Hailing from rural Cedartown, Georgia, Sam Hunt is quickly establishing a name for himself and becoming one of Nashville’s most talked about young talents.

Hunt has been writing songs and playing music since his days as quarterback at the University of Alabama Birmingham.  Following graduation, Hunt made the move to Music City to pursue songwriting full-time.

Shortly after settling into the Nashville scene, Hunt was signed to a publishing deal and started working with some of the top writers in the business.  Hunt began to develop his craft and quickly gained recognition as a gifted singer-songwriter.

Since moving to Nashville, Hunt has garnered cuts with some of country music’s biggest stars including Kenny Chesney’s No. 1 smash “Come Over,” Billy Currington’s latest “We Are Tonight,” and Keith Urban’s “Cop Car.”

Hunt’s own eclectic style owes its roots to country music with influences in pop, folk and R&B music.  Sam has been winning audiences over throughout the southeast in recent years with his soulful sound, and is now on tour with David Nail with upcoming dates joining Little Big Town later this summer.

Between tour dates, Hunt is continuing to write and record songs for his upcoming debut album due out this year.

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Keith Urban, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton have been added to the list of performers for this year’s ACM Awards. They’re joined by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire, Cole Swindell, Rascal Flatts and Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle.

Previously announced performers include ACM co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, as well as Jon Pardi, Brothers Osborne, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming days.

The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Jon, Darius, Toby, The Band Perry, Sam

Keith Urban will appear on the talk show Harry on Wednesday (March 22nd), reuniting with his friend and fellow American Idol judge. [Check local listings]

Jon Pardi will perform his No. 1 hit, “Dirt on My Boots,” on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday (March 23rd). The ACM New Male Artist of the Year has dates in Tallahassee, Fort Myers and Las Vegas, before stepping on the stage of this year’s ACM Awards next week to perform and accept his award.

Darius Rucker will appear in Thursday night’s (March 23rd) episode of CMT’s Sun Records, playing singer Johnny Bragg, the leader of the doo-wop group, The Prisonaires, from behind bars at the Tennessee State Prison. Check out the clip of Sun Records below and watch the show Thursday at 10pm ET on CMT.


Darius Rucker teams up with John Mellencamp for CMT Crossroads premiering Friday (March 24th) at 10pm ET on CMT.

The Academy of Country Music® will host the ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase on Friday, March 31st at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort. Hosted by Storme Warren, the evening will celebrate country music’s most distinguished songwriters, and feature performances by Ross Copperman, Luke Dick, Ashley Gorley, Matthew Jenkins, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne with Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion as well as special appearances by Dierks Bentley, Cam, Brandy Clark, Dean Dillon, and more.

Toby KeithAlabama and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons have been added to Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard. The all-star concert celebration takes place April 6th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The Band Perry will perform at the annual St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1 /2 Marathon Saturday, April 29th. They’ll play Music City’s Ascend amphitheater exclusively for runners and their families and friends.

Sam Hunt will perform as part of the PGA Tour’s annual Military Appreciation Day ceremony on May 9th. Sam will perform on the 17th hole at the Stadium Court at TPC Sawgrass in Ponete Vedra Beach, Florida on the kickoff day of the Players Championship. “I’m extremely excited to perform for our troops on the famed 17th hole during the Players Championship,” said Sam. “This tournament does so much to support the men and women serving our country. I am grateful to be a part of the festivities and am looking forward to putting on a great show.”

Video / Darius Rucker on Sun Records


Video / Keith Urban & Harry Connick, Jr.


Sam Hunt‘s new smash, “Body Like A Back Road,” has shot to No. 1 on the digital sales and streaming chart and is already climbing country radio’s Top 15 in only four weeks. “Body Like A Back Road,” written by Sam, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, has led the Billboard Hot Country chart for four weeks in a row and it continues to break its own record notching over 9.2 million streams per week across all platforms – the most of any other country song ever.

Sam writes a lot with Zach, Shane and Josh, and they’ve all developed a huge comfort level with each other, allowing them to be as artistic as they can be without any judgment.

