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Sam Hunt may be one of the most unexpected success stories in contemporary country music. The singer-songwriter got his start writing hits for other artists, including Kenny Chesney’s 2012 hit “Come Over,” Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” and “We Are Tonight” for Billy Currington in 2014. That same year he released an EP titled ‘X2C,’ followed by his full-length debut album, ‘Montevallo.’ The project brings together a wide variety of diverse influences, including country, R&B, pop and rock. Its first single, “Leave the Night On,” was an instant success at country radio, reaching No. 1. Its follow-up, “Take Your Time,” features some genre-bending spoken-word phrasing in the verses, and has defied convention to also hit No. 1 on the U.S Hot Country chart. Hunt’s first headlining tour sold out in 15 markets within minutes of going on sale.

  • Birth Name: Sam Lowry Hunt
  • Top Songs: "Leave the Night On," "Take Your Time," "Cop Car"
  • Did You Know? Hunt played football in high school and college, and majored in philosophy at UAB.
  • Further Reading: Sam Hunt Shares His R&B Influences
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Sam Hunt Sporting Shaved Look for Summer

Sam Hunt has updated his signature look for summer. The singer recently posed for a photo with a fan in a mall, and he's sporting a shaved head.

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Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line to Perform at 2016 iHeartRadio Music Fest

For the sixth year in a row, the iHeartRadio Music Fest will return to Las Vegas. The two-day festival will take place on Sept. 23 and 24 at Sin City's T-Mobile Arena and the lineup includes Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia Line alongside some of the biggest names in pop, rock and hip-hop.

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Swan Dunk! Sam Hunt Shows Off His Crazy Basketball Skills [Watch]

What can't Sam Hunt do well? This week, the "Make You Miss Me" singer posted a video of himself slam-dunking a basketball in a pool.

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Neal McCoy Covers Sam Hunt Metal-Style at 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival

You can't accuse Neal McCoy of being out of step with the times. The veteran country star gave fans one of the most unexpectedly awesome onstage moments at the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival on Sunday (June 12).

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Hank Williams Jr., Carrie Underwood + More Play Night 2 of CMA Music Festival

Night two of the 2016 CMA Music Festival including stand-out performances from Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams Jr. Frankie Ballard's version of the "Star Spangled Banner" began a great night in Nashville.

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8 Country Artists With Unbelievable Swagger

A true sense of swagger in a country star is hard to define, but when it’s there, you know it.

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2016 CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

The 2016 CMT Music Awards nominees are out.

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Country Stars Confess Secret Misdeeds to Mom for Mother’s Day

We all have that one thing we did in high school, elementary school — or maybe even last week — that we kept from mom. So do your favorite country stars, like Carrie Underwood, Frankie Ballard and Sam Hunt!

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Will Snoop Dogg Guest on Sam Hunt’s Next Album?

Sam Hunt and Snoop Dogg recently shared the stage together at Stagecoach, and there just might be another collaboration on the way.

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Sam Hunt Snags Two ACCA Honors, Sings ‘Make You Miss Me’

Sam Hunt is the 2016 ACCA Breakthrough Male Artist of the Year. The "Make You Miss Me" singer accepted the award from Jennifer Nettles and actor Terry Crews moments after singing the new single from Montevallo.

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