Sam Hunt Biography

Sam Lowry Hunt is an American singer, songwriter and former college football player. He is credited for writing singles for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Billy Currington. In 2014, Hunt signed with MCA Nashville and released his debut album Montevallo, which includes the number 1 Country Airplay hits "Leave the Night On" and "Take Your Time". He became known in the country music community for his artistry, incorporating heavy use of R&B and pop into the production and songwriting of his songs.

Sam Hunt was born on December 8, 1984 in Cedartown, Georgia, United States, first of three boys born to Allen and Joan Hunt, an insurance agent and a teacher respectively. He studied at Cedartown High School where he played football. He was named 2002 Co-Offensive Player of the Year, was selected for the Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State Class AAA first-team as an all-purpose player, and was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee. After graduating high school, he became interested in music and bought his first guitar to take to college.

He was a quarterback for two years at Middle Tennessee State University and two years at UAB where he majored in philosophy.He had limited action in six games with Middle Tennessee; at UAB, he started only seven games during the 2006 season due to injuries. After practice every day, he would teach himself how to play acoustic guitar. After graduating from UAB in 2007, he was invited to training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs.However, his football career failed to take off and he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music in 2008.
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