Sam Hunt Wiki
Sam Lowry Hunt (born December 8, 1984) is an American singer and songwriter. Born in Cedartown, Georgia, Hunt played football in his high school and college years and once attempted to pursue a professional sports career before signing with MCA Nashville in 2014.
Prior to his successful solo career, Hunt was credited for writing singles for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Billy Currington, and Reba McEntire. His debut studio album, Montevallo, broke several chart records with five singles spawned from the record, including three consecutive Hot Country Songs chart and four Country Airplay chart number ones. The lead single from the album, “Leave the Night On”, peaked concurrently on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, making Hunt the first country artist in 22 years, since Billy Ray Cyrus, to reach the top of three country charts simultaneously in the Nielsen SoundScan-era. He is also the first country artist since Clint Black to occupy both year-end number one album and single with Montevallo and “Take Your Time”. The fifth single “Make You Miss Me” from Montevallo, hit number one on the Country Airplay chart, thus making Hunt the first solo male artist to land four number ones on the Country Airplay chart from a debut studio album.
Sam Hunt Wife
In January 2017, it was announced that Hunt became engaged to Hannah Lee Fowler. Fowler, whom Hunt had been dating on-and-off since 2008, was the main inspiration behind his album Montevallo. Her name and their story are also referenced in his song “Drinkin’ Too Much.” They were married on April 15, 2017, in Hunt’s hometown of Cedartown, Georgia. Hunt was arrested for DUI on November 21, 2019, when he was found driving the wrong way on Ellington Parkway in Nashville.
Sam Hunt Arrested
Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of an open container law after police in Nashville stopped him for driving the wrong way down a one-way road.
Hunt was arrested Thursday morning, booked into jail and released on $2,500 bond, according to WKRN-TV.
According to an arrest warrant, police found a vehicle traveling south on the northbound lanes of Ellington Parkway and turning in and out of its lane. Police said the driver, identified as Sam Hunt, had two empty beer containers by his side and said he had been drinking alcohol “recently.” A Hunt representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hunt’s hits include “Body Like a Back Road,” “House Party” and “Take Your Time.”