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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."

Blake Shelton took home top honors at this year's CMA Awards, winning Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year. Shelton, along with wife Miranda Lambert, dedicated their award for Song of the Year to his father who passed away earlier this year. "My dad always told me son, you should write a song about your brother. Tonight, even after he's gone, he's still right," said Shelton.

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.

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