COUNTRY Financial®, CMA New Artist of the Year Nominee Hunter Hayes Offer Fans Free Download of Unreleased Concert Favorite

Road Trips and Guitar Picks on Facebook is the exclusive site to get Hunter's special recording of "Light Me Up"

Sep 27, 2012, 08:00 ET from COUNTRY Financial

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COUNTRY Financial is thrilled to partner with Hunter Hayes to give fans the chance to bring home the much-anticipated song, "Light Me Up." Until now, the never before released track could only be heard live in concert. Now fans can get a free download of "Light Me Up" exclusively at the COUNTRY Financial Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page, 

"I am really excited to team up with COUNTRY Financial to finally release 'Light Me Up'," Hunter says. "This has been such a great relationship so far and to top it off by releasing this song on the Road Trips and Guitar Picks Facebook page is such a great way to say thanks to all the fans for their support!"

COUNTRY is partnering with Hunter this fall for 15 arena dates as he tours with Carrie Underwood on her "Blown Away Tour." For a list of concerts where fans can win a COUNTRY Financial VIP experience with Hunter, go to the Trips and Picks Facebook page, Winners will get tickets to the show and go backstage where they can have a photo taken with Hunter, ask him questions and hear a special acoustic performance.

More Exclusive Ways to Win With Hunter

Even if fans can't make it to a concert, COUNTRY is giving them more chances to win with Hunter. Join the more than 100,000 fans following the Trips and Picks Facebook page,, to gain access to these additional exclusive features:

  • Catch Hunter in concert through an upcoming Livestream tour. Fans will be able to watch online for free as Hunter plays these intimate, exclusive, live concerts. There also will be chances for fans to win tickets to these shows.
  • Be a part of the "Light Me Up" video. Fans have the chance to appear in Hunter's fan-featured music video for "Light Me Up" by submitting a short video of what inspires them.

About Road Trips and Guitar Picks

Road Trips and Guitar Picks, created 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, Jason Aldean and Jewel to rising stars like Little Big Town and Hunter Hayes, Road Trips and Guitar Picks has given music fans an up close and personal experience as these superstars tour the country.  

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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 CMA and 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 #1 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 at or (615) 748-8000.

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