Valor’. Carrie Underwood believed in him so much that he was invited to play on Carrie’s sold-out 90+ city tour, and he even was asked to play with Brad Paisley on his latest album.
Not to mention, Keith Urban wanted to jam with Hunter a couple months back, and even Stevie Wonder agreed to play with him on the ACM Awards. Wonder was so impressed with Hayes, they even performed together in April on ‘Dancing With the Stars’.
Let’s see, for being 21, he’s not had a slow career. Any young person trying to make it in music, here’s proof it can be done with just a ton of heart and practice.
Other stars that made the cut were Mindy Kaling, Ryan Lewis + Macklemore Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, Daniel Radcliffe, Kevin Hart, Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kerry Washington and Melissa McCarthy.