Fast-rising star Hunter Hayes threw an interesting twist on announcing the nominees for Pop Vocal Album at Wednesday night's (Dec. 5) Grammy Nominations Concert, which broadcast live from Nashville. Instead of reading them from a list, the enterprising singer-songwriter sang a snippet of each nominated song.
Country newcomers are both clever and creative in their efforts to get fans to vote for them for those precious and all-important Academy of Country Music Awards. Singer Hunter Hayes, who also nabbed a Grammy nomination, adopted an infinitely stylish way to encourage fans to pony up more ACM votes: he offered up his best impression of James Bond.
Do you have a favorite newcomer to the country music scene? If so, now is your chance to vote for your favorite new artist. The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country announced that voting for the categories of New Female Vocalist, New Male Vocalist and New Vocal Duo or Group for the Academy of Country Music Awards will open on Monday, Jan. 21.
Hunter Hayes in nominated in the New Artist of the Year category at the 2012 CMA Awards -- a huge deal for a kid who's only 21. He'll even get a chance to perform, which he admitted he is a terrifying prospect. Taking the stage in front of country legends, the men and women he's idolized for years... "There's a lot of fear," Hayes tells Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson.
Hunter Hayes is not only celebrating his very first Top 5 hit single this week with ‘Wanted,’ but he is also basking in the joy of having his very first platinum-selling single with the same song. ‘Wanted’ has officially sold over one million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Hunter Hayes‘ latest single, ‘Wanted,’ has obviously been, well, “wanted” by many. It has just been certified gold for digital download sales exceeding 500,000 copies, marking the first gold-selling single in the 20-year-old’s career.
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