Hunter Hayes has his sights set on working with a certain singer/songwriter that is responsible for some massive mainstream hits like "Don't" and "Sing". Any guesses?
Well, it's none other than Taylor Swift's BFF, Ed Sheeran. And if Hunter plays his cards right, he thinks he might get an opportunity at this year's Grammys.
“There’s tons of people who want to work with him who are way more capable than I am, so how do you even sell it? Do you bet him? Or bribe him? I might have to bribe him,” he jokes to Yahoo Celebrity.
The two had an encounter with one another last year.
“It was after the Grammys, the first year that I went because afterwards I went to a Justin Timberlake concert and he was there, so we shook hands and talked a little bit,” he recalls. “Probably the place I talked to him the most was after that, when he joined Taylor Swift on her Red tour. So we know each other and we are acquainted so we will see what happens. Still, there’s no pressure, Ed.”
While Sheeran collaborated with Taylor as she was developing more of a pop following, Hunter says he’s not necessarily looking to cross over.
“I’m absolutely country at heart, and that’s just me,” he says. “It’s not necessarily a choice kind of thing, but it is a home.”
And truthfully, Ed's voice would fit perfectly in a country song so…YAS…Let's cross our fingers and toes this becomes a reality.
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