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Thu September 6, 2012
Country music's rising star returns to Louisiana
Hunter Hayes knows a thing or two about hurricanes.
The south Louisiana native has seen his share of storms and even named his breakout country music single "Storm Warning" — about a beautiful girl he compares to a "Cat 5" hurricane.
On Friday, the accordion-playing, harmonica-blowing singer returns to Louisiana as the area cleans up from Hurricane Isaac for a concert benefiting a New Orleans hospital. He's also scheduled to sing the national anthem at the New Orleans Saints football game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday — his 21st birthday.
Hayes says it'll be a welcomed homecoming after a breakout year that included tours with Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts.
He hits the road again later this year as the opening act on Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" tour.
Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins