Watching The Country Music Festival last night I was not surprised by the enormous amount of talent that graced the stage for three hours. One performer that stood out was the young Hunter Hayes. He looked so normal and well adjusted for a possible future music superstar. I wondered why I was so surprised and then it dawned on me …Justin Bieber! I have been swamped with Bieber Fever for the last few years and forgot that most young men don’t look or act like that. Hunter Hayes is 22 years old, Justin is 19. Sure there are a few years between them but Hunter doesn’t look tainted by fame and the edgy side of stardom. The Beebs just looks like he’s trying way too hard to be cool all the time. Thank God for the pure talent that Hayes brings to the stage.
We can only hope that maybe someday Justin will grow up and learn a few things from Hunter.