Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2012 Hunter Hayes received three Grammy nominations?

It's true! They were for Best New Artist, tying him with Taylor Swift for the most among country acts!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Hunter Hayes.

  • He collects accordions.
  • In his free time he enjoys flying planes, and he’s currently working towards earning a pilot’s license.
  • He joined his first band when he was only four years old, eager to perform for anyone who would listen.
  • He plays over 30 instruments! The only musical venture he hasn’t mastered are woodwind instruments like the saxophone.
  • When he was a kid, he was a guest on Maury twice. He was also a guest on the ‘90s Nickelodeon game show, Figure It Out.