Sam Hunt

Biography

Country singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist Sam Hunt was born and raised in rural Cedartown, Georgia, where he was a gifted athlete and had a fine career as a college quarterback at both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Although he was good enough to be signed as a free agent for a time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt was drawn increasingly to music. He had grown up on, and loved, 1990s country, and after hearing all manner of rap, R&B, and other urban pop styles in college locker rooms, he developed a singing and songwriting style that gently blended all of this, and he headed off to Nashville, ground zero for hopeful country songwriters, to begin his career.
Quickly signed to a publishing deal, he applied the self-discipline he learned as an athlete, and began writing better and better songs, finally breaking through when songs he wrote or co-wrote were recorded by country stars Kenny Chesney ("Come Over," which went on to become a number one single), Keith Urban ("Cop Car"), Billy Currington ("We Are Tonight"), and others. Hunt made his commercial recording debut when he independently released a single, "Raised on It," in 2013, followed by a 15-song demo mixtape called Between the Pines that same year, also independently released. Hunt signed a recording deal with MCA Nashville early in 2014, and the label released a single, "Leave the Night On," that same year in advance of an album. "Leave the Light On" became a number one country hit later that year, setting the stage for the October release of Hunt's debut, Montevallo. It debuted at number one on the country chart and number three on the pop chart and generated three additional hits: "Take Your Time" and "House Party," which both reached number one, and "Break Up in a Small Town." As the latter rode the charts, his 2013 "acoustic mixtape" Between the Pines was re-released in October 2015.

Birth Date: December 8, 1984

Origin: Cedartown, GA

Genre: Country 

Years Active: '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    1

    Blossom Music Center

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    2

    Klipsch Music Center

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 2, 2017

    Noblesville, IN

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    15

    Budweiser Stage

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    16

    DTE Energy Music Theatre

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 16, 2017

    Clarkston, MI

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    17

    KeyBank Pavilion (Formerly First Niagara Pavilion)

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Burgettstown, PA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    24

    XFINITY Theatre

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Hartford, CT

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    25

    PNC Bank Arts Center

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Holmdel, NJ

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    7

    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, July 7, 2017

    Maryland Heights, MO

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    8

    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 17, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Tinley Park, IL

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    9

    Riverbend Music Center

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Cincinnati, OH

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    13

    Verizon Amphitheatre

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Alpharetta, GA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    14

    MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, July 14, 2017

    Tampa, FL

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    15

    Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 15, 2017

    West Palm Beach, FL

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    21

    Darling's Waterfront Pavilion

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, July 21, 2017

    Bangor, ME

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    22

    Xfinity Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Mansfield, MA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    23

    Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Canandaigua, NY

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    27

    Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    28

    Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, July 28, 2017

    Raleigh, NC

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    29

    PNC Music Pavilion

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Charlotte, NC

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    10

    Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Chula Vista, CA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    11

    Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, August 11, 2017

    Mountain View, CA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    12

    Toyota Amphitheatre

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Wheatland, CA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    15

    Greek Theatre

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    16

    Greek Theatre

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    19

    Ak-Chin Pavilion

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 10, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    21

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Monday, August 21, 2017

    Morrison, CO

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    22

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Morrison, CO

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    15

    BB&T Pavilion (Formerly Susquehanna)

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, September 15, 2017

    Camden, NJ

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    16

    Jiffy Lube Live

    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Bristow, VA

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    22

    Ascend Amphitheater

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, September 22, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    23

    Ascend Amphitheater

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: Sam Hunt and Chris Janson


    1

    Las Vegas Village

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean and Jake Owen


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    Influencers

  • Keith Urban

    Genres: Country

  • Kenny Chesney

    Genres: Country

  • Conway Twitty

    Genres: Country