Sam Hunt is an American singer and songwriter as well as a former college football player. Sam Hunt was born in Cedartown, Georgia and played football all throughout high school and college. In 2014, Sam Hunt moved to Nashville, Tennessee and joined MCA Nashville to launch his singing and songwriting career. Sam Hunt helped contributed to songs for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Billy Currington and Reba McEntire before pursuing a solo career. In 2014, Sam Hunt released a four track EP titled X2C as a preview for his forthcoming studio album. Sam Hunt was shocked when the EP debut at the 36 position on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart.
Later that same year, Sam Hunt released his debut album Montevallo, which went RIAA double platinum certified and included three platinum selling US Hot Country Songs including “Leave the Night On”, “Take Your Time” and “House Party”. Sam Hunt is the first country music artist to have every song on his debut album reach the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the second solo male in the SoundScan era to lead Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs being a new artist with his first album. The lead single from the album, "Leave the Night On", peaked simultaneously on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, making Sam Hunt the first artist in 22 years to reach the top of three country charts simultaneously since Billy Ray Cyrus. Sam Hunt was also one of the first country recording artists to incorporate R&B and pop into his music and songwriting.
Sam Hunt’s explosive popularity as a country music artist quickly drew attention from country music industry insiders and has won numerous awards, including “New Artist of the Year” from The Academy of Country Music Awards, A Taste of Country Music Awards and American Music Awards, “Songwriter of the Year” from the ASCAP Country Music Awards, “Breakthrough Video of the Year” for “Leave the Night On” from CMT Country Music Awards Don’t miss your next opportunity to get tickets to Sam Hunt the next time he comes to your town. Score big with TicketCity – the place to go for Sam Hunt tickets.
Sam Hunt Tour – 2016
In 2016, Sam Hunt toured on the C2C: Country to Country Tour with other popular country music artists including Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Maddie & Tae. Sam Hunt performed at venues of all shapes and sizes during the C2C: Country to Country Tour where he played all of the songs from his 2014 debut album Montevallo.