It was announced this week that Hunter Hayes would be taking the stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday (January 26), but he’s decided not to perform his recent hit “I Want Crazy.” Instead, Hunter will be debuting a brand new song called “Invisible.”
Hunter told CBS This Morning during an interview on Friday (January 24), the song is a very personal one for him. As a kid, he was very focused on music from an early age, which often left him, as the song title suggests, ‘invisible’ to others around him.
“That was my heart and soul. That was my comfort zone,” he said about his love for music. “I was a total geek. I was a total nerd. I still am and I’m proud of that, but it took me awhile to realize it’s okay to be proud of that.”
Hunter says he’s “unbelievably nervous” for the show and is worried about getting emotional on stage, because of how personal the song is for him. He even got choked up singing it during rehearsal this week and he is shooting the song’s music video at a high school and offers his own story as hope to others.
This is his second year being nominated for Best Country Solo Performance and he remembers just how nervous he was last year.
“I remember last year, just running into people in the hallways, just randomly bumping into Sting,” he said. “And I’m like ‘Hi, I’m …’ and he’s like ‘Hunter’ and I was like, ‘That just happened – he said my name before I got to it.”
The Grammy Awards air on a one hour delay at 7pm on KCNC CBS4 in the Denver metro area on January 26. Are you excited to hear Hunter perform his brand new song?