You know Sam Hunt, the country superstar. He’s the artist who sells out concerts and has amassed quite a collection of hit country songs for himself. Hunt’s scored 12 hit singles, 9 of which have gone #1. Before scoring hit country songs, Sam was a star football player in high school and college. He played quarterback for Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When a tryout for the Kansas City Chiefs lead to a dead end in football, Sam packed up and moved to Nashville (songfacts.com). There, he felt comfortable sharing his writing with other artists. Here, you will find 5 awesome songs you may not know Sam Hunt wrote!
Sam Hunt told Kix Brooks in an interview that the first song he ever learned on guitar was Kenny Chesney’s “What I Need To Do.” He would later write a #1 hit for Kenny. Hunt picked up the guitar after graduating high school. According to songfacts.com, Sam relayed, “I went to a pawn shop and got a guitar there and I learned to play and at the time I thought it would just be a hobby. I was going off to college and I thought, ‘Well in my downtime, maybe I’ll learn a few songs. And just fell in love with it. And no matter how tired I was, after I got home from football practice, football camp, I would always make time to pick up the guitar. Throughout college I got a little better at it and my passion grew.”
Today, Sam is known not only as a country superstar, but an accomplished and sought-after songwriter as well. In fact, he wrote every track on his Montevallo album. Here are 5 awesome songs you may not know Sam Hunt wrote for other artists.