By successfully incorporating contemporary R&B rhythms and modern hip-hop phrasing into country-pop, singer/songwriter Sam Hunt has single-handedly triggered a generational change in the world of country music. With this achievement, he has initiated a clear evolution of the energetic country music that had previously shaped the taste of the 2010s.
Ending up in the entertainment industry was not part of the singer’s original plan for a life career, singing was actually just an afterthought when his soccer ambitions suddenly came to a halt after he graduated. Although he later entered the entertainment industry, he successfully filled every gap created by his late arrival and managed to meet up with his buddies who had started the entertainment race long before him
Sam Hunt Biography
Sam Lowry Hunt, the eldest son of Allen and Joan Hunt, was born in Cedartown, Georgia on December 8, 1984. His mother worked as a teacher, while his father earned his living as an insurance agent. The singer is an American citizen, but of mixed French, English, Scottish, and Scotch-Irish ethnicity. He grew up in his hometown of Cedartown, Georgia, alongside his two siblings Ben Hunt and Van Hunt.
He completed his high school education at Cedar Town College before going on to Middle Tennessee State University. He spent only a few years in Tennessee before moving on to the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he graduated in 2007.
Sam Hunt’s career as a singer was not his original plan; even in high school, he was an outstanding athlete who excelled in football, where he played as a quarterback. During his years at the University of Alabama, he began experimenting with the guitar and teaching himself to sing. When his soccer career failed, he made the conscious decision to pick out his few belongings and go to Nashville to pursue a singing career.
After he left soccer to dedicate himself to music, the young star moved to Nashville with a few necessities. Sam Hunt began orienting himself in 2012 when he co-wrote the hit Come over by Kenny Chesney. He also wrote We Are Tonight by Billy Currington and Cop Car by Keith Urban. His own single Raised On It, released in September 2013, was a hit. The following month, the singer released a free 12-song mixtape, Between the Pines, on his website.
Sam Hunt’s next single, Leave the Light On, sold many copies and was awarded platinum by the RIAA. He set about releasing other singles such as House Party and Take Your Time.
Sam Hunt’s popularity is growing as fans come to discover his unique talent. His album Montevallo made it to the top country albums and reached the top 3 on the Billboard 200. His lipstick graffiti tour was also a success.
Sam Hunt Net Worth
The singer’s annual salary was not accessible, but some reliable sources have set his net worth at a whopping $2 million. This net worth is believed to have been accumulated through his singing and songwriting career, which has spanned from 2006 to the present. Information about his assets and liabilities is not currently available.
Is He Married? Who is the Wife or Fiancee?
The “Raised On It” singer is married to Hannah Lee Fowler. The couple performed the ceremony in an inconspicuous wedding on April 14, 2017, in Cedartown, Georgia, with only family and a few friends present. They spent their honeymoon, which began on May 9, 2017, at the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida.
While Sam Hunt’s career in the entertainment industry keeps him in the spotlight, his wife Hannah is busy saving lives in the hospital where she works as a nurse. How the duo met is not publicly known, but it is known that Sam had to fly to Hawaii seven times in a few weeks to court Hannah when their relationship broke up while they were still together. In 2016, just a few months before their marriage, they rekindled their dalliance.