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“She rode in from the west in a summer sundress…”
Song Title: Storm Warning
Songwriter: Hunter Hayes
At 25, this American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana (plays more than 30 instruments) rocketed to country fame so fast that Billboard has dubbed him “The Leader of Country Music’s Youth Revolution”. He’s been nominated by both ACM and CMA for Best Breakthrough Artist. His debut single “Storm Warning” won USA Breakthrough Video, and BMI top 50 awards - two years in a row. Fun Fact: Not only did he co-write, sing, and co-produce the self-titled, major- label debut album, he played every instrument too!
In addition to multiple tour appearances with Taylor Swift in 2011, and Carrie Underwood (beginning in 2013), Hunter Hayes broke the record (set in 1973) for youngest solo male act to Top Hot Country Songs and in 2014, broke a Guinness World Record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours. Of course, that was before he sang the National Anthem at Game 6 of the 2016 World Series. Hope you like the song and lyrics as much as I do!
So, how about that line? Does it call to mind a memory? Instill a sense of wonder? Are you familiar with the artist or song?
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Happy H day to you, dear friend! This post was purely a learning opportunity for me because I was not familiar with Louisiana lad Hunter Hayes or his first hit single "Storm Warning." When I watched the video just now it became clear to me why he is so popular and reaping so many awards. Hunter's got it all, starting with a catchy name that is real, not a stage name. He's got energy, enthusiasm and charisma plus a fine voice and talent as big as the sky over Kansas. "Storm Warning," co-written by Hunter, is a clever song with crossover appeal. Its theme (love that hot girl/guy at your own risk) is one to which everybody can relate, including those of us who are not hardcore country music fans.
"Storm Warning" is not to be confused with a R&B single of the same name by the Volcanos, the Philadelphia vocal group of the 60s that changed its name to the Trammps and recorded "Disco Inferno" and several other great dance club songs of the 70s.
Thank you very much for introducing the exciting young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes in your H post, dear friend diedre. Have a wonderful week!
I'm not familiar with the artist, but one name in your post jumped out at me - Carrie Underwood! Fantastic.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for the introduction to Hunter Hayes. Sounds like he's a musical prodigy, playing all those instruments and getting so many accolades. He looks much younger than 25! That's a fun, catchy tune and I'm not surprised it's so popular. Go Hunter!ReplyDelete
25 years old?! Dang! dIEDRE, he looks like he's about 14.ReplyDelete
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Hi Diedre - he does look a baby! Pretty one too ... yet obviously hugely talented ... I sure hope he makes the best of it all ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Love the line, but am not familiar with this artist. Stopped listening to new country about ten years ago when it all started sounding the same and some started rapping. Rapping is not my idea of music.ReplyDelete
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This is a new name to my ears--a reminder of how out of touch I am with the modern music scene.ReplyDelete
The first thing that came to mind from the quote was a story by Irwin Shaw, "Girls in their Summer Dresses". It was a favorite story of my second wife. I read it after she talked so much about it what seems so many years ago--gosh, that would have been nearly 37 years ago! Hard to believe.
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