Hunter Hayes on the Possibility of Beating Carrie Underwood at The GRAMMYs: ‘I’m Scared’

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Hunter Hayes on the Possibility of Beating Carrie Underwood at The GRAMMYs: ‘I’m Scared’

Hunter Hayes and fellow tour mate Carrie Underwood are in for a bit of friendly competition at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards tonight. The singers are both nominated in the Best Country Solo Performance category for their hits “Wanted” and “Blown Away.”

MTV recently caught up with Hayes to ask him about the possibility of taking home the GRAMMY over his friend and tour mate.

“Well I doubt that’s going to happen so I don’t have to worry about that,” Hayes admitted. “I don’t even want to talk about that. I’m scared. I’m scared for that day.”

The “Somebody’s Heartbreak” singer is nominated for three awards, including the coveted all-genre Best New Artist nod. He’s keeping his hopes up and is prepared just in case his name gets called.

“I have somewhat of a speech prepared,” he told MTV. “I have my list: it’s always God, mom and dad, team and I elaborate from there, and obviously, I feel like there are so many different ways to say it.”

Whatever happens though, Hunter says he’s thrilled to be nominated, especially alongside fellow Best new Artist nominees Frank Ocean, Fun., The Lumineers and Alabama Shakes.

“They are all shaping sounds. They aren’t just making good records or putting on really good shows or writing really good songs. It’s that and … again, I just feel so grateful being a part of this category because these are people that are making new sounds,” Hayes said. “These are sounds you’re going to refer to in year and half. When I go in to make my record, and I’m like, ‘I want that sound. Like remember what was on that certain record?’ You name it, from this category, they are shaping new sounds. I hope someday somebody can look back and say the same about me.”

Hunter will attend the GRAMMYs as a nominee and presenter this evening. Be sure to tune in to “Music’s Biggest Night” at 8pm ET on CBS.