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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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SAM HUNT POISED TO HIT THE TOP OF THE COUNTRY CHARTS WITH HIS SMASH HIT “KINFOLKS.”

Sam Hunt is poised to take over the top spot on the country charts with his latest smash, “Kinfolks,” which he co-wrote with Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne.

In addition to impressing a new ladylove, “Kinfolks” is also about family, images and mainly about home. “For me, it’s my hometown, it’s my grandmothers, all my cousins, we have a big family and always got together around the holidays, so it’s all my cousins. And I’ve been posting some pictures on Instagram,” says Sam. “It’s images too. It’s those basketball goals, the houses, the cars, the whole, some of those looks just are nostalgic, and so it’s just home really for the most part.”

When writing the song, Sam also gives a nod to his Mom. “Her name is Joan, yeah. My brother calls her Joanie, and so I wanted to give it a little personal touch, so I threw that line in there.”

Sam’s eagerly-awaited sophomore album SOUTHSIDE will be released April 3rd on MCA Nashville. The album will feature his current smash “Kinfolks,” the introspective ballad “Sinning With You,” and more from the award-winning artist. SOUTHSIDE will be the first full album since Hunt’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut, Montevallo.

In addition to the April 3rd album release, Hunt plans to hit the road on The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with special guests Kip MooreTravis DenningERNEST and a DJ set by Brandi CyrusThe Southside Summer Tour will kick off May 28th in Charlotte and head to over 40 markets including Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego and more

Audio / Sam Hunt says his song “Kinfolks” is also about his family and home.

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Sam Hunt (Kinfolks) 2 OC: …for the most part. :24
“For me, it’s my hometown, it’s my grandmothers, all my cousins, we have a big family and always got together around the holidays, so it’s all my cousins. And I’ve been posting some pictures on Instagram. It’s images too. It’s those basketball goals, the houses, the cars, the whole, some of those looks just are nostalgic, and so it’s just home really for the most part.”

Audio / Sam Hunt personalized his current smash, “Kinfolks,” by giving a nod to his Mom.

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Sam Hunt (Joanie) OC: …in there. :09
“That’s my mom. (laughs) Her name is Joan, yeah. My brother calls her Joanie, and so I wanted to give it a little personal touch, so I threw that line in there.”

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SAM HUNT RETURNS THIS WEEK TO ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

Sam Hunt returns to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Thursday (February 13th) to play is latest hit single “Kinfolks.” Already with over 105M streams and currently in the Top 2 on the country radio airplay charts, “Kinfolks” is a recent release from Hunt’s upcoming April 3rd album, SOUTHSIDE (MCA Nashville).

Listen to “Kinfolks” HERE  |  Preorder SOUTHSIDE HERE

Additionally, Hunt hits the road in May for The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, and ERNEST. The 41-city run across North America goes on sale today (February 11th) exclusively to Citi members via www.citientertainment.com with public on-sale opening this Friday (February 14th) on www.ticketmaster.com.

Find The Southside Summer Tour 2020 Playlist HERE

For more information, visit www.SamHunt.com.

 

About Sam Hunt:
Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt recently introduced fans to his new song, “Kinfolks”- already Top 5 at country radio. Leaning on the sentiment of “you can’t make old friends,” Hunt exemplifies the importance of bringing a new relationship into the mix and comfortability of home. “Kinfolks” follows Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), which topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and it remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011; and his three-week No. 1, 6x Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road.”

Montevallo 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.” Then, Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” release shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it remained for an unprecedented 34 consecutive weeks, shattering the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart. “Body Like A Back Road” was also the No. 3 most-downloaded all genre song of 2017.

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. Hunt is currently in the studio finishing up a new project expected in the new year. For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

SAM HUNT UNVEILS NEW SONG “HARD TO FORGET.”

Sam Hunt unveils new song “Hard To Forget” today. Written by Sam Hunt, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull, and Mary Jean Shurtz, “Hard To Forget” joins “Sinning With You” and Top 5-and-climbing radio hit “Kinfolks” as another taste of what is to come on Hunt’s upcoming April 3rd album, SOUTHSIDE (MCA Nashville).

Listen to “Hard To Forget” HERE  |  Preorder SOUTHSIDE HERE

“Hard To Forget” comes on the heels of Hunt’s album release news and the announcement of The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, and ERNEST. Kicking off May 28th, the tour runs through over 40 markets from Charlotte, Tampa and Toronto to Dallas, Sacramento and Phoenix before wrapping September 26th in Albuquerque. Tickets go on sale this Tues, Feb. 11 exclusively to Citi members via www.citientertainment.com with public on-sale opening Friday, February 14th on www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Find The Southside Summer Tour 2020 Playlist HERE

For more information, visit www.SamHunt.com.

About Sam Hunt:
Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt recently introduced fans to his new song, “Kinfolks”- already Top 5 at country radio. Leaning on the sentiment of “you can’t make old friends,” Hunt exemplifies the importance of bringing a new relationship into the mix and comfortability of home. “Kinfolks” follows Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), which topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and it remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011; and his three-week No. 1, 6x Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road.”

Montevallo 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.” Then, Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” release shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it remained for an unprecedented 34 consecutive weeks, shattering the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart. “Body Like A Back Road” was also the No. 3 most-downloaded all genre song of 2017.

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. Hunt is currently in the studio finishing up a new project expected in the new year. For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

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