Born In: Cedartown, Georgia, United States
Sam Hunt is an American Country songwriter and singer. During his youth Sam was more of a sportsman and played football for his school and university team. However, he suffered an injury after which he failed to make it to professional football and decided to take up music instead. He loved country music, but made a difference by moving away from the stereotype country songs to develop a style of his own that has a trace of R&B and Hip Hop in it. It was not long before he signed a contract with MCA Nashville and released a four song E P titled ‘X2C’, with his first single ‘Leave the Night On’ that went on to be number one on the Country Airplay chart. His debut studio album ‘Montevallo’ soon followed, along with his acoustic mixtape, that reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and had a 11 weeks reign. Since the launch of his career, he earned prominence from both outside and inside the country music community for incorporating pop into the songwriting and production of his songs, for his use of R & B and for blending different genres. Sam Hunt is quite active on social media. He has a huge fan following on Twitter and Facebook, and quite a number of subscribers to his YouTube channel. He certainly is a rising star in the American country music scene.
Also Known As: Sam Lowry Hunt
mother: Joan Hunt
Born Country: United States
Notable Alumni: Middle Tennessee State University
U.S. State: Georgia
education: Middle Tennessee State University
Sam Lowry Hunt was born on December 8, 1984, in Cedartown, Georgia, USA, in a middle class family to Allen and Joan Hunt. His father was an insurance agent and his mother was a teacher in primary school. He was the eldest of three children.
In 2007, he was invited to a football training camp with ‘Kansas City Chiefs’. However, he failed to make it to the team and decided to give up football and take up music as a career instead. For this, he moved to Nashville along with a friend in his mother’s minivan in 2008, and started a new life.
His talent with the guitar and flair for composing lyrics, coupled with a rich country music male voice, soon became well-known in country music circles of Nashville. In 2012, he co-wrote the number one single hit ‘Come Over’ with Kenny Chesney. His work received positive reviews and he was felicitated with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award which gave a boost to his budding career.
The following year he released his own single number ‘Raised on It’ and launched his website with a free mixtape of 12 songs titled ‘Between the Pines’. He also wrote two singles for Keith Urban and Billy Currington which topped the American country music charts.
His debut studio album titled ‘Montevallo’ was released in October 2014, along with his acoustic mixtape, ‘Between the Pines’. Within a month, his debut album reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number three on the US Billboard 200. Hunt became the first country music singer after Clint Black to have his debut studio album and single top the charts in the same year and stay at number one position for 11 weeks.
Hunt featured on the Billboard issue of August 2015, where he was candid about his efforts to break away from the stereotype country music and come up with a more contemporary version. His music has elements of country, R&B and pop that are blended together in an overall country style.
Sam Hunt is active on social media with his Twitter and Facebook account. His songs on You Tube have a large subscription and he has a growing fan following of all ages.
His debut album ‘Montevallo’ was released in 2014, and reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart. His second album, ‘Body Like a Black Road’ hit the stands in February 2017, and was equally successful.
Hunt was greatly influenced by his girlfriend, Hannah Lee Fowler, whom he dated since 2008, and finally married in April 2017, at his hometown in Cedartown, Georgia. She was the inspiration behind his debut album ‘Montevallo.’
In February 2022, Hannah filed for divorce, but called it off. In May 2022, she gave birth to their daughter Lucy.
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