Breakout star Sam Hunt has experienced an extraordinary year since the release of his debut album, Montevallo, one year ago today. In recognition of the album that launched Hunt into the country music forefront, the Georgia native released today a digital reissue of his original acoustic mixtape Between The Pines, which served as a blueprint for the then forthcoming Montevallo. Between The Pines available HERE.
Beginning his career as a songwriter, Hunt co-wrote all 15 tracks on Between The Pines. In addition to many of the well-known hits from Hunt, the acoustic mixtape includes “Raised On It,” a tune adopted early by Sirius XM, “Cop Car,” the Top 10 hit for Keith Urban, “We Are Tonight,” the No. 1 smash for Billy Currington, and Hunt’s first Nashville cut, “Come Over,” the powerful No. 1 for Kenny Chesney.
Hunt built on Between The Pines to create his first major label release with the critically-acclaimed Montevallo. Montevallo landed on multiple “Best of 2014” lists including RoughStock, the Associated Press, Billboard, Country Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice and The Washington Post, and the album has so far produced three consecutive No. 1 Platinum-selling singles with “Leave the Night On,” “House Party” and the double-Platinum “Take Your Time,” plus Hunt’s latest Top 25 and climbing Gold-selling single, “Break Up In A Small Town.” The monumental album has also spent 51 of the past 52 weeks in the Top 10 on the country album sales chart – nine of those weeks at No. 1.
In the past year, Hunt has made astronomical leaps in his career – from attending his first ever awards show at last fall’s CMA Awards to this year performing on the live broadcast and being a nominee in three categories including New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Take Your Time”) and Song of the Year (“Take Your Time”).
Since making his TV debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Hunt has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ABC’s Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Live! with Kelly & Michael, CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Hunt proved his universal appeal when named the Cycle 5 winner of Spotify’s Emerge program – a first for a country artist in the all-genre competition. Remaining a heavy-hitter on the streaming charts, Hunt’s “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and “Leave the Night On” are the No. 1, 3 and 5 most-streamed country singles year-to-date.
Hunt sold out his first-ever headlining Lipstick Graffiti Tour within minutes of going on sale. Hunt also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, joined tours with Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan, and will be hitting stadiums with Kenny Chesney next spring.
In celebration of an unprecedented year, Hunt is hosting a free street party tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at a pop up stage on 5th Ave. S between Demonbreun St. and Korean Veterans Blvd. in downtown Nashville.
Between The Pines Track Listing:
1. Raised On It (Acoustic)
2. Cop Car (Acoustic)
3. Ex to See (Acoustic)
4. House Party (Acoustic)
5. Leave the Night On (Acoustic)
6. We Are Tonight (Acoustic)
7. Make You Miss Me (Acoustic)
8. I Met a Girl (Acoustic)
9. Bottle It Up (Acoustic)
10. Saturday Night (Acoustic)
11. Speakers (Acoustic)
12. Vacation (Acoustic)
13. Vandalizer (Acoustic)
14. Goodbye (Acoustic)
15. Come Over (Acoustic)
To purchase Between The Pines, visit http://umgn.us/Mixtape.
For more information, touring news and updates on Sam Hunt, please visit www.SamHunt.com.