Before he was a headliner, Hunt penned hits for Kenny Chesney (“Come On Over”) and Keith Urban (“Cop Car”).
He’s a legit athlete
Not only did Hunt play sports growing up, he actually played college football and was recruited by the NFL.
He looks at the big picture
During his time at University of Alabama at Birmingham, this scholar-athlete majored in philosophy.
He quotes Aristotle
“[Aristotle]” talked about building a society of people that is in harmony,” Hunt said of finding balance in music.
He’s addicted to accessories
Of his massive shoe and hat collections, Hunt admits he has “a big industrial rack” full of both.
He’s a Miranda Lambert fan
When asked about a song he wished he’d recored, Hunt cited Lambert’s “The House That Built Me.”
He’s big on ’90s nostalgia
Hunt’s biggest influences include ’90s artists like country icon Garth Brooks and R&B’s Boyz II Men.
He’s doesn’t like labels
On “bro country,” Hunt says, “I haven’t endorsed that term for my music at all… I don’t consider myself a bro.”
He’s not afraid to get politcal
Hunt told Rolling Stone he hopes to use his platform to break down walls politically and socially.
He’s a late bloomer (musically)
Until he was 18, Hunt had never picked up a musical instrument — his first guitar was a pawn shop find.
The video for the single “Raised On It” was made for only $1,000 and earned Hunt major buzz.
He’s ruled out reality TV
Asked about reality TV, Hunt said, “I wouldn’t be on any show where I had no control of the edit.”
He’s a small town boy at heart
Hunt’s debut album, Montevallo, is named for a small Alabama town he likes to visit when he needs a breather.
He’s an animal lover
He has a cat named Dandelion and once had two pygmy goats named Stephan and Lewis.
He’s got an open heart
Hunt says he doesn’t have specific qualities he looks for, just someone “I will connect with in a very unique way.”
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