Sam Hunt

  • Born in 1984 in Cedartown GA.
  • Hunt was a successful athlete in high school and college. He played quarterback for 2 years at Middle Tennessee State, and 2 years at University of Alabama-Birmingham. After football practice, he would teach himself how to play the acoustic guitar. He also wrote a few country songs, and friends encouraged him to perform at bars.
  • In 2008, after he could not catch on with NFL football, he moved to Nashville to try to pursue music as a career.
  • He began to write songs that other country stars recorded. He co-wrote Come Over, Kenny Chesney 2012 hit. He also wrote songs for Keith Urban, Billy Currington, and Reba McIntyre.
  • In 2014, he signed with a record label, and released a 4 song EP, X2C. His first single, Leave the Night On, went to #1 on the country charts. This led to his first studio album later that year – Montevallo. The album debuted at #1 on the country chart, and #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The single Take Your Time spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Chart – just the 5th artist in the last 50 years to stay at #1 for at least 10 weeks.
  • More singles were released, and each were big successes. He is the first male country artist to have 4 songs hit #1 on his debut album. The fifth single “only” reached #2.
  • Hunt is working on his second album. A single was released in early February this year – Body Like a Back Road. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and stayed there for 16 consecutive weeks. The song also crossed over to the Hot 100 Chart – reaching #6.
  • If your looking to fall in love with a country music star with a huge future in front of him….sorry, he married Hannah Lee Fowler in April this year.
  • His voice is described as a “rough and heartthrob” voice. He quoted as saying that he “wants to sound different than everyone else….He tries to zig when other people zag.” I just think he sounds great. Here’s the video for Take Your Time.

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