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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.

For music, images, tour dates and more on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

 

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NEWS AND NOTES: Sam, Carrie, Vince, Maddie & Tae, Luke, Jon, Billy, Gary, Eric, Brothers Osborne, Kylie

Several artists have been added to this year’s CMT Artists of the Year show, including performances by Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood (live-streamed from her Cry Pretty Tour 360 show in Cleveland, Ohio), Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and more. Presenters include Vince Gill and Maddie & Tae. This year’s special celebrates the network’s five Artists of the Year – Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown – in addition to Reba McEntire (Artist of a Lifetime) and Ashley McBryde (Breakout Artist of the Year). The 90-minute show will air Wednesday (October 16th) at 8pm ET.

Luke Bryan’s hit “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” was just certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A., while his “Someone Else Calling You Baby” was just declared platinum. Jon Pardi’s “Up All Night” and Billy Currington’s “Don’t It” were also certified platinum, while Gary Allan’s “It Ain’t the Whiskey,” Eric Church’s “Some of It,” Luke’s “Drinkin’ Beer & Wasting Bullet” and Sam Hunt’s “Downtown’s Dead” were all certified gold.

Jon Pardi will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday (October 18th).

Brothers Osborne will perform at the Troy Gentry Foundation’s C’Ya on the Flip Side II February 5th at the Grand Ole Opry House, along with Trace Adkins, Rhett Akins, Tracy Lawrence, Justin Moore, Mark Wills and Eddie Montgomery. The benefit will raise funds for the Foundation, the Opry Trust Fund, T.J. Martell Foundation, Make-A-Wish, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and many others.

New EMI Nashville Recording Artist Kylie Morgan is one of three recipients of the second annual CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship. Over the next year, the CMA will provide support, connections with top industry professionals, participation in CMA-related events and a stipend to assist with their developing careers. She is currently opening several shows for Kip Moore and released a song “Boys Girl” to all digital partners.

SAM HUNT DROPS NEW SINGLE, “KINFOLKS.”

Sam Hunt just dropped his new song, “Kinfolks,” which he co-wrote with longtime collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne.

“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think about just, my people back home – even beyond my family, just buddies and people who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning,” says Sam. “I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me as I’ve moved away from my hometown, but that core group is still that core group and always will be. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make new old friends’.”

Fans have eagerly awaited new music from the record-breaking star since last year’s “Downtown’s Dead,” the follow-up to Hunt’s 6x Platinum “Body Like A Back Road,” and his GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo. 

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“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think about just, my people back home – even beyond my family, just buddies and people who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me as I’ve moved away from my hometown, but that core group is still that core group and always will be. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make new old friends’ or whatever.”

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SAM HUNT INTRODUCES NEW SONG “KINFOLKS.”

Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt introduces fans to his brand-new song, “Kinfolks,” written by Hunt with longtime collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne. The world premiere of “Kinfolks,” including its release on all digital and streaming platforms, takes place tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. CT with the song officially impacting country radio on October 14th.

“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase,” says Hunt, “I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family. It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.’” Hunt leans on that sentiment, exemplifying the importance of bringing a new relationship into the mix and comfortability of home.

Hunt has been dropping hints for “Kinfolks” all week with images and lyrics on his socials teeing up the highly-anticipated new release. Currently in the studio finishing up the project expected in the new year, Hunt gave a taste of new music to a packed Bud Light House Party event in Calgary last month, performing the reflective “Sinning With You” with an ecstatic crowd.

Fans have eagerly awaited new music from the record-breaking star since last year’s “Downtown’s Dead,” the follow-up to Hunt’s 6x Platinum “Body Like A Back Road,” and his GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo. 

About Sam Hunt:
Sam Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt has received accolades from Associated Press, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Since the Montevallo’s 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated over 6.85 billion global streams and has earned 22 million RIAA certified units. The album produced 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.” Hunt’s three-week No. 1, 6x Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it remained for an unprecedented 27 consecutive weeks, shattering the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart. Written by Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Body Like A Back Road” was the No. 1 most-streamed and No. 1 most-downloaded country song of 2017, and the No. 4 most-downloaded and Top 10 most-streamed all genre song of 2017.

 

For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

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