Hunter Hayes is a pretty handy fella with most instruments -- playing every instrument on his debut album and amusing and astonishing fans when he joined Hank Williams Jr. onstage to play Jambalaya on an accordion back when he was only 4 years old -- but there's one instrument that Hunter admits to actually being afraid of....the fiddle.
Hunter tells The Country Vibe:
“I completely failed a couple years ago trying to figure out how to play fiddle,” he admitted. “It is one fretless instrument that I am afraid to touch. I’m afraid to be in a same room as a fiddle. I don’t know, I picked it up and tried it for like months, and then finally realized, ‘You know what, it’s not supposed to happen,’ and I just let it go.” Hunter also says he struggled at steel guitar for a while. “I still do.” Not one to give up too easily though, he told us, “I may try again in the future. I anticipate trying.”
It's country music, man, you gotta have a fiddle in the band -- at least if you play in Texas -- or so says those country wisemen of Alabama.