Walker Hayes is officially a GRAMMY-nominee and his reaction is priceless!
On Tuesday (Nov. 23), The Recording Academy revealed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominees via a multi-platform livestream.
Four-time GRAMMY Award winner H.E.R. was on hand to announce the nominees in several categories, which included Best Country Song.
Hayes was among the star-studded list of nominees within the Best Country Song category for his viral hit, “Fancy Like,” marking his first-ever nomination at the coveted awards show.
In a clip shared by Hayes on Instagram, the viral hitmaker is seen reacting to the exciting news of his GRAMMY nomination.
Upon hearing the news, Hayes, who was speechless and in shock, said “What the f…. Wait wait wait a second, you’re kidding me? GRAMMY? Dude, we’re nominated for a GRAMMY, a friggin’ GRAMMY.”
“This is unbelievable, a freakin’ GRAMMY!” Hayes added. “That’s as big as it gets! Dude, come on! Oh my gosh!”
Co-written by Hayes alongside Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, and Shane Stevens, “Fancy Like” is featured on Hayes’ Country Stuff EP, which is available to stream now everywhere.
The news comes just days after the singer/songwriter shared his latest single, “AA,” and announced his forthcoming new project, Country Stuff The Album.
Arriving on January 21, 2022, Country Stuff The Album will feature his viral hit “Fancy Like,” as well as his previously released “U Gurl,” along with “AA,” and 10 other tracks, including Hayes’ collaborations with Carly Pearce, Jake Owen, and Lori McKenna, and a re-imagined version of “Craig” featuring MercyMe. See the full track list below.
The new project will be uniquely Hayes, and share a range of emotion from nostalgia and pain to joy and good old fashion fun.
“I’ve been waiting so long to put out a project like this,” Hayes said. “It has everything I love from the fun of ‘Fancy Like’ to the more personal lyrics in ‘AA.’ As an artist, it’s such a unique thing to be able to share all the different versions of you in a project, and that’s really what I tried to do here.”
Preorder Country Stuff The Album now, HERE.
Other songs nominated in the category include Mickey Guyton’s “Remember Her Name,” Kacey Musgraves’ “Camera Roll,” Chris Stapleton’s “Cold,” Thomas Rhett’s “Country Again,” and Maren Morris’ “Better Than We Found It.”
Harvey Mason Jr, CEO of the Recording Academy, and Tammy Hurt, Board of Trustees Chair, were also joined by Carly Pearce, Jon Batiste, BTS, Gayle King, Måneskin, Nate Bargatze and Tayla Parx to reveal the nominees for all 86 categories.
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air on Monday, January 31, 2022, from 8-11:30 p.m. EST on CBS.