Words matter. These are the best Hunter Hayes Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I am a huge, huge Ronnie Milsap fan. I have been for a long time.
I am blessed beyond belief.
Albums are chapters. They’re part of a story.
The rule of songwriting: say what you want to say, say it again, say it a different way, then say it again.
When I was in high school, I had binders with pictures of tour buses.
I’m naturally shy, so the social media thing is new to me. I haven’t really figured out how my voice sounds on social media, you know? I don’t want to tweet everyday just for the sake of tweeting. I want to make sure whatever I do there is honest. Social media can very quickly get fake, and I don’t want to be that guy.
Music is by no means something I was like, ‘I’m going to make a career out of this!’ It’s the only thing I know how to do, so it was more like, ‘I hope to God I can make a career out of this!’
I don’t even have a type, I don’t think. My type is just whoever can get along with me.
I write for myself. I don’t write because I have a record coming out. I write because I want to. I need to.
I want people to say about me, ‘I know he’s making music because he loves it.’
I truly believe that when you’ve found the one you’re searching for, you become a better version of yourself. You’re better for it.
Meeting Stevie Wonder was a massive, lifetime achievement for me. He’s one of the sweetest people. I sense a kindred spirit in him, and I hope he’d say the same. Actually, he did.
My first instrument was an accordion. Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage.
I’m from Louisiana, and that’s where I got my start, in Cajun music. There’s a huge music scene down there centered around our culture. Those are people that are not making music for a living. They are making music for the fun of it. And I think that’s the best way I could have been introduced to music.
I could be myself. I’m very shy and awkward. I think the best thing is to embrace it.
My celebrity crush is not gonna find out who my celebrity crush is anytime soon. I’m so nervous! I may keep that to myself because if I do meet her and she already knows about it, that could be awkward.
My favorite song depends on the day, what I’m going through, what I’m feeling.
Yes, I did lock myself in my room for about two years and write some songs and things like that. But I don’t feel like I missed out on a whole lot.
My dad said ‘When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life,’ and I agree with that.
I don’t believe in making a record and rushing it.
Robert Duvall saw me playing at a restaurant in Louisiana and invited me to be an extra in his movie ‘The Apostle.’ He gave me a guitar for my sixth birthday, and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world.
I used to think there was a scientific way to do things. Like a proper way to answer a question or that kind of stuff. It’s like, there’s not! There’s not a method, there’s not a science to it.
There’s a lot of people I’d like to write with, like Keith Urban or even as far out as Stevie Wonder.
I love driving. I’ve been obsessed with driving something since I was a kid.
I love flying planes.
I like driving around town and listening to new records.
I was addicted to playing music.
Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage. What ended up happening was I started learning about more instruments, so I just kind of went that route. Music’s really all I’ve ever done.
‘Encore’ was an experiment. ‘Encore’ was the second chance at a first impression. ‘Encore’ was not completely planned.
To be the name on somebody’s shirt that they’ve made themselves in preparation for one of your shows – it doesn’t get much cooler than that.
I’ve got some crazy, stupid big goals. I really wanna headline arenas. I wanna have such a big crew that we’ve got to have 20 or 30 buses on the road because that’s how big the show we’re putting on is.
There is a bit of a movement as far as younger people in country music. That is cool because people are saying things like, ‘I didn’t listen to country music until so-and-so came along.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah! Now you know why I love it.’
Every demo I do has a mandolin or resonator on it – some element of the bluegrass or classic country world that I grew up listening to and that first drew me in. And then I always try to find somewhere for a bluesy guitar sound, because that’s also what I love.
If I could make noise with anything, I was going to.
I hope people half my age and twice my age will listen to my music – I want it to live forever and for my audience to feel like they have a friend in my music. Music is a spirit. It heals. It’s an amazing thing to be loved and appreciated, and sometimes, music has not just been my best friend, it’s been my only friend.
As a new artist – I don’t care who you talk to – I think everyone would agree, it’s hard to get your expectations right.
I always loved LeAnn Rimes and especially Clint Black for his soulfulness. As I’ve gotten older, my influences have broadened – John Mayer, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Beatles – all of these artists have somehow been a part of my development as a songwriter.
I wrote my first song at 6. I spent every day with the guitar, and I just made up songs.
In any city or town, you can find a good, rocking Italian place. The most unhealthy thing on the menu? I’ll have two of those!
I struggled with feeling confident for a long time, but I think it’s important to be strong and not compromise for anyone or a relationship – I’m drawn to that.