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.