Sam Hunt Discusses His Upcoming Album and New Video For “Leave The Night On”

Hailing from rural Cedartown, Georgia – Sam Hunt is quickly becoming one of Nashville’s most talked about young talents.

After finishing his football career as quarterback for the University of Alabama Birmingham – Sam made the move to Nashville to try his hand at songwriting. Shortly after settling into the Nashville scene, he was given the opportunity to write full-time for a publisher. Using the work ethic and discipline he accrued as a ball player, Sam began to develop his craft and quickly gained recognition as a gifted songwriter.
Sam made a name for himself in the country music community co-writing Kenny Chesney‘s #1 single “Come Over“, as well as singles “Cop Car” from Keith Urban and “We Are Tonight“from Billy Currington.

Samʼs sound owes itʼs roots to country music but has an eclectic style thatʼs based on pop, urban, folk and R&B influences.

We recently caught up with Sam during a recent taping for CMT’s Listen Up in Nashville.  Where he talked about his upcoming album, his new video released this week for “Leave The Night On” and more.


Amanda Mertz-Sam Hunt CMT Interview by Amanda Mertz

Amanda Mertz

Amanda Mertz

Growing up in the Travis Tritt, George Strait, Garth Brooks era, it was hard not fall in love with country music from a young age. Most of my childhood days were spent on the water, fishing, boating and camping. For me, country music paints a true picture of how my life really is when it comes to growing up in a small town, love, loss, breakups, and family. I grew up attending a catholic grade school and an all-girl catholic high school so my faith and love of God has always been very important to me and my family. “Live. Laugh. Love” was the motto my father instilled in our family. In 2012, I achieved one of my biggest dreams. I was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2012! . Sadly, my dad passed away the following week but I knew then that each day I would work as hard as I could to accomplish all of my dreams. In December 2013 I moved to Nashville, TN. I since then have joined ASCAP as a licensing manager, working to ensure songwriters get paid their royalties, which furthered deepened my love of country music.

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