Once in a great while, someone comes along that stops you in your tracks. Someone... that was born to do this. This music thing. And dont let the 'Country' connotation make you wary. There is more Power Pop going on here than back porch picking. And every song on this offering is a gem. No fillers here. Superb production, heartfelt lyrics, sincere vocals, and Hunter is adept on 30 different instruments. Hunter wears his heart on his sleeve, and transcends the sugar sweet, with from the heart sincerity. Thoughts of The Everly Brothers, and early John Mayer come to mind, with a pinch of Louisiana Rusty & Doug.
Hunter Hayes is no flash in the pan, flavor of the month. He is one of the few shining stars, in the bleak and fickle world of contemporary music.
Excellence and Sincerity can go a long way. This is one of the best albums of the year. God Bless Hunter Hayes.
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