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Hunter Hayes' Guinness record attempt will be 24-hour 'tour'

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Hunter Hayes' Guinness record attempt will be 24-hour 'tour'

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Mar 12, 2014

Hunter Hayes has distinguished himself as a singer-songwriter-guitarist, and also for having played all of the dozens of instruments on his self-titled debut album. Now the 22-year-old multi-tasker is going to attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most shows played in 24 hours. The current record is held by rock band the Flaming Lips, with eight. Hunter's goal, according to USA Today, is 10 shows in 10 cities.

The record isn't the only reason he's undertaking the challenge. Hunter is also setting out to raise awareness about child hunger. The "tour," called Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger, kicks off May 9 at 8:00 AM ET in New York City on "Good Morning America" and the last show, taking place in Philadelphia, is at 5:00 AM on May 10. (See a list of the times and locations below.)

Time restrictions are only permitting the country star to perform on the East Coast, but in the meantime, he'll be on the We're Not Invisible tour, which kicks off March 20 in Pikeville, Ky., and runs through May 31 in Estero, Fla.

Hunter's sophomore album, "Storyline" is due May 6. It features the lead single, "Invisible."

Hunter Hayes' 24-Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger stops:

May 9
8:00 AM New York City, "Good Morning America"
9:15 AM Boston, Paradise Rock Club
11:30 AM Worcester, Mass., Palladium Upstairs (acoustic show)
1:45 PM Providence, R.I., Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
4:15 PM New London, Conn., Garde Arts Center
6:45 PM New Haven, Conn., Toad's Place
9:00 PM Stamford, Conn., Palace Theatre
11:30 PM South Orange, N.J., South Orange Performing Arts Center

May 10
2:00 AM Asbury Park, N.J., The Stone Pony (acoustic show)
5:00 AM Philadelphia, Trocadero

Stephen L. Betts

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Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.