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Hunter Hayes: Writing Love Songs Is Therapeutic | Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes: Writing Love Songs Is Therapeutic

Originally posted 06/10/2014 09:40AM

Two years ago, Hunter Hayes took the country world by storm with the release of his love song "Wanted." Now with his new album Storyline, the crooner, 22, is baring his soul to his fans with new tracks about faith, overcoming bullying and yes – love. He opens up about his music in a Q&A with PEOPLE Country.

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Grading the Belt Buckles at the 2014 CMT Music Awards

Originally posted 06/04/2014 11:05PM

In her opening monologue at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, host Kristen Bell dedicated a song to the two hottest accessories among the sexy men of country music: belt buckles and moose knuckles, a term we will not even try to explain. (Click the link if you're curious.)

A list of the best moose knuckles of the CMT Awards would be inappropriate, but the best belt buckles? Yeah, that's doable. (It also happens to be the mold for the night's award.)

And if your eyes should wander south … well, don't say we didn't warn you.

Check out the dudes keepin' it country with their big belt buckles below. Who wore it best? That's what our grades are here to tell you.

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Avicii Tops Spotify's 'Top 25 Under 25' List: Listen to All the Artists Here

Avicii Tops Spotify's 'Top 25 Under 25' List: Listen to the Rest Here

Originally posted 06/04/2014 12:00PM

Spotify on Wednesday revealed its first-ever ranking of the most influential artists under the age of 25.

The streaming service factored chart hits, volume and growth of streams and shares to compile its ranking, and the results may surprise you. Below is the complete list, with commentary from Spotify Trends Expert Shanon Cook and a playlist of all the artists. Enjoy!

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Hunter Hayes's New Album Is About Love – But Who Is He in Love With? | Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes's New Album Is About Love – But Who Is He in Love With?

Originally posted 05/18/2014 11:30AM

Hunter Hayes, whose second album Storyline just landed at No. 1, has been in the spotlight since he first took the stage at age 4 – but the 22-year-old Louisianan has stayed notably quiet about his private life. Naturally, then, inquiring minds are wondering if there is something to tell.

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Hunter Hayes Tells His Own Story with New Album | Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes Tells His Own Story with New Album

Originally posted 05/06/2014 06:00PM

Does the country crooner's second album avoid the sophomore slump?

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Filed Under: Hunter Hayes
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PEOPLE's Social Media Recap of Grammys Weekend | Lady Gaga

Grammys Weekend: Go Behind the Scenes with PEOPLE on Social Media

Originally posted 01/28/2014 11:45AM

Dahvi Shira is an L.A.-based writer and reporter for PEOPLE. No stranger to red-carpet coverage and star-studded events, Grammys is an annual highlight. See how her non-stop weekend of work played out on social media:

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Critics' Corner: The Grammy Awards, American Idol's New Season and More Can't Miss Entertainment | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J

Critics' Corner: The Grammy Awards, American Idol's New Season and More Can't Miss Entertainment

Originally posted 01/24/2014 12:00PM

Your go-to guide of what's hot in entertainment this week

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The CMAs vs. the VMAs: What's the Difference? | Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke

How to Tell the Difference Between the CMAs & the VMAs

Originally posted 11/07/2013 11:00AM

It's not every awards show where the ratio of cowboy hats per head outnumbers, well, everything else. Throw in a lot of boots and big hair and songs referencing various types of automobiles, and we reckon your Honky Tonk Badonkadonk's definitely at the CMA Awards.

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Hunter Hayes On Becoming a CMT Artist of the Year: 'It's Mind-Boggling' | Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes On Becoming a CMT Artist of the Year: 'It's Mind-Boggling'

Originally posted 10/16/2013 12:00PM

What a difference a year makes.

In 2012, country music newcomer Hunter Hayes was thrilled to introduce Carrie Underwood as one of CMT's Artists of the Year – now he's been given the same honor himself.

The 22-year-old is one of five country music stars who've been named CMT's 2013 Artists of the Year.

"This year has been amazing, and I thought it couldn't get any better, and then they told me this," the "Wanted" singer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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Eric Church, Hunter Hayes Lead the ACM Nominations

Eric Church, Hunter Hayes Lead the ACM Nominations

Originally posted 02/13/2013 12:15PM

Eric Church had plenty to sing about Wednesday morning, when he became top nominee for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

In all, the singer-songwriter, whose 2011 album Chief contained the hit singles "Homeboy" and "Drink in My Hand," received seven nods, including song and single of the year for "Springsteen." He was followed by Hunter Hayes with six, and Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert with five each, including entertainer of the year.

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