Country music is a genre defined by timeless talents and rising stars, and in the case of 22-year-old Hunter Hayes, both. Once a small-town up-and-comer from Louisiana, Hunter has definitely worked his way to the top of the Nashville scene as a four-time Grammy nominee and CMA award winning artist. In addition, both his self-titled debut album and his latest, Storyline, topping the Billboard’s Country Albums chart.

As a multi-platinum artist with three consecutive No. 1 singles, Hunter has been very busy making the rounds, appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Talk, E! News, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and now, Hunter will be close to us as he’ll participate at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 75th Anniversary concert.

Only an hour and a half from Binghamton, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is nestled at the center of Cooperstown, and on August 2nd, 2014, Hunter Hayes along with Paul Simon, Yolanda Williams, Juan Luis Guerra, and the Boston Pops will be part of a two-hour concert event at the Clark Sports Center beginning at 8pm.

A family favorite among New Yorkers and a sanctuary worthy of pilgrimage for baseball fans everywhere, the Hall of Fame boasts an impressive collection of just under 40,000 three-dimensional items, three million books and documents, 500,000 photographs, and a plaque gallery as its centerpiece.

Several Hall of Fame members including Ozzie Smith, Rod Carew, and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams will be making appearances at the event, and thanks to its collaboration with the Grammy Museum (Los Angeles, CA), the Hall of Fame’s all-star lineup of athletes and musicians is sure to be a home-run.

The chart-topping Hunter Hayes acts as a seamless bridge between the worlds of baseball and music, representing the tireless passion reminiscent of baseball’s greatest and the youthful innovation of country music’s next era.

"Baseball's best are referred to as five-tool players, because they can run, throw, catch, hit and hit for power. Hunter plays 30 instruments, writes, sings and is wildly popular. His music career is well on its way to the top,” says Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson.

We have no doubt that  Hunter will do his fellow country stars proud and remind America of why preserving its national past-time is so important when he performs three songs accompanied by the Boston Pops at the event in August.

It’s not every day that an event as historic as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 75th Anniversary takes place so close to home. A silent auction and other events will be taking place at the Clark Sports Center before the 8pm concert, so arrive early and stay late! If you’re interested in attending the event and cheering on Hunter in August, check out the event’s website for tickets and more information.

*Written with help from Intern Sabrina.