HUNTER HAYES’ “INVISIBLE” NOW AIRING ACROSS CMT, MTV, VH1, NICKELODEON, PALLADIA AND CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORMS ON MARCH 12
NEW YORK/NASHVILLE – March 12, 2014 – Hunter Hayes’ music video for “Invisible” world premiered today in a monster roadblock across CMT, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Palladia and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment platforms at 8 a.m. ET. The video is now live exclusively across HunterHayes.CMT.com, iHeartRadio.com and more than 120 Clear Channel county station websites, along with the newly launched CMT Artists App for iPhone. The joint premiere has potential to reach over 100 million TV viewers across the Viacom networks, along with Clear Channel’s deep fan-base of 89 million country music listeners per month.
Hunter debuted his new single “Invisible,” the first track from his highly-anticipated second album, at this year’s Grammy Awards. The song jumped to the top of the charts in its first week for selling more than 126,000 singles. For every download of “Invisible” on iTunes, Child Hunger Ends Here is donating the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, for up to one million meals.*
A favorite across all of the Viacom channels, Hunter has been featured extensively since he first came onto the music scene in 2010; including performances and appearances on the CMT Music Awards, CMT Artists of the Year, O Music Awards, MTV Artist to Watch, CMT Listen Up, CMT on Tour and more. Hayes will also perform live at the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival, when country music's biggest superstars hit the stage in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 29, to celebrate all things country.
“We are proud to work with CMT and Viacom to bring our passionate Country fans Hunter Hayes’ new music video,” said Clay Hunnicutt, Executive Vice President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “From the start, Clear Channel has been a huge supporter of Hunter Hayes – he's a hot, new country artist that we were excited to introduce our listeners to and now bring to the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin this month.”
“We’ve been huge fans of Hunter right from the beginning. He is an incredible Viacom Music Group partner starting with CMT Listen Up in 2011, to a year-long promotional campaign, which culminated with him as headliner of CMT On Tour last year,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “We’re excited to continue that exposure with the massive premiere of ‘Invisible’ across five Viacom networks and our Clear Channel partners.”
Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. The highly anticipated follow-up, Storyline, will be released May 6 via Atlantic Records and features his current single “Invisible.” His most recent Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his No. 1 single "I Want Crazy" marks his fourth Grammy nomination off his debut release. Hunter is currently featured as one of Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" and has played over 500 dates since 2011. The Louisiana native has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently wrapped the sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes' Let's Be Crazy tour this past fall.
For more information on Hunter, visit www.hunterhayes.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/hunterhayes and follow Hunter on Twitter http://twitter.com/hunterhayes.
* For every “Invisible” song iTunes download between 1/27/14 and 4/4/14, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal (11.1¢) to Feeding America, up to 1 million meals. Valid in U.S. and Puerto Rico only.
CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
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