Sam Hunt Takes Home Breakthrough Video of the Year at 2015 CMT Music Awards
Sam Hunt's breakthrough year just got even bigger. The genre-bending country singer won Breakthrough Video of the Year for his clip for "Leave the Night On" at the 2015 CMT Music Awards.
The song was the debut single from his debut album Montevallo, and it reached No. 1. It was up against Chase Rice's “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” Frankie Ballard's clip for “Sunshine & Whiskey,” Kelsea Ballerini's “Love Me Like You Mean It,” Maddie & Tae's “Girl in a Country Song” video and “God Made Girls” by RaeLynn for the CMT buckle.
"Thank you CMT, and thank you to all my buddies who came out and helped us make this video," Hunt said from the stage. "Just a couple of years ago, I was standing right down here for this award show," he noted, pointing down near the front. "And it's phenomenal to be up here on this stage tonight. I appreciate y'all. Have a good evening, enjoy yourselves."
It's the cap to a winning run that has seen him score multiple No. 1 hit singles, while his groundbreaking style that fuses melodic pop country and speaking parts has made big inroads both at radio and on the road, where Hunt is already headlining his own shows.
Country Stars on the 2015 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet