Hunter Hayes [Encore]
Label: Atlantic Records
Love is strong, but the label push behind this kid is stronger. The former is the main subject here, but the latter is why we're getting a deluxe reissue of Hayes' 2011 debut. "Storm Warning" remains the highlight, but it's now accompanied by duets with Ashley Monroe (the pre-breakup track "What You Gonna Do") and Jason Mraz (the surprisingly bouncy "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me") and The Police-sounding "Better Than This," on which our young hero lives life on the road but refuses to send out an S.O.S. Do you still call it Adult Contemporary if it's marketed to tweens?