By successfully slipping the contemporary R&B rhythms and modern hip-hop phrasing into country pop, the singer and songwriter, Sam Hunt has single-handedly sparked a generational shift in the world of country music. With this feat, he has initiated a clear progression from the energetic country music that had previously been the flavor of the 2010s.
Ending up in the entertainment industry was not part of the singer’s initial plan for a life career, singing was actually an afterthought when his football aspirations came to a sudden halt after graduation. Even though he came into the entertainment industry later in life, he successfully closed every gap created by his late arrival and has managed to meet up with his mates who started the entertainment race long before him
Sam Lowry Hunt, the eldest son of Allen and Joan Hunt, was born in Cedartown, Georgia on the 8th of December 1984. His mother works as a teacher while his dad earned a living working as an insurance agent. The singer is an American national but with mixed French, English, Scottish, and Scottish-Irish ethnicity. He was brought up in his hometown of Cedartown, Georgia alongside his two siblings Ben Hunt and Van Hunt.
He had his high school education at Cedar town College before he proceeded to Middle Tennessee State University. He only spent a couple of years at Tennessee before joining the University of Alabama, Birmingham where he completed his university education in 2007.
Sam Hunt’s career as a singer was not his initial plan; right from high school, he was a sports standout, excelling in football where he played as a quarterback. It was during his years at the University of Alabama that he started experimenting with the guitar and teaching himself how to sing. So, when his pursuit of a career in football failed, he made the conscious decision to pick his few belongings and head to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career.
After leaving football to pursue music, the young star relocated to Nashville with just a few necessities. Sam Hunt started getting his bearing in 2012 when he co-wrote the hit song 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 which was released in September 2013, was a hit. The track was from his first studio album Montevallo. The next month, the singer released a free 12-song mixtape, Between the Pines, through his website.
Sam Hunt’s next single Leave the Light On sold many copies and was Platinum certified by the RIAA. He went ahead to release other singles like House Party and Take Your Time.
Sam Hunt’s popularity is on the rise as fans are coming to discover his unique talent. His album Montevallo made it to the Top Country albums and on the Billboard 200, it peaked at number 3. His Lipstick Graffiti tour was also a success.
Sam Hunt’s Net Worth
The singer’s annual salary has not been accessible, but some reliable sources have gone ahead to peg his net worth at a tidy $2 million. This net worth is believed to have accrued through his singing and songwriting career which has spanned from 2006 to date. Information on his assets and liabilities are not currently available.
Is He Married? Who is the Wife or Fiancée?
The Raised On It crooner is married to Hannah Lee Fowler. The couple tied the nuptials in a low-key wedding on the 14th of April 2017 in Cedartown, Georgia with only family and few friends in attendance. Their honeymoon which began on the 9th of May 2017 was spent at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida.
While Sam Hunt’s career in the entertainment industry constantly takes him to the spotlight, his wife, Hannah is busy saving lives in the hospital where she works as a nurse. How the duo got to meet is not public knowledge but it is known that Sam had to fly to Hawaii for seven times under a few weeks in an attempt to woo Hannah back when their relationship hit the rocks while they were still dating. They rekindled their dalliance in 2016 just a few months before their marriage.