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Hunter Hayes gives an old song a new voice, records Elton John classic

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Hunter Hayes wasn’t even born yet when Elton John recorded “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and neither were many of his fans, but the song is said to be one of Elton John’s best ever. Now, according to a January 30 USA Today report, 41 years after its original release, Hunter Hayes is giving the classic hit a fresh voice on a deluxe reissue of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album, due out March 25.

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When the title song was released in 1973, it climbed to #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and wasn’t shaken from its spot for three weeks. To this day, Elton John still performs it, as millions of people worldwide have grown up with the song and can readily sing along. Though many artists joined Hunter Hayes in recording songs for the re-issue of the famous album, Hunter Hayes got the honor of recording the well-known, title song.

Hunter Hayes recently debuted his own new single, “Invisible” at the GRAMMY Awards. In it, Hunter Hayes encourages listeners that they are not invisible, that each one is has great potential. The singer, who has won several industry awards and has been nominated for many more, is certainly proving that he is not invisible.

Hunter Hayes continues to wow fans and this latest honor only adds to his credibility as an artist. Anyone could have been chosen to remake one of Elton John’s greatest songs ever, but it’s Hunter Hayes’ voice listeners will hear when they purchase the CD/DVD box set.

The set will include the classic album, the album being covered by many modern day artists including Hunter Hayes, a Live at Hammersmith CD, a DVD of Bryan Forbes' 1973 film “Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things” and a 100-page illustrated hardback book.

Check out the slideshow to see all the great artists who joined Hunter Hayes on the re-make of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."

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