OFFSTAGE: Hunter Hayes on Songwriting, Garth Brooks and Duck Dynasty

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I always thought I knew Hunter Hayes. But after Wednesday’s (April 24) Twitter party hosted by CMT, MTV and VH1, let’s just say that now I feel like I really know him. Where else can you get intimate details of a star’s life? When fans asked questions, with their #AskHH hashtag, we found out how Hayes is more of a waffle guy than a pancake guy. And he’s more of a beach guy than a river guy. And he’s more of a hamster-sized elephant guy than an elephant-sized hamster guy. Here are a few more of the answers he typed in for the fans who were asking their best questions:

What’s your favorite Garth Brooks song?

Thunder Rolls … Go figure, it’s about weather.

What is the hardest part of the song writing process?

Saying what’s REALLY in mind W/o holding back.

If you could have any food right now, what would you eat?

ANYTHING I’m actually starving lol

Do you love all your fans?

Words can’t express how much love there is Ya’ll!

Do you ever feel lonely?

I think we all do at some point … But THAT’S where Music comes in.

Will there be opportunities to meet you at the fairs this summer?

ABSOLUTELY! COME SAY HEY! :)

Do you have any pre-show traditions you do?

TONS of warm ups! Gotta be prepared!

Do you ever watch Duck Dynasty?

HUGE FAN!!!

What’s your favorite or least favorite meal cooked by your mom?

They’re ALL my favorite.

What’s the one thing you miss most about Louisiana?

Family. Miss them so much!

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.