Sam Hunt's debut album, 'Montevallo,' dropped on Monday (Oct. 27), and in honor of the release, the singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to chat about the album, the surreal moment when fans ask to take photos and, of course, Halloween.

Although Hunt's first album has just been released, he's already a pro at writing hits for other artists. The 'newcomer' penned 'We Are Tonight' by Billy Currington and 'Cop Car' by Keith Urban. Now that the spotlight is on him, Hunt says he's noticing a change. He's beginning to be recognized, and fans will be glad to know he's delighted to stop to take pics.

“I know that if the music is doing well, people will know who you are," Hunt tells host Sam Alex. "That’s part of the progress and success of the music, so if that’s one of the ways, one of the things that comes out of it, I’m completely okay with that."

Now that he's touring and has his own album out, Hunt's schedule is filling out ... and the  buff ex-football player admits it's increasingly difficult to find time to work out. He does keep his meals relatively healthy, and, lucky for him, he's not big into sweets. If Hunt reaches into the Halloween candy this year, it'll just be for a single piece of chocolate. The singer has fond memories of the dress-up holiday, but one costume in particular stands out in his mind.

“I had some interesting costumes … the one that I remember right offhand is Zorro when I was a lot younger. I was a big time Zorro fan," he admits. “My mom helped me make it and I remember having a big issue with the fact that she wouldn’t let me carry around a real metal sword, it just had to be plastic. That upset me. I probably pouted a little bit about that."

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.

Watch Sam Hunt Sing 'Leave the Night On' for Taste of Country