COUNTRY Financial®, Hunter Hayes Hit the Road

Road Trips and Guitar Picks concert series heads to nation's largest venues as part of Hayes' fall tour with Carrie Underwood

12 Jul, 2012, 08:00 ET from COUNTRY Financial

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COUNTRY Financial is excited to announce Hunter Hayes as the new featured artist on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks concert series. Hunter, one of the fastest rising stars in the music industry, will partner with COUNTRY Financial for 15 arena dates as he tours with Carrie Underwood this fall on her "Blown Away Tour." Fans who "Like" the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page,, have the opportunity to enter to win concert tickets and to hang out with Hunter in an exclusive VIP experience.   

"I couldn't be more excited about the tour this fall and partnering with COUNTRY Financial is making it that much better," says Hunter. "Through the Road Trips and Guitar Picks experience, my fans can join me on this awesome tour."

The Road Trips and Guitar Picks concerts with Hunter Hayes are:




Sept. 23

Nashville, Tenn.

Bridgestone Arena

Sept. 26

Green Bay, Wis.

Resch Center

Sept. 27


Target Center

Sept. 29

Fargo, N.D.


Oct. 6


Key Arena at Seattle Center

Oct. 7

Portland, Ore.

Rose Garden

Oct. 12

Reno, Nev.

Reno Events Center

Oct. 21

Glendale, Ariz. Arena

Oct. 25

Oklahoma City

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Nov. 16

Moline, Ill.

i wireless Center

Nov. 20

St. Louis

Scottrade Center

Dec. 12


United Center

Dec. 14

Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Events Center

Dec. 15

Kansas City, Mo.

Sprint Center

Dec. 19

Duluth, Ga.

Arena at Gwinnett Center

"Hunter is an amazing musician with a remarkable story. At COUNTRY, we believe in planning and so does Hunter," says Doyle Williams, COUNTRY Financial chief marketing officer. "From an early age, he set high goals and with the support of his family he developed a plan to reach those goals. We're proud to have him as part of Road Trips and Guitar Picks as his music career continues to climb to new heights."

About Road Trips and Guitar Picks

Road Trips and Guitar Picks, presented by COUNTRY Financial, has partnered with some of the most accomplished artists in country and contemporary music over the last three years. From multi-platinum artists like Train, Trace Adkins and Jewel to rising stars like Jason Aldean and Little Big Town, Road Trips and Guitar Picks gives music fans an up close and personal experience as these superstars tour the country.  

Even if fans can't make it to a concert, they can still join the road trip. More than 100,000 fans are following the Trips and Picks Facebook page,, where they gain access to features they can't get anywhere else:

  • Chances to win tickets and VIP experiences
  • Games where you can win signed merchandise, free music and other exciting prizes
  • Become a Road Trips All*Star for more ways to compete and win cool prizes
  • Fan discussion and interaction
  • Latest concert information
  • Fun ways to get your financial security in tune

Join Road Trips and Guitar Picks on:


COUNTRY Financial, founded in 1925, serves one million households and businesses throughout the United States. COUNTRY and its financial representatives help clients protect what they have, save for a comfortable future, and achieve financial security. For more information, go to

About Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes, the multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument, write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. As the 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year nominee, Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades, currently selling out venues across the US and Canada on his MOST WANTED headline tour. The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Joe Walsh and Hank Williams, Jr. This multi-instrumentalist continues to garner praise from fans and critics alike as he made his world-premiere national television debut on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and also performed with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and on Good Morning America.  His fast climbing hit "Wanted" just earned RIAA Gold certification, and holds the unprecedented #1 slot for three weeks in a row on GAC's Top 20 Countdown. For more information on Hunter Hayes, please visit or contact Hunter's Publicist, Tree Paine from Warner Brothers Records at or (615) 748-8000.

Contact: Tyler Pearson
(404) 495-4431