Louisiana's own Hunter Hayes is returning back to his home state this weekend and will donate his time for a charity event and to sing the National Anthem at the Saints/Redskins game this Sunday Sept. 9th.

The native of Breaux Bridge, who started his career in Cajun music, has lately been rising a rising star in the country music scene.  Hunter was also just nominated for his first ever CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year. 

On Friday, the accordion-playing, harmonica-blowing singer from the Cajun town of Breaux Bridge returns, as Louisiana 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.

“This is going to be like a huge homecoming celebration for me,” said Hayes, who has just been named one of the CMA Award’s new-artist nominees, along with Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Love and Theft and Thompson Square.

The 46th annual CMA Awards will air live Nov. 1 on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Hayes toured last year with Taylor Swift for part of her “Speak Now” tour and earlier this year with Rascal Flatts for its “Thaw Out” tour. Hayes hits the road again later this year as the opening act on Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” tour.

Source: Washington Post

Congrats Hunter on all your success and welcome home!