Sam Hunt’s First Steps Into an Unplanned Songwriting Career

Every songwriter hopes that they write a song that really resonates with their audience – one that is a real touchdown. Sam Hunt is no exception, after all, he is perfectly accustomed to writing huge hits...

Every songwriter hopes that they write a song that really resonates with their audience – one that is a real touchdown. Sam Hunt is no exception, after all, he is perfectly accustomed to writing huge hits...

 

...and scoring actual touchdowns.

 

While the world now celebrates Sam Hunt as a renowned and accomplished singer songwriter, he was an accomplished and sought out football player. The former standout player at the University of Alabama and Middle Tennessee University had later gone on to become a free agent for the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

What caused him to hang up his shoulder pads and pick up his guitar is almost irrelevant, but the outcome has resulted in several number one hits for himself as well as hits for the likes of music greats such as Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, and Billy Currlington.

 

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Hunt described the transition from a football life to a musician’s life. "Football is something you do – I was doing that as a child, that was a big part of my upbringing, but music was brand new. So it was a tough learning curve but I loved it so much that I enjoyed catching up!"

 

We’ve enjoyed listening to your learning curve, Sam. Thanks for giving up the gridiron for the guitar.

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