Sam Lowry Hunt born December 8, is an American singer and songwriter. Born in Cedartown, Georgia , Hunt played football in his high school and college years and once attempted to pursue a professional sports career before signing with MCA Nashville in His debut studio album, Montevallo , broke several chart records with five singles spawned from the record, including three consecutive Hot Country Songs chart and four Country Airplay chart number ones. The lead single from the album, " Leave the Night On ", peaked concurrently on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, making Hunt the first country artist in 22 years, since Billy Ray Cyrus , to reach the top of three country charts simultaneously in the Nielsen SoundScan -era. Hunt was born on December 8, , in Cedartown, Georgia , United States, the eldest of three children of Allen and Joan Hunt, an insurance agent and a teacher respectively. He was a quarterback at Middle Tennessee State University from to He dressed for every game in but did not play in any of them. Hunt completed of passes for 1, yards, 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in He also rushed 68 times for yards and two touchdowns. With respect to the root of his interest in music, Hunt recalled between stops in tour, "I never saw myself as a musician or having any musical talent
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But extraordinary times can do funny things to extraordinary people. The singer checked in over the phone from his place near Nashville, where he posted a video on Instagram the other day that showed him riding a motorcycle, trailed by several dogs, through a wide, grassy field. Fortunately, we have a little room to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine on the nice days. Your cabin looks pretty rustic. You could say that. That Instagram clip also showed you and your wife playing some music.
Following his debut album, the singer and songwriter retreated from the spotlight and got married. But he hit pause on his career to win back the love of his life. By Jon Caramanica. For Breland, working with Hunt was an immediate stamp of Nashville approval. For Hunt, it was a rare opportunity to collaborate with someone who approached the country-rap divide from the other side.
In a recent interview with HITS Daily Double , the "Hard to Forget" singer, 35, opened up about the importance of being truthful both in life and in his music, particularly on his latest studio album Southside , which was released in April and debuted at No. It wasn't me writing from that personal place so much as writing honestly about it from experience, for anyone else trying to sort these kinds of things out. The point you're making is intuitive. If you work from there, the hook reveals itself.