Carolyn Kruse

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First, let me start off by saying, “welcome back to country music…and the radio, Sam Hunt!” You have been missed! For nearly 5 years we have waited for a new project from Sam, and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in early 2020 when he delivers a new album!

You may have heard Sam’s brand new single, “Kinfolks” playing on Country 102.5. People are loving it! In fact, the single tied his highest Country Airplay┬ádebut, entering the chart at No. 18 with 12.9 million impressions. This equals that of his last single,”Downtown’s Dead,” but it only peaked at #15. “Kinfolks” is bound to do much better, frankly because it’s a much better song.

But let’s get to the CMT Artists of the Years Awards event that took place earlier this week. Reba McEntire was honored as the CMT Artist of a Lifetime. Sam Hunt performed live at the event, to honor Reba. There, he sang what some would consider an usual choice. Sure, it was a huge hit for Reba, but consider these lyrics Sam sang:

“Mama spent every last penny we had
To buy me a dancin’ dress
Mama washed and combed and curled my hair
And she painted my eyes and lips then I stepped into a satin
Dancin’ dress that had a split on the side clean up to my hip
It was red velvet trim and it fit me good
Standin’ back from the lookin’ glass
There stood a woman where a half gown kid had stood”
Odd choice for a man. But Sam slayed it. I’m not sure many men could pull this off and make it sound so cool. Sam did. And here’s the proof:

Sam Hunt Performs "Fancy" | 2019 CMT Artist of the Year

CMT Artist of the Year Honoree, Sam Hunt, performs "Fancy". For more from CMT Artist of the Year go to #SamHunt #CMTAOTY #CMT This year's 10th Annual CMT Artists of the Year special highlights the entire year of country music, and honors this year's artists: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.


Carolyn Kruse Country 102.5 midday personality 9am-2pm Boston