CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 2018 HEADLINERS
Five-time GRAMMY nominee HUNTER HAYES is proving to fans that he’s as unfiltered as ever with the release of his latest new song “One Shot”. Billboard calls the “feel-good-about-feeling-bad” song an “instant party anthem,” praising the track for being “highly relatable…with the uplifting, hopeful tone that’s a signature of his music.”
Hayes has accumulated over 40 award nominations and wins so far. His 5x multi-platinum single “Wanted,” received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance in 2013. Featured on his 2x multi-platinum debut album HUNTER HAYES, the smash hit became his first No. 1 single on the country airplay charts and solidified him as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. The self-titled debut includes the platinum-certified No. 1 “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” the 2x multi-platinum “I Want Crazy” and the gold-certified singles “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “Storm Warning.”
Platinum-selling country star Jamie O’Neal became a household name in 2000 with her back-to-back No. 1 singles, “There Is No Arizona” and “When I Think About Angels.” With multiple hits that followed, including “Shiver,” “Tryin’ To Find Atlantis” and “Somebody’s Hero,” Jamie earned numerous career accolades (including four Grammy nominations), won ACM and Billboard Awards and appeared on the national television shows Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman and many others.
ANNA VAUS is The California Kid. “I’m guilty as charged when it comes to writing songs about where I come from,” says the Poway native. “It’s made me who I am. So many different characters and stories have grown out of a place I love so much. I find a dark humor in some of them, but I find truth in all of them.” Vaus’ deep connection with her home state combined with an ever-growing passion for genuine country music made Nashville the perfect place for her roots to find wings.
In 2016, Vaus was chosen by Miranda Lambert as the first recipient of the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund which awards a female singer/songwriter a scholarship to attend Belmont University. In 2017, Vaus signed a publishing deal with Black River Entertainment. She has opened for major country artists such as Jon Pardi, Old Dominion, Lee Ann Womack and Hunter Hayes. Her first single, DAY JOB, along with an accompanying video recently debuted and was featured on Spotify’s Wild Country.
2010 Grammy winner; four-time Grammy nominee. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the White House. Vaus, along with Wayne Nelson of Little River Band, founded Carols by Candlelight in 1990.