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Popular country-pop star Hunter Hayes’ music dream kept him encouraged while being bullied in school

Hunter Hayes' dream of being a music man kept him encouraged while being bullied in school

Published on Jul 21, 2014 2:35 PM
Hunter Hayes made his stage debut when he was four. -- PHOTO: ALOYSIUS LIM/ WARNER MUSIC

American country singer- songwriter Hunter Hayes has an aura of confidence about him and has every reason for it.

At just 22, he is already one of the biggest country pop stars of the moment, garnering three Grammy nominations including Best New Artist last year.

Yet, just a few years ago, he was bullied and felt like an outcast during his middle and high school days.

Those tough years inspired him to write the optimistic song Invisible, a single off his new sophomore album, Storyline, which was released in May.

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