Country music singer Hunter Hayes can now add Guinness World Record holder to his impressive list of awards and accolades.
The 22-year-old musician set the world record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours by playing 10 shows in 10 cities. And, he did it all for a good cause – to raise awareness of child hunger.
Hayes teamed up with ConAgra Foods to raise awareness for the Child Hunger Ends Here program, and, beginning May 9, he played in Times Square in New York City, then moved on to Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, New London, New Haven, and Stamford, Connecticut, South Orange and Asbury Park, New Jersey and, his tenth and final show took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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In a statement released by Hayes, the young artist said, "I cannot believe how much fun this whole day has been and that it's only been a day! 10 shows in 24 hours with the best fans in the world and a great cause with Child Hunger Ends Here. I’m so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome!"
Hayes beat the previous record of eight cities in 24, which was held by the indie rock band The Flaming Lips, which they set in 2012 beating the previous record held by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.
The race to set the record was also a way for Hayes to kick off the release of his newest album Storyline, which was released May 6 and is currently available to purchase and download.