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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Sam Hunt is still flying high at the top of the charts with “Body Like a Back Road,” which was just certified double platinum by the RIAA.
He’s overwhelmed by the excitement fans have shown him over the song that has dominated 2017 thus far, as well as the anticipation they’re feeling about future new music, which he says inspires him to be a better songwriter and artist.
“It’s flattering to know that people are anxiously awaiting new music,” says Sam. “Part of the reason I take more care with the writing process and the recording process and making sure the songs are right is because there’s an expectation that they have and I want to meet that with the new music. And I work really hard on the songs and in the studio to try to make sure that I’m not just ever phoning it in…As I’m writing the songs, I always appreciate that anticipation. It always inspires me to work even harder to make sure the songs are ready and right when I put ‘em out.”
Sam takes his 15 in a 30 Tour to Los Angeles for a two-night stand on Tuesday (August 15th) and Wednesday (August 16th).
Sam Hunt (fans expectations for new music) OC: …put ‘em out. :35
“It’s flattering to know that people are anxiously awaiting new music. Part of the reason I take more care with the writing process and the recording process and making sure the songs are right is because there’s an expectation that they have and I want to meet that with the new music. And I work really hard on the songs and in the studio to try to make sure that I’m not just ever phoning it in, and I always, as I’m writing the songs, I always appreciate that anticipation. It always inspires me to work even harder to make sure the songs are ready and right when I put ‘em out.”
Sam Hunt will perform his huge smash “Body Like a Back Road” on this year’s CMA Fest television special premiering August 16th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC. Check out the sneak peek below.