Sam Hunt


Sam Lowry Hunt​ (born December 8, 1984) 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 2014.

Prior to his successful solo career, Hunt was credited for writing singles for ​Kenny Chesney​, ​Keith Urban​, ​Billy Currington​, and ​Reba McEntire​. 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. He is also the first country artist since ​Clint Black​ to occupy both year-end number one album and single with Montevallo​ and “​Take Your Time​”. The fifth single “​Make You Miss Me​” from ​Montevallo,​ hit number one on the Country Airplay chart, thus making Hunt the first solo male artist to land four number ones on the Country Airplay chart from a debut studio album.