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Hunter Hayes Sets New World Record

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Congratulations to Hunter Hayes! The singer set a new Guinness Book world record, previously held by the band Flaming Lips, by performing the most concerts in different cities within a 24-hour period, and it was all for a worthwhile cause.

Hayes announced he would try to set a new world record, while raising awareness of the issue of childhood hunger. The singer partnered with ConAgra and their Child Hunger Ends Here campaign by calling it the 24 Hour Road Race to End Childhood Hunger.

The 22-year-old kicked off his trek on May 9 with a performance on ‘Good Morning America’ in New York City. He then traveled to Boston and Worcester, Mass., Providence, R.I., New London, New Haven and Stamford, Conn., South Orange and Asbury Park, N.J., before wrapping up in Philadelphia, Pa.

“I cannot believe how much fun this whole day has been and that it’s only been a day! 10 shows in 24 hours with the best fans in the world and a great cause with Child Hunger Ends Here,” he said upon completing the exhausting feat. “I’m so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome!”

Hayes will continue his fight against childhood hunger while he crosses the road on his We’re Not Invisible Tour this year.

“It is staggering what you learn about the hunger issue — right next door in our own backyards,” he explains to Billboard magazine. “The statistics are absolutely unbelievable. With the song, we wanted to talk about the positive side — what we could do to help. The little things we can do can make a big difference. It’s something that we can be a part of to make this story a better one.”

Hayes will head to Louisiana, Georgia and Florida later this month, with Dan + Shay and Danielle Bradbery serving as his opening acts. See all of his upcoming shows here.

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