“Creative freedom is something that is hard to find, especially when you’re working with other people, because it takes a while to get to know somebody well enough to really feel like you have creative freedom in the full sense of the phrase. You know, you can just say anything, good, bad or in-between, and they’re not gonna judge you for it,” says Sam. “That’s something that I appreciate about the people who I work with is that we’re on the same page with things, and we just kinda put it out there…thankfully, I have a creative team that helps bring the best out of me, I feel like, and that’s an important part of the equation”

Sam’s upcoming 15 In A 30 Tour, with special guests Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese, is one of summer’s most-anticipated tours, and Live Nation just announced an added show at “the world’s most famous arena,” Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday (March 10th) at 10am ET. The tour hits over 30 markets including Toronto, Chicago and Atlanta with multiple nights in Los Angeles, Denver and Nashville. Visit for more details.

15 In A 30 Tour Dates:           

June 1              Cleveland, OH             Blossom Music Center

June 2              Indianapolis, IN           Klipsch Music Center

June 3              Cullman, AL                Rock the South

June 11            Hunter, NY                  Taste of Country Music Festival

June 15            Toronto, ONT              Budweiser Stage

June 16            Detroit, MI                   DTE Energy Music Theatre

June 17            Pittsburgh, PA              KeyBank Pavilion

June 23            Gilford, NH                 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

June 24            Hartford, CT                XFINITY Theatre

June 25            Holmdel, NJ                P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

July 7               St. Louis, MO              Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 8               Chicago, IL                  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 9               Cincinnati, OH             Riverbend Music Center

July 13             Atlanta, GA                 Verizon Amphitheatre

July 14             Tampa, FL                   MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

July 15             Miami, FL                    Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

July 21             Bangor, ME                 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

July 22             Boston, MA                 Xfinity Center

July 23             Rochester, NY             Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

July 27             Virginia Beach, VA     Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

July 28             Raleigh, NC                 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

July 29             Charlotte, NC               PNC Music Pavilion

Aug 10             San Diego, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Aug 11             San Francisco, CA       Shoreline Amphitheatre

Aug 12             Sacramento, CA           Toyota Amphitheater

Aug 15             Los Angeles, CA          Greek Theatre

Aug 16             Los Angeles, CA          Greek Theatre

Aug 19             Phoenix, AZ                Ak-Chin Pavilion

Aug 21             Denver, CO                 Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Aug 22             Denver, CO                 Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sept 2              Lexington, KY             Red, White & Boom

Sept 14            New York, NY            Madison Square Garden*

Sept 15            Philadelphia, PA          BB&T Pavilion

Sept 16            Washington, DC          Jiffy Lube Live

Sept 22            Nashville, TN              Ascend Amphitheater

Sept 23            Nashville, TN              Ascend Amphitheater

*On Sale March 10

Additional Dates To Be Announced


Live Nation is the official promoter of the 15 In A 30 Tour.

Since his 2014 Montevallo release, Hunt has accumulated over 2.53B streams and has earned an additional 10.5M in RIAA single certifications. Montevallo topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. The album landed on multiple “Best of” lists including the Associated Press, Billboard, Country Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice and The Washington Post. It also produced a record-breaking four No. 1 singles and five Platinum and Multi-Platinum-selling hits including “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Break Up In A Small Town” and “Make You Miss Me.”

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Audio / Sam Hunt talks about the creative freedom he has with his frequent collaborators.


Sam Hunt (creative freedom) OC: …so it’s nice. :46
“Creative freedom is something that is hard to find, especially when you’re working with other people, because it takes a while to get to know somebody well enough to really feel like you have creative freedom in the full sense of the phrase. You know, you can just say anything, good, bad or in-between, and they’re not gonna judge you for it. That’s something that I appreciate about the people who I work with is that we’re on the same page with things, and we just kinda put it out there and we try to, a lot of what we work on may never see the light of day, but there are nuggets that show up when we do it diligently, and that’s special. But thankfully, I have a creative team that helps bring the best out of me, I feel like, and that’s an important part of the equation, so it’s nice.”


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  We have compiled an array of content -- a variety of liners and soundbites – from Sam Hunt to equip you with everything you might need to roll-out Montevallo, his major label debut album being released October 27th. The 10-song collection includes Sam’s current Top 3 and climbing hit, “Leave the Night On.” You can use in news feeds, online, in specials and much more. Check out all of details below (including audio liners and soundbites, as well as transcriptions) to create your own content surrounding the release of Montevallo. Since the June release of Sam Hunt’s “Leave The Night On” to country radio and digital partners, the single has sold more than 500,000 tracks and has consistently been Spotify’s No. 1-streamed country artist in the U.S. and a Top 30-streamed artist across all genres. The song is poised to top the country charts, and his debut album, Montevallo, is released on Monday (October 27th).

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