Hunter Hayes to Perform With Stevie Wonder on ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Crossover country star Hunter Hayes is making a big push into the mainstream music community lately. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter who plays multiple instruments has successfully moved from being an exclusively country artist to the pop world with his hit ‘Wanted’. Now , Hayes will assist Motown legend Stevie Wonder as he provides the dancing music for the couples on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Monday night (4/22).
Hayes and Wonder will be have the honor of providing all the music for the remaining couples on DWTS, making this the first time in the show’s history they will lean on the music of a single artist for these duties. Wonder will perform his classics like ‘Sir Duke’ and ‘My Cherie Amour’ live on the show, while the contestants will dance to more Stevie Wonder standards, including ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You,’ ‘For Once in My Life’ and ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours).’
Hunter will join Stevie for a duet on his opening number for the special tribute show. Like Wonder himself, Hayes was a child music prodigy, performing live with superstars like Brad Paisley and Hank Williams Jr. before he even turned 10 years old. He has a critically acclaimed self-titled debut album has produced two #1 country music singles that have totaled nearly five million download sales to date. Hayes was also a 2013 Grammy Award nominee for Best New Artist, Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance.
Dancing With The Stars airs at 7:00pm CT on ABC.