Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood is the sixth hottest bachelor in country music (according to The Boot's Twitter and Facebook followers). But while he and his Lady A band mates are basking in the glow of their CMA Award nominations, the guitarist is searching for a date for the big night!

The Associated Press reports that Dave asked his mom to go with him via Twitter (because, says Dave, "she loves Twitter for some reason"), but she had to turn him down! "OH WOW!!! YIPPEE!!! What an honor and surprise invitation!!," the proud mom tweeted, even though she's unable to attend.

Dave says he's "bummed" his mom can't go to the show but adds that he's now "in the hunt." As for the type of girl he seeking, not just as a CMA date but in general, Dave tells The Boot, "I would love to find a girl who loves to travel as much as we do. Someone who likes the ups and downs of a music career. I'm still looking for the right one!"

The group's Charles Kelley got a kick out of Dave's online invitation, saying "You know we're in a new age, a new era when you're asking your mom over Twitter to go to an awards show. That is awesome."

Also awesome: Lady A is nominated in six categories including Entertainer and Vocal Group of the Year and Album, Single, Song and Music Video of the Year for (appropriately enough in Dave's case!) 'Need You Now.'

The 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards will air live from Nashville on November 10.