Hunter Hayes had big plans over his holiday break, and thankfully for his fans, they involved some new music.

"I just got a little bit of time to be creative in my little studio at home," Hayes tells ABC News Radio. "Got some writers that are coming out to hang."

Hayes wrapped up his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour in London, Ontario, in mid-December, and while some artists may enjoy a break after being on the road, Hayes doesn't plan on getting too comfortable in his own home.

"I'm always wanting to be on the road," he concedes, "so for me to be away from that for a minute ... is probably a good thing, even though I don't want to admit that."

The 'Tattoo' singer's new year is already off to a promising start. Hayes is nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance, for his song 'Invisible.'

“To be nominated for a Grammy is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your career,” Hayes says. “For ‘Invisible’ to be nominated is so special for me and my co-writers and the phenomenal team who recorded this record. This is one of the happiest days of my career so far.”

Hayes will kick off 2015 with two shows, on Jan. 2 and Jan. 6, at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, to benefit Alive Hospice.