Hunter Hayes tells the story behind his hit song ‘I Want Crazy’

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Ask Hunter Hayes and he’ll tell you: he wants the kind of love that makes someone feel a little crazy. To him, that’s when you’ve actually gotten something right.

And that’s the sentiment behind his song “I Want Crazy,” which is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at this year’s Grammy Awards. In his writing session with Lori McKenna and Troy Verges, Hayes came up with the title and just started spouting out the lyrics of the song: “I don’t want ‘good’ and I don’t want ‘good enough’/ I want ‘can’t sleep, can’t breathe without your love.’”

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