Sam Hunt Booked for Spotify House at SXSW 2015
Sam Hunt is heading to Austin, Texas! The "Take Your Time" singer will take the Spotify House stage during this year's South by Southwest Music Festival.
Hunt will perform a lunchtime show at 1PM CT on March 18, after country newcomer Cam — who is currently working on her debut album — and before country-rocker Ryan Bingham. This is Spotify's fourth annual promotional bash during the music portion of the industry event, and it's sure to be a big one. Spotify sets up its 'House' at a popup location on the east side of downtown.
As one of the hip and talked-about venues, Spotify House selects up-and-coming acts who they consider "ones to watch" for the event, which carries on for six days. It's not just about the music, however — the nonstop Spotify party also features DJs, delicious food and even workouts!
Dan + Shay took the stage to perform for Spotify listeners who visited the House in 2014, and the streaming service believes Hunt to be one to "watch" this year — not that that's any surprise to country fans. On Wednesday (Feb. 18), it was revealed that the newcomer has been voted a finalist for the ACM New Artist of the Year award. The trophy will be handed out at the 2015 ACM Awards, which are in April. Hunt is nominated against Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett, but he has a good chance of winning, as he pocketed a win for New Artist of the Year during the 2015 Taste of Country Awards. He's also been all over television lately, making stops at both Ellen and Letterman. How could anyone not be watching Sam Hunt?
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