Thursday, September 24, 2020

Concert Review: Hunter Hayes performs at Webster Hall in New York

Hellenic News
Hellenic News
The copyrights for these articles are owned by HNA. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HNA and its representatives.

Latest articles

Hermes Expo Announces Webinar Schedule for First-Ever Virtual Expo

The first-ever Virtual Hermes Expo is America’s most anticipated virtual vendor exhibition and webinar conference for Greek, Greek-American, and Philhellenic businesses and professionals. This...


Νέα Υόρκη – Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Ελπιδοφόρος συναντήθηκε σήμερα με τον Υπουργό Εξωτερικών των Η.Π.Α. Mike Pompeo, προκειμένου να συζητήσουν μία σειρά από σημαντικά...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with Secretary of State Pompeo

Today, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss a number of issues important to the Ecumenical Patriarchate,...

This September, You’ll Have a Chance to Connect Online at the Virtual Hermes Expo

The Hermes Expo, one of the greatest business networking opportunities for the Greek-American and Philhellenic business communities is going virtual. The first-ever Virtual Hermes Expo...

Daughters of Penelope Alope Chapter 158 Awards Local Scholarship

By: Maria Neal, DOP                                         ...

Women in Olive Oil: New Group Becomes a Global Movement

In April 2020, Jill Myers founded Women in Olive Oil (WIOO), starting with a small Facebook group that expanded globally in just a few...

Senator Bob Menendez sounds alarm over Trump, Erdogan relationship in a letter to National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien

September 21, 2020 Mr. Robert O’Brien National Security Adviser National Security Council 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. O’Brien: I write regarding President Trump’s engagement with Turkey’s...

HunterHayesDLXNOTEXT  copy
Concert Review: Hunter Hayes performs at Webster Hall in New York


By: Markos Papadatos


Atlantic Nashville recording artist Hunter Hayes played at New York City’s Webster Hall on June 18 as part of an ‘MTV Artist to Watch Live’ showcase.

Thanks for reading Hellenic News of America


The country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist opened his set with “A Thing About You,” a new tune from his “Encore” CD.

“It is so good to see all of you guys tonight,” Hunter stated.


It was followed by “Can’t Say Love” and the optimistic “Better Than This,” which is about chasing crazy dreams.


“Thank you. I am a little speechless. We are filling up balconies now,” he said referring to the sold-out venue. “This is awesome. Happy ‘Encore’ day! You don’t know how special it is to spend this evening with you. I want you to feel at home so sing, dance and jump up and down.”


He immediately broke into his debut single “Storm Warning” and it was followed by the poignant ballad “Rainy Season,” where he showcased his dynamic range and falsetto.


Hunter noted that he and his band have been getting a lot of requests for “If You Told Me To” and they decided to play a re-arranged acoustic version of the tune, which was a real treat.


He had the audience clapping along to the up-tempo “Everybody Got’s Somebody But Me” and he played electric guitar on “Somebody’s Heartbreak”; subsequently, he gave a vivid and explosive performance of another new tune, “Light Me Up,” where the audience could recall a young Garth Brooks.


“Are you having fun New York City?” he asked. “Are you feeling the love?”


He continued with the spitfire, up-tempo tune “More Than I Should,” as well as another new track, “In a Song,” as the stage was graced in blue and green flashing lights.


Hunter commenced “Faith to Fall Back On” a-capella and delivered a controlled rendition; moreover, he noted his excitement of having his own headlining tour and he thanked his band, team and crew for making it all possible for him, as well as Country Music Television (CMT), MTV and Pepsi, among others.


In “What You Gonna Do,” Ashley Monroe returned to the stage with her honey-rich voice and joined Hunter on this stunning duet, which was well-received.


“Where We Left Off” was a tender song that Hunter played on piano and he dedicated it to the men and women that are serving in the United States military.


While at the piano, he played another song that was familiar to the crowd: his first chart-topping single, “Wanted.” It was met with a raucous applause and he complimented the audience for sounding “beautiful” on it as they sang along with him.


He closed his set with one of his all-time favorite songs “Loves Makes Me” and he encouraged New York City to “get crazy” on his newest radio single “I Want Crazy.”


If 18 songs on his setlist were not enough, Hunter Hayes returned for an encore, where he sang a rendition of Maroon 5’s smash hit “This Love.”


Hunter went on to wish the crowd a “good night” and he thanked his fans immensely and shook as many hands as he possibly could, prior to leaving the stage.


The Verdict


Hunter Hayes was a mini-tower of vocal power at New York’s Webster Hall. He proved to be a charismatic artist that MTV and the world ought to watch since he can do it all: sing well, write songs, play instruments and simultaneously give his fans a high-energy show and a truly unforgettable concert experience. He showcased a humble and genuine personality throughout the evening and he treated his fans as if they were friends and family members. Overall, Hunter garnered an A+ for tonight’s live performance.


For more information on Hunter Hayes and his upcoming show dates, visit his

Photo Credit: Warner Music Nashville


The copyrights for these articles are owned by the Hellenic News of America. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hellenic News of America and its representatives.