Who is Sam Hunt and what is his net worth? | The Sun

COUNTRY artist Sam Hunt announced he and his wife Hannah Lee Fowler have celebrated the birth of their first child.

Hunt told fans the exciting news while performing at his concert in Nashville, Tennessee on June 7, 2022.

Who is Sam Hunt?

Sam Hunt, 37, is a native of Cedartown, Georgia, and is the eldest of three children.

He played football at his local high school where he was named the 2002 Co-Offensive Player of the Year and was selected to play with the Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State Class AAA first-team.

Hunt was also nominated for a Wendy's High School Heisman and when he attended Tennessee State University in 2003 and 2004, Hunt played as the school's quarterback.

He continued to play after transferring to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Hunt graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, with a focus on philosophy.

It was while Hunt was at college that he taught himself to play the guitar, practicing each day and performing at local bars.

“I never saw myself as a musician or having any musical talent,” he told Rolling Stone in 2015.

“I was just killing time that summer, and a buddy had recently bought a guitar. I picked it up one day and on a whim thought, ‘You know, I think I want to buy a guitar.'”

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But it wasn't until he played a few of his songs for his college roommates that they encouraged him to start performing at local bars.

What is his net worth?

Hunt has an estimated net worth of around $3million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Before releasing solo work, Hunt helped to co-write the 2012 Kenny Chesney hit, Come Over, and in September 2013, he released his first song: Raised on It.

However, Hunt wasn't getting noticed for his music and record labels were taking too long to promote him, so he made the decision to take it upon himself.

He collaborated with local hip-hop refugee Zach Crowell who suggested they put out a mixtape to garner media attention.

Crowell told the outlet, "Coming from the hip-hop world, where mixtapes are a common thing, I was just like, ‘Hey, let’s do this!'”

Money was an issue for Hunt who said he couldn't get his music out because funds were low, but after speaking with Crowell, that all changed.

"I just found the cheapest way to make music and get it to people, and that was via the Internet," he said.

"A lot of artists from other genres were doing that at the time, it’s just that country hadn’t tapped into it yet.”

He posted the mixtape, Between the Pines, to his Facebook and although it only received 79 likes, within a month country artist Billy Currington was singing his version of Hunt's song, We Are Tonight, on the radio.

The song quickly became one of the most-played songs on country radio, eventually reaching the No. 1 spot.

How many albums does Sam Hunt have?

Sam Hunt has released two full-length studio albums.

The first album titled Montevallo was released in 2014 and was named after his wife Hannah Lee Fowler and her hometown.

Montevallo features 10 songs, including:

  • Take Your Time
  • Leave the Night On
  • House Party
  • Break Up in a Small Town
  • Single for the Summer
  • Ex to See
  • Make You Miss Me
  • Cop Car
  • Raised on It
  • Speakers

In 2020, Hunt dropped his second album, Southside.

The album features 12 songs, including:

  • 2016
  • Hard to Forget
  • Kinfolks
  • Young Once
  • Body Like a Back Road
  • That Ain't Beautiful
  • Let It Down
  • Downtown's Dead
  • Nothing Lasts Forever
  • Sinning with You
  • Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s
  • Drinkin' Too Much

Hunt was featured on the Sasha Sloan single, When Was It Over?, released in April 2021.

Is Sam Hunt married?

Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler reportedly started dating in 2008 and announced their engagement in January 2017.

They had a short engagement and were married only a few months later, on April 15, 2017.

It was reported that Fowler had filed for divorce in February 2022, but in March she filed to call off their divorce, E! News reported.

Hunt announced the birth of their first child, Lucy Lu, during an onstage performance in Nashville on June 7, although the exact date of their baby's birth still remains unknown

 "I think being out here, and in the music business and being out on the road, has sort of hardened my heart," Hunt told his adoring fans. 

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"My heart's definitely a lot harder in a lotta ways since I left that small town. It's amazing how that little girl melted that all away overnight a couple of weeks ago."

He continued, "I've been filled with a lot of gratitude these past couple of weeks and I just want to say up here on The Ryman stage how grateful I am to have been a part of country music for the last ten years." 

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