Sam Hunt took the stage at the 49th CMA Awards to perform his nominated single, "Take Your Time," off of his debut album, Montevallo. 

Cleanly shaven and clad in what can only be described as a priest's get-up, and looking awesome while doing so, he got all the ladies in the audience confessing. Hunt looked right at home on stage performing the song that turned out to be his second No. 1 single.

CMA host Brad Paisley gave Hunt some grief for his use of "hunting" in his songs, or going from singing to talking, then back to singing. But in this performance, Hunt proved just how well it works for him.

Hunt was nominated for New Artist of the Year, and we can see why. In the past year, he has released his debut album and racked up three No. 1 singles along the way, including "Leave the Night On" and "House Party." His current single is "Breakup in a Small Town," and if his streak continues, that may just be his fourth.

Last week, Hunt told Entertainment Weekly that he was in the studio currently working on the follow-up to his very successful first album.

“I’ve really been able to appreciate the value of certain types of songs [for] a live audience,” he said. “Our show has a little bit more energy and the tempo is a little bit more upbeat than the way I usually approach songwriting — I tend to lean towards ballads and slower songs. So I’m more aware of needing that balance. There will be songs that will be great to listen to in the car by yourself, songs that will be perfect for a party with your friends, or a live show.”

See Country Stars on the Red Carpet at the 2015 CMA Awards