Country singer-songwriter and guitarist, Hunter Hayes, is featured on the latest episode of Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone. Get a first look at the journey behind Hunter’s early beginnings in Nashville, to his work in the studio and life on the road. Premieres Friday, July 22nd, at 8pm ET/PT only on Audience Music (DIRECTV ch.239 or on AT&T U-verse ch.1114).

Hailed as a “country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making” by the Los Angeles Times, five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline, on Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville. With three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and “I Want Crazy”), Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the innovative rollout of new music via streaming and digital platforms in 2015, culminating in the release of a special, three-disc collection (seven acoustic, seven studio and seven live) dubbed The 21 Project. He is currently recording music for his forthcoming third full length studio album, with a new single anticipated in mid 2016. For the latest updates, visit or follow on Twitter/Instagram @HunterHayes and

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Bonus Content

In this clip Hunter talks about how the sonic texture, instrumentation and arrangements of his records have changed through the years.

Hunter Hayes plays Ernie Ball guitar strings. Do you? Try a set:

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