Grammy® Award-nominee, American Music Award winner and MCA Nashville breakout star Sam Hunt has established a name for himself and is one of music’s most talked about young talents.
In 2016, Hunt earned his first-ever Grammy® nomination for “Best New Artist” and “Best Country Album.” He also celebrated his first American Music Award earning the all-genre “New Artist of the Year” title and was nominated for four Billboard Music Awards. Also in 2016, Sam wrapped his own headlining tour dates, as well as the “Spread The Love Tour” with Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.
His debut album on MCA Nashville, Montevallo, is the best-selling debut album from a country artist since 2011. The album featured the Triple-Platinum-selling No. 1 smash single, “Leave the Night On,” as well as other No. 1 singles, “Take your Time” and “House Party.” Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt is one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know.” Montevallo landed on multiple “Best Of” lists including the Associated Press, Billboard, Country Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice and The Washington Post. Since the 2014 release of that album, Hunt has accrued over 2.5 billion streams and has earned an additional 10.5 million units in RIAA single certifications. Recent certifications include “Take Your Time” going triple platinum; “Leave the Night On,” “Break Up in a Small Town” and “House Party” each earning double platinum;” “Make You Miss Me” reaching platinum; and album track “Ex to See” hitting gold.
As a celebrated songwriter Hunt’s credits include, in addition to all the tracks on Montevallo, Kenny Chesney’s No. 1 “Come Over,” Billy Currington’s No. 1 “We Are Tonight” and Keith Urban’s Top 10 “Cop Car.”
Hunt’s own eclectic style owes its roots to country music with influences in pop, folk and R&B. With his soulful sound, Hunt has been winning audiences over throughout the world in recent years.
Ryman Auditorium, located at 116 Rep. John Lewis Way North, in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the most celebrated venues in modern music. Built in 1892, the historic 2,362-seat live performance venue is the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry and is revered by artists and music fans for its world-class acoustics. A bucket list moment for both fans and artists alike, her iconic stage has hosted performers from across genres, such as Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Harry Styles, Wu-Tang Clan, Lizzo, and thousands more. While offering a diverse lineup and thriving concert schedule with over 200 shows per year, the venue is also open for daytime tours year-round. Along with best-in-class production technologies and livestream capabilities, the Ryman has been named Pollstar’s Theater of the Year for 13 years through 2021.
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