Multiple GRAMMY nominated country star Hunter Hayes Atlantic Records’ self-titled debut album has been certified platinum by the RIAA the same week as his nearing No. 1 hit “I Want Crazy” reaches platinum certification. Hunter’s deluxe edition release Hunter Hayes (Encore) remains Top 5 on the sales charts and “I Want Crazy” has hit #1 on the iTunes country singles chart every week since its release.

Prior to heading out this fall to headline the CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour, Hunter will be making his first trip overseas to Japan and Thailand for a string of promotion and performances with Jason Mraz at the Sonic Bang Festival in Bangkok on August 24 and at Studio Coast Tokyo on August 26, as well as performances with his own band at Tower Records Shibuya August 28 and at Tower Records Osaka August 29.

For a special glimpse into Hunter’s live shows, check out Episode 41 of his weekly #ForTheLoveOfMusic series.