Hunter Hayes swings by the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Lounge during the 2014 Country Music Awards Festival on Friday afternoon (June 6) in Nashville, Tenn.
“They asked me if I’d be interested in arranging a version of ‘All of Me’ for [Legend and Nettles],” Hunter dished to Rolling Stone Country. “John was like, ‘I play piano a lot and I want to do something different.’ So I got on the phone with him and he was talking about acoustics and I said, ‘John, hear me out: What if we did a bluegrass version?’ And he was all about it. He said, ‘Man, try it. Let’s have fun with it.’”
John shared about the new arrangement, “Hunter arranged the song so beautifully. I was so impressed with him. I think it’s so gorgeous and a new way to present the song that everyone’s heard a thousand times now.”
Hunter added, “I’m really excited about it because it speaks to my heart. I get to hear a song that I love in a version that has the sonic characteristics that I love. It was a great opportunity for me. I got to produce John Legend and Jennifer Nettles! Hopefully it’ll happen again. It was a brilliant experience.”
The new version of “All of Me” is out NOW on iTunes!
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