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The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced today the newcomer categories for New Artist of the Year Award, nominating Hunter Hayes as New Male Vocalist of the Year and Jana Kramer as New Female Vocalist of the Year!

Hunter Hayes has asked fans to be a part of his upcoming video for "Light Me Up" by submitting a short clip of what inspires them. Fans can visit http://www.hunterhayes.com/lightmeup for more info on how to upload their video.

Atlantic recording artist Hunter Hayes picked up the awards for New Artist Video of the Year & New Artist Single of the Year for "Wanted" at last night's American Country Awards. Hunter wasn't on hand to accept the awards, but took to Facebook to thanks fans and share his excitement, saying " "WOW! New Artist Video & New Artist Single of the year! THIS IS FOR YOU GUYS! YOU are amazing! Thank You SO MUCH! #ForTheLoveOfMusic"

Watch the award-winning video for "Wanted" HERE!

Hunter Hayes received his first GRAMMY® nominations last night in the categories for “Best New Artist,” “Best Country Album,” and “Best Country Solo Performance” for “Wanted.” Hayes was also featured on The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! show prior to the announcement where he performed songs from the final five nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Atlantic recording artist Hunter Hayes released the music video for his current single "Somebody's Heartbreak" in a fan first exclusive today. The video gives fans an up-close look at Hunter's electric live show, as well as a backstage pass as cameras follow Hunter on a tour stop.

Visit www.HunterHayes.com for more info.

One of music’s hottest newcomers, Hunter Hayes, is set for a special performance on The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! on December 5 at 10pm ET/PT on CBS. Just off the heels of winning CMA’s Best New Artist of the Year Award, Hayes continues to rise as one of the most anticipated new talents in music this year with his Atlantic Records’ self-titled release being certified Gold.

Hunter Hayes performed his No. 1 Platinum hit single “Wanted” to fans and supporters at this year's 2012 CMA Awards. Later in the night, Hayes took home the award for New Artist of the Year. Hunter responded to fans the next day saying, "I can't believe this is happening to me. I already feel so blessed to get to make music with the awesome team I have and to go out on the road and play to awesome fans every night. This is such an honor and it means the world to me. I am beyond grateful for this award and I will never forget everyone who has done so much to make this possible."

Country music’s breakthrough artist, Hunter Hayes, brought home the 2012 CMA Award for New Artist of the Year at last night’s CMA Awards, marking his first ever CMA Awards win. Along with the exciting first win, Hunter also performed his No. 1 Platinum hit single “Wanted” to fans and supporters.

Warner Music Nashville artists set to perform and present at tonight's 46th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN.

Both Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes are performing during the awards ceremony. Blake will join the Willie Nelson Tribute, while Hunter will play his recent #1 hit single "Wanted." Jana Kramer will join Jake Owen to present the award for Duo of the Year.

Hunter Hayes will continue on as the opening act for Carrie Underwood's critically acclaimed "Blown Away Tour" in 2013 with 40 new dates added around the country. The 2013 tour dates kick off February 13 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tickets will be available for the 2013 dates in select markets beginning Friday, Nov. 2; check local venues for exact on sale date information.

For more information on the "Blown Away Tour" plus a full list of dates visit: http://smarturl.it/BlownAway2013

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