Singer Hunter Hayes, a five-time Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum country artist, was recently on the Jesus Calling devotional through the Holy Bible app. He was featured on the Jesus Calling blog, and discusses his latest single, “Dear God,” on the podcast. Hayes is candid about his insecurities; despite his monumental success at such a young age, he deals with feelings of not being good enough.
Click on the link above to listen to the full podcast and to read the article on the blog about his story and about the drummer from the band Skillet. Hayes shares about how he has overcome not feeling good enough and discusses on the blog who he wants to reach in his music.
Here are some excerpts from the Jesus Calling blog:
“Measuring yourself by somebody else’s filter is a dangerous, dangerous weapon.” —Hunter Hayes
“I want to sing to [people like] me. I want to talk about what I’m going through because it’s not exclusive to artists. It’s not exclusive to performers. It’s my age group…. We’re getting out of college when we’re defining ourselves as human beings, trying to define ourselves in a world that is full of HIGHLIGHT REELS and questioning whether we’re good enough.” —Hunter Hayes
Watch the official music video and listen to Hunter Hayes’ new song, “Dear God,” right here.
Hayes released his own self-titled debut album in 2011, over seven years ago. He opened for Taylor Swift and was later inducted into his hometown’s hall of fame. He was even asked as a kid to play and perform at the White House. Hayes has always been talented, even as a child singing in two languages, both English and French. Hunter has won many awards such as the CMT Favorite Country Artist of the Year, and even is a double certified platinum artist. It’s amazing how much success he has and his love for God.
Let’s continue to pray for Hollywood to be changed and impacted by positive music, films, movies and role models. To learn more about the “Holy-wood” movement, go to my blog: www.holywoodscoop.wordpress.com.
PI Girls, do you listen to Hunter Hayes? Did you know he was a Christian artist? I didn’t! Comment below if you have any prayer requests!