Noah Kahan shares his thoughts on receiving a Grammy Awards nomination and reflects on his journey to achieving success.

Noah Kahan shares his thoughts on receiving a Grammy Awards nomination and reflects on his journey to achieving success.

Noah Kahan will contend for his first Grammy Award when the ceremony gets underway on Sunday, Feb. 4. But the singer-songwriter, whose latest record earned him a coveted nomination

The nominee in the Best New Artist category has been practicing his acceptance speech for the Grammys since he was a child.

“During my childhood, as I was drifting off to sleep, I would rehearse my speech for the Grammys,” Kahan shared with Gayle King on Monday’s episode of “CBS Mornings.”

Kahan said during his Grammys acceptance speech, “I am grateful for this award and I believe I deserve it.” He then chuckled and continued, “I never allowed myself to fully believe in my potential, which held me back.”

The latest list of potential candidates. A video of Kahan’s ecstatic reaction to the news gained widespread attention on the internet.

“It’s surreal, first and foremost. But it’s also something I’m very proud of,” he said of the nomination. “I’ve been in the music industry for a long time and it’s been a lot of hard work from a lot of people, and I just feel really proud of me and my team and the people who have believed in me for so long.”

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On October 14, 2023, Noah Kahan takes the stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

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He mentioned that the possibility of being nominated for a Grammy was on his mind after his third studio album, “Stick Season,” was released in 2022. However, he made a conscious effort to not discuss it with anyone, including his mother and managers, as he did not want to jinx it.

Kahan stated that the day when Grammy nominations were announced was the first time he allowed himself to truly desire and believe that he had a shot at receiving one.

The album “Stick Season” has received acclaim from both reviewers and fans, with many eagerly awaiting its release after Kahan hinted at it on TikTok. The folk-pop artist shared that he created the album from his Vermont home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has always prioritized including themes of mental health, anxiety, and depression in his music.

Kahan stated that he never struggled with being open about his mental health, which he credits to his parents. They always encouraged him to discuss it openly. He acknowledges the privilege of having a family who could provide resources for his mental health and recognizes that this is not the norm. As a result, he feels a responsibility to share his experiences in order to start a conversation for others.

When Kahan walks the Grammys red carpet on Sunday in Los Angeles, he informed King that his mother will be his companion.

As a young child, my mother would tell me, “When we attend the Grammys, you have to bring me with you.” She was the first person I contacted when I received the news. I will make sure she is dressed up and we will walk the red carpet together. Afterwards, I will personally drive her home. It will be a fantastic evening and she is eagerly anticipating it.

The annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS and be available for streaming on Paramount+ on Sunday, February 4th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.