If Hunter Hayes wants to feel as wanted as the person he croons about in his huge crossover hit, he's pretty much there.
Six bids in the Academy of Country Music Awards will do that. The young singer-composer of "Wanted" enters the 48th annual ceremony -- which CBS televises Sunday, April 7, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas -- as one of the top nominees, quite a leap from his being in the running for best new artist last year. Though he didn't get that honor, he did win the Country Music Association's equivalent last fall.
"It's crazy," the friendly 21-year-old says with evident pleasure about his success with "Wanted," which at this writing was nearing the triple-platinum mark in sales. "As a new artist, you have nothing to compare it to, and nothing to prepare you for. People will tell you, 'This is probably how it's gonna go, »
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