Sam Hunt brought his crossover swagger to Late Night with Seth Meyers on Jan. 6 with his latest single, “Break Up in a Small Town.”

The Grammy-nominated artist launched into a passionate performance of the Platinum-selling single, performing the rap-infused verses with a sincere delivery and smooth rhythm. Donning his signature laid-back, sharp look in a simple black hoodie over a black T-shirt, the artist was accompanied by two electric guitar players and a drummer, who each rocked out on the tune, bringing that edgy flair Hunt is known for.

Hunt has made a splash with his debut album Montevallo, revolutionizing the way many people see country music as a genre by fusing together pop, rock and hip-hop with country roots. His ability to weave familiar country tropes into his lyrics and package them in a unique new shell earned him the position as of the hottest artists in the industry, now nominated for two Grammy awards in the Best Country Album category as well as the all-genre Best New Artist category. He also represented the country genre at the American Music Awards, nabbing the award for the all-genre Favorite New Artist category.

The singer-songwriter recently released an acoustic album titled Between the Pines: Acoustic Mixtape, featuring stripped-down versions of many of the songs from Montevallo, including “Cop Car,” which was also recorded by Keith Urban. Hunt is now working on getting new music together for his sophomore album.

“I’ve sort of been piling up thoughts and ideas and trying to conceptualize what I want to do, what I want to say, how I want to say it, what direction I want to go musically,” he says. “I think we’ll just approach it the way we did the first record, follow our gut instinct.”

There's no word yet on when the new album will be ready, but it’s safe to say almost everyone will be chomping at the bit to hear what this talented songwriter comes up with next.

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