Sam Hunt (born December 8, 1984) is an American country music singer-songwriter and former college football player.
Hunt was a college football quarterback at both Middle Tennessