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Looks like Hunter Hayes is on his way to becoming a pilot. According to The Boot, Hunter is working to get his pilot’s license. He says, “I’ve got tons of hours on a flight simulator. Anytime I can go fly for a few hours, I go. It’s stressful and stress-relieving at the same time. You’ve got five or six things you’ve got to pay attention to. But I’m a geek. Flying is so tailored to me.”

Hunter is the lead country Grammy nominee with three nods including Best Country Solo Performance for “Wanted” and Best Country Album for his self-titled debut. He’s also the only country act in the all-genre Best New Artist category.

He says, “It’s quite the experience to be going to my first Grammy show with nominations and the fact that there’s an ‘S’ at the end of that nomination word is really cool. I don’t even know what to expect, obviously. I don’t know how to prepare. I don’t know what to anticipate. I’m looking forward to experiencing it for the first time just like taking it all in and just enjoying it.”

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