Hunter Hayes Drops New Single & Will Hit the Road for “Closer to You” Tour

Hunter Hayes Drops New Single & Will Hit the Road for “Closer to You” Tour

Hunter Hayes shipped a new single, “Heartbreak,” to country radio on March 25.

“Heartbreak” marks Hunter’s first single since 2016’s “Yesterday’s Song.” The new tune is the lead single from Hunter’s upcoming third studio album, which is expected later this year.

“It’s a song about freedom,” says Hunter. “It’s a song about true honest happiness and love and how there is love for everyone. Not only are you worthy of being loved but there is somebody out there who loves you even though they haven’t met you. In the darkness of a heart breaking, I’m here to tell you there’s also a whole lotta light.”

Listen to “Heartbreak” below.

In addition, Hunter will embark on his 20-date Closer to You Tour in April, with stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, L.A. and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Closer to You Tour

  • April 18 | Atlanta, Ga. | Buckhead Theatre
  • April 25 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | The Intersection
  • April 26 | Chicago, Ill. | Joe’s Live
  • April 27 | Royal Oak, Mich. | Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • May 2 | Madison, Wis. | The Sylvee
  • May 3 | Rockford, Ill. | Coronado Performing Arts Center
  • May 4 | Milwaukee, Wis. | Eagles Ballroom
  • May 9 | Silver Spring, Md. | The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • May 10 | Philadelphia, Pa. | The Fillmore Philly
  • May 11 | Columbus, Ohio | Express Live!
  • May 16 | Kansas City, Mo. | Midland Theatre
  • May 17 | Denver, Colo. | Ogden Theatre
  • May 18 | Grand Junction, Colo. | Avalon Theater
  • May 21 | Tucson, Ariz. | Rialto Theatre
  • May 23 | San Francisco, Calif. | Regency Ballroom
  • May 24 | Anaheim, Calif. | House of Blues Anaheim
  • May 25 | Los Angeles, Calif. | The Fonda Theatre
  • May 30 | Cleveland, Ohio | The Agora Ballroom
  • May 31 | Lexington, Ky. | Manchester Music Hall
  • June 1 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Bogart’s

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell