Hunter took the show outside Bridgestone Area while the sun was setting in Nashville, Tennessee, hand-slapping his fans as he strode up to the stage. As he sang the opening lines of “I Want Crazy,” he jumped in front of Hayniacs in a tight-fitted white T-shirt and jeans, guitar-pick necklace dangling from his neck.
The “Wanted” singer launched into the chorus, with his fans bouncing and bobbing in heart-shaped sunglasses. Two red H’s flashed behind him as the band rocked out. Hunter waved his arms in between guitar licks and sang confidently: “Are you with me baby? Let’s be crazy.”
Hayes took a break from Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Tour to grace the CMA stage. And amid his lengthy Coffee House Experiences meet-and-greets and going on the road for the 12th annual CMT on Tour, he’s dropping his debut album on June 18. For his chunk of the CMT tour, starting Oct. 10 in Knoxville, Tennesee, Hunter will hit up 21 stops in 24 cities with Ashley Monroe, wrapping up Dec. 7 in Kansas City, Missouri.
And if Hayes’ CMT Music Awards performance is any indication of what’s to come this fall on tour, we’re sure country fans will be ready to get crazy.