Hayes Grier & The Boys
Present: The Detour
At the age of 16, Hayes Grier has cemented himself as one of the world’s fastest rising social media superstars. Organically, he amassed a cumulative audience of 15 million fans, intimately interacting both online and in-person through highly successful 2014 and 2015 tours. Born in Mooresville, NC, Hayes grew up playing football, watching motocross and hanging out with his older brothers, Will and Nash. In 2013, Hayes joined his brother Nash in making Vine videos to make people laugh, and over the course of just two years, Hayes emerged as one of Vine’s Top 50 stars and Top 25 on Twitter for Global Engagement. As his profile rose, Hayes joined the cast of the hit ABC series, Dancing with the Stars, which drove in more than 11 million viewers. Hayes was the youngest male contestant to participate on the show. Hot off the show, Hayes orchestrated partnerships building creative collaborations to satisfy overwhelming demand from his ever-growing audience. This month, Hayes is releasing a book along with his interactive mobile story Hollywood Days with Hayes on the Episode app where the choices you make affect how the plot unfolds. The romance-packed young adult novel is based off a story by the same on Episode, the world’s largest network for interactive mobile stories. In addition, Hayes will be launching Top Grier, a 36-episode original docu-series on GO90/Verizon in which he returns home to North Carolina to rebuild his family farm. 2016 is shaping up to be his most promising yet, landing a lead role in the new Hulu series, Freakish for Awesomeness TV, an even bigger tour and multiple other collaborations in the pipeline.