The Bowery Presents
MTV Artist To Watch Live: Hunter Hayes

MTV Artist To Watch Live: Hunter Hayes

Ashley Monroe, Striking Matches

Tue, June 18, 2013

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Webster Hall

New York, NY

$40 general admission / $95 VIP package

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This event is 16 and over

Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes
Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album has already 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. “I Want Crazy,” off his critically acclaimed album, Hunter Hayes (Encore), recently received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance, marking his fourth GRAMMY nomination off his debut release. His current single, “Everybody’s Got Somebody but Me” featuring Jason Mraz, was recently highlight by the Los Angeles Times for the innovative one-take mash-up video that brought together Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records and Warner Music Nashville for a YouTube first, creating a music video that features breakout YouTube stars as well as more established musicians. Hunter has played over 500 dates since 2011. He 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 with 24 dates in 21 cities this past fall. The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr. and Stevie Wonder.
Striking Matches
Simply stated, Striking Matches, made up of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, came to Nashville to play music. Sarah, a Philadelphia native and Justin from Atlanta met when a professor at Belmont University paired them at random to play for a classroom full of guitar majors. Consequently, their first performance was the first time they had ever played together. The pair has been writing and performing ever since. Their influences range from Jerry Reed to the Beatles, John Mayer to Patsy Cline, and back again. It becomes more obvious every day that they were born to play music together.
Sarah and Justin put out their first self-titled EP in October 2012, and their song "When the Right One Comes Along" (co-written with Georgia Middleman) was featured on ABC's new drama "Nashville". Since then, the duo has performed across the country opening for acts like Kip Moore and John Hiatt, as well as Nashville's New Year's Even Bash On Broadway with the Fray, and the Grand Ole Opry.
Venue Information:
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY, 10003