Hear Sam Hunt’s Cover Medley Featuring Reba McEntire, More ’90s Women
Hunt performed a medley of Reba McEntire's "Fancy," Trisha Yearwood's "She's in Love With the Boy" and Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby." It's a taste of something he's been doing during his Lipstick Graffiti Tour; in concert, he also adds in songs from Whitney Houston, Wynonna Judd and Bonnie Raitt.
Hunt may be having fun singing tunes from the past, but he has plenty of material of his own to pull from as well. The singer has penned songs for some of country's biggest stars, including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Billy Currington, and he worked hard with songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne to create a unique sound for his No. 1 debut album Montevallo.
“People would say, ‘That’s not really country’ or ‘That doesn’t really sound like what’s happening on the radio now,’” Hunt says. “[McAnally and Osborne] really embraced and encouraged what I wanted to do. I felt like, ‘Finally, maybe I do have something to offer here; maybe I do have something unique.’”
That hard work has paid off for Hunt, resulting in a No. 1 album and a platinum single, "Leave the Night On," as well as an ACM Awards New Artist of the Year nomination. Hunt is one of three finalists for the award; he's up against Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.
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