Hunt, a Polk County native who was once known as a star quarterback on the Cedartown High School football field, has been staying busy these days making it big in the Nashville music scene.
Last night was proof of that when country music superstar Keith Urban and judge for American Idol, gave Hunt a shout out to millions of American viewers.
Urban said, in speaking to a contestant about the music business, “It’s a tough town, there’s guys like Sam Hunt, who’s this new artist who’s a crazy-talented, writer and singer.”
Almost instantly, it was a top subject of discussion on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Hunt has had songs recorded by Nashville artists Kenny Chesney, Neal McCoy, and Blake Wise, most notably Chesney’s No. 1 hit single “Come Over.”
According to Hunt’s Facebook page, he’s currently working on a record of his own.
In the fall of 2008, after graduating from college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hunt moved to Nashville and quickly signed a publishing deal.
Since the success of “Come Over,” Hunt has been writing and holding songs for his own project while working alongside other Nashville artists.