Last week Jake and I had the chance to meet some of Nashville's rising stars at the CMA awards. One of those stars is actually opening up for Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans in Albany this January.

Hunter Hayes is a 20 year-old child prodigy that follows in the footsteps of other great young superstars like Brenda Lee, The Mandrells, Tanya Tucker, The Osmonds, Billy Gillman, LeAnn Rimes and Taylor Swift. This young man was born to perform! Listen to the proof as he talks about playing every instrument on his debut album, paying with Hank Williams, Jr., and his deep appreciation for music.