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Hunter Hayes Added to List of 2014 Grammy Performers

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Hunter Hayes has really been making a name for himself over the past year. Not only was he named to Forbes’ 2014 30 Under 30 List and honored as a 2013 CMT Artist of the Year, but he’s also slated to perform at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

The uber-talented young singer has been added to the slate of acts — both country and non — who will perform during the Grammys on Sunday (Jan. 26).

Hopefully, it won’t be Hayes’ only onstage time, as he’s nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for ‘Wanted.’ Also announced among presenters for the 2014 awards show are three-time Grammy winner Zac Brown and superstar Martina McBride.

Hayes isn’t the only artist country-ing up music’s biggest night; other bright artists set to perform include Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift — the latter two receiving four nods each. Blake Shelton will also take the stage, joining Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard for a special “Grammy Moment” collaboration.

It will certainly be a big night for country and for 21-year-old Hayes. Although he’s young, he’s been heavily involved in the Grammys for a few years now due to his tremendous success. Last year, he was included on the 2013 Grammy Album and introduced his tourmate Carrie Underwood by performing ‘Wanted.’

LL Cool J returns as host of the 2014 Grammy Awards telecast, airing from the Staples Center Jan. 26 at 8PM ET on CBS.

Next: See Which Country Stars Are 2014 Grammy Nominees

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