Hunter Hayes Drops New Song “You Should Be Loved” with The Shadowboxers – Listen Now

Hayes launches “Guitar Lab Renovation” project with student-supported performances at Nashville School of the Arts, Grand Ole Opry.

Hunter Hayes is again sharing new music with fans, this time with the help of Justin Timberlake-backed pop group The Shadowboxers.

Co-written by Hayes, Sam Ellis and Blair Daly, the new song is called “You Should Be Loved.”

“I am so thrilled for ‘You Should Be Loved’ to be the next song out,” said Hayes. “From the writing to the studio time to having The Shadowboxers on this song, it’s been such a pure process and labor of love for the lyric and musical side. I’m excited to have a little bit of the music I grew up around in Louisiana represented on this track and I’m so excited about having worked with my good buddy Sam Ellis on this. I hope you guys dig it!”

The day is here! New song, "You Should Be Loved" with my buddies, @theshadowboxers! This song has been such a fun process. So excited for you guys to hear it! [Link in bio]

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The release of “You Should Be Loved” fittingly follows a jam-packed week. Hayes kicked off a month-long renovation project to update the music room at the Nashville School of the Arts with performances both on campus and at the Grand Ole Opry’s 92nd Birthday Bash. The country superstar took the opportunity to collaborate with students on each stage, inviting the talented teens to show off their musical skills as part of his band.

With support from Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Hayes has generously gifted $100,000 to the CMA Foundation for the renovation. An ambassador for the school’s music program, Hayes will not only be restoring their guitar lab but also creating a working recording studio thanks in large part to generous partners. Once the build is complete, Hayes, with help from the CMA Foundation, will implement a masterclass series, inviting fellow industry colleagues, artists and friends to mentor students in the music program.

Information on the concerts or for ways to contribute to the build, please visit HunterHayes.com.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.