Hunter Hayes Debuts “Invisible” on Grammys

Singer Launches New Single From Upcoming Album

Hunter Hayes debuted a brand new single titled “Invisible” during one of his most prominent public appearances ever — center stage on the Grammy Awards — on Sunday night (Jan. 26).

“It’s about being misunderstood. It’s about being the outcast and the total geek, which I have always been and continue to be very proudly,” he told VH1′s Jim Shearer on the Grammy red carpet at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The impassioned ballad is the first release from Hayes’ upcoming album, which is expected to be released in May. The single was shipped to country radio simultaneously with his Grammy performance. Hayes also used the track for the name of his upcoming We’re Not Invisible tour which was announced on his Facebook page on Sunday night.

Hayes was nominated this year for best country performance with “I Want Crazy.” However, the award went to Darius Rucker for “Wagon Wheel.”

Hayes will be joined by newcomers Danielle Bradbery (“Heart of Dixie” ) and Dan + Shay (“19 You + Me”) on the We’re Not Invisible tour.

Those tour dates are as follows:

March 20: Pikeville, Ky.
March 21: Huntington, W.V.
March 22: Youngstown, Ohio
March 27: Peoria, Ill.
March 28: Toledo, Ohio

April 10: Memphis, Tenn.
April 11: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
April 12: Springfield, Mo.
April 17: Huntsville, Ala.
April 18: Roanoke, Va.
April 19: Asheville, N.C.
April 23: Colorado Springs, Colo.
April 24: Salt Lake City

May 1: Bangor, Maine
May 2: Boston
May 3: Uncasville, Conn.
May 29: Augusta, Ga.
May 30: Pensacola, Fla.
May 31: Estero, Fla.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.