It’s no secret that Hunter Hayes is an overachiever. He’s sold millions of albums, has legions of loyal fans, has been nominated for GRAMMYs, can play a multitude of instruments and has added yet another accomplishment to his already impressive resume: Guinness World Records Holder.
Last week, Hayes set out to break the Flaming Lips’ record for most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours, set at eight. Not only did Hayes beat the Flaming Lips, he shattered the record, playing 10 shows in 10 records in a 24 hour period. The “24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger,” sponsored by ConAgra Foods’ celebrated the release of Storyline and kicked off in New York City before heading to Boston, Worcester, Providence, New London, New Haven, Stamford, South Orange, Asbury Park and finally, Philadelphia.
“I cannot believe how much fun this whole day has been and that it’s only been a day! 10 shows in 24 hours with the best fans in the world and a great cause with Child Hunger Ends Here,” said Hunter. “I’m so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome!”
Hayes was supported on his quest by opening acts, Dan+Shay, Charlie Worsham, The Railers, Dean Alexander and Matt Sucich, while the playlist was powered by “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver.”