Hayes was born on September 9, 1991, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.  His parents both have Cajun ancestry. Hayes grew up singing songs in both English and French. He began his career when he was two. At four, he began making appearances locally and on national television, including Maury, The Rosie O'Donnell Show and the Nickelodeon where he performed "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)".

Hunter Hayes has a new song coming out called "Rescue".  He says it was based on his girlfriend Libby, who's stood by him through some dark times.  No word when it will be out, but he sang it during his Fan Club party last week at CMA Fest.

The song starts at the 1:27 mark.