Sam Hunt is a country singer and songwriter from the United States. Sam was more of a sportsman as a kid, and he played football for his high school and university teams. However, due to an injury, he was unable to pursue a career in professional football and instead chose to pursue a career in music. He enjoyed country music, but he set himself apart by breaking away from the stereotypical country tunes and developing his own style that incorporates elements of R&B and Hip Hop. Soon after, he got a deal with MCA Nashville and released the four-song EP ‘X2C,’ with his first single, ‘Leave the Night On,’ reaching number one on the Country Airplay chart. His debut studio album, ‘Montevallo,’ was released soon after, as was his acoustic mixtape, which spent 11 weeks at number one on the Top Country Albums chart. He’s just published his second studio album and completed two successful US tours. Sam Hunt is a regular user of social media. He has a sizable Twitter and Facebook following, as well as a sizable YouTube subscriber base. The young man is married and content. In the American country music landscape, he is unquestionably a rising star.
Childhood and Adolescence
Sam Lowry Hunt was born on December 8, 1984, in Cedartown, Georgia, to Allen and Joan Hunt, a middle-class family. His father worked as an insurance agent, while his mother was a primary school teacher. He was the middle child in a family of three.
He attended Cedartown High School before attending Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he majored in philosophy and received a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He was a member of his high school and college football teams throughout his high school and college years. He went on to become the most valuable quarterback at his university until he was wounded on the field and turned to music.
He began learning the acoustic guitar while his injury healed, but he had no intention of becoming a musician. His undergraduate friends, on the other hand, admired his style and urged him to pursue music more seriously. Soon after, he began creating his own songs and performing them in bars and at casual gatherings with his friends.
In 2007, he was invited to the ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ football training camp. However, after failing to make the team, he opted to forego football in favor of pursuing a career in music. In 2008, he relocated to Nashville with a friend in his mother’s minivan and began a new life.
Career & Skills
His guitar skills and lyrical flair, along with a rich country music male voice, quickly made him a household name in Nashville’s country music circles. He and Kenny Chesney co-wrote the number one single “Come Over” in 2012. His work was well accepted, and he was awarded the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Award, which boosted his fledgling career.
The next year, he released his own single, ‘Raised on It,’ and established his website with a free mixtape called ‘Between the Pines,’ which included 12 tracks. He also co-wrote two country music chart-topping singles for Keith Urban and Billy Corrington.
In 2014, he got a deal with MCA Nashville and released ‘X2C,’ a four-song EP. The EP debuted at number 36 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and it acted as a precursor to his debut studio album. In October of that year, his first single, “Leave the Night On,” reached number one on the Country Airplay list.
In October 2014, he published his debut studio album, ‘Montevallo,’ as well as an acoustic mixtape, ‘Between the Pines.’ His debut album debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums list and number three on the US Billboard 200 within a month. After Clint Black, Hunt became the first country music singer to have his debut studio album and single rank at number one in the same year and stay there for 11 weeks.
Soon after the publication of his debut album, he embarked on his first tour, which became known as ‘Lipstick Graffiti,’ boosting album sales to new heights. Following his initial tour, he embarked on the ‘Lady Antebellum’s Wheels Tour,’ which was as successful and drew large crowds.
Hunt was featured in the August 2015 issue of Billboard, where he spoke candidly about his efforts to break free from the stereotypes of country music and create a more modern version. His music incorporates elements of country, R&B, and pop into a cohesive country sound.
His efforts paid off, as seen by the success of his fifth single, ‘Make You Miss Me,’ from ‘Montevallo,’ which reached number one on the Country Airplay chart, making him the first country artist to have four top-charting singles from a debut album.
The lead single from his second studio album, ‘Body Like a Back Road,’ was released in 2017. Because of his deft blend of old and new, his signature style appeals to people of all ages.
With his Twitter and Facebook accounts, Sam Hunt is active on social media. His songs have a significant subscriber base on YouTube, and he has a rising fan base of people of all ages. Sam is known for paying special attention to his female followers, a trait he claims he picked up from his long-term partner and current wife.
Major Projects of Sam
In 2014, he published his debut album, ‘Montevallo,’ which debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums chart. ‘Body Like a Black Road,’ his second album, was released in February 2017 and was also a commercial success.
The ‘2015 Lipstick Graffiti Tour’ and the ’15 in a 30 Tour,’ which he performed with Maren Morris, Chris Janson, and Ryan Follese in 2017, were Hunt’s two major tours.
Achievements & Awards
In November 2015, Hunt received his first American Music Award for ‘New Artist of the Year.’ In the same year, he was named ASCAP Country Music’s ‘Songwriter – Artist of the Year.’
In 2016, he earned ‘Breakthrough Male Singer of the Year’ on the American Country Countdown, and his debut album ‘Montevallo’ won ‘Digital Album of the Year’ during the same season.
Personal Experiences of Sam
Hannah Lee Fowler, Hunt’s partner since 2008 and whom he married in April 2017 in his hometown of Cedartown, Georgia, had a big influence on him. She was the inspiration for his debut record, ‘Montevallo,’ and he routinely sought her advice on key life matters. Sam Hunt is a family man who is dedicated to his wife, despite the fact that he has yet to have his own children.
Hunt distinguishes himself from other artists by combining speaking and singing in a male gruff yet clear mid-range country voice. He doesn’t write songs with a certain genre in mind, instead relying on his gut instinct. His songwriting is primarily influenced by Brad Paisley, while his vocal style is reminiscent of Billy Currington and Alice Cooper.
Estimated Net Worth
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