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."
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.