On The Rise: Sam Hunt

Nashville is talking like crazy about this new Georgia artist and anyone who knows me personally probably knows about him by now as well considering his music has been blasting in my car nonstop lately. Sam Hunt is no newcomer to country radio, although his first single "Leave The Night On" just dropped today. Sam has written songs like "We Are Tonight" by Billy Currington that are reminiscent of his Georgia roots and others like "Cop Car" by Keith Urban that tell of his experience down at an Alabama airport that ended up with him "in the back of a cop car". He also cowrote Kenny Chesney's number 1 song "Come Over".

Sam recently signed a deal with MCA Records Nashville and will release his debut album in late fall or early spring. Just last year, he released an Acoustic Mixtape with four songs that you can now find on Spotify. His country roots are evident in his music but it also shows signs of pop and R&B influences. Rolling Stone Country named him as one of the "10 Artists You Need To Know: Summer 2014". 

He recently toured with David Nail and played a couple of shows at CMA Music Festival in Nashville that showed off the growing fan base that he already has that is soon to get even bigger. Be on the lookout for him coming to your town and keep your ears out for his new single "Leave The Night On" on your local radio station! 

Check out Sam's music video for "Speakers" here:

- Lauren