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Hunter Hayes is on 24 Hour Road Race to End Childhood Hunger

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One of the things I love most about country music is how the artists and fans come together to help those in need.  You see it time and time again with disaster relief, homeless animals (thanks Miranda!) and now Hunter Hayes is attempting to make history with a very generous idea to help Outnumber Hunger.

You may have heard about it this morning on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America‘, but just in case, here’s the skinny.  Hunter Hayes is on a mission to finish his 24 Hour Road Race, attempting to play nine shows to help end childhood hunger.  If he does it, he will break the Guinness record for playing the most shows in 24 hours.

Stops today and tomorrow include Boston, Providence, New Haven, Stamford, The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey in the wee hours of the morning and winding up in Philadelphia at 5am Saturday.

So who holds the record right now?  The Flaming Lips played 8 shows in 24 hours.  Hunter’s goal is to do 10 shows before 8:00am on May 10th.

According to Taste of Country, “the long trek isn’t just a strain because of lack of sleep; it also will take a toll on Hayes’ vocals, and he’s prepared. He explains his tactics, saying, “No coffee. That would be the worst thing, you get even more tired because of it. My goal is to not to talk in between the shows because talking is actually much harder on my voice then singing, apparently. I’m learning slowly, but surely. I’ll learn all the lessons by the end of it.”

We wish Hunter and his band the very best and hats off to them for their efforts.  If you would like to see how you can help end childhood hunger, click HERE.

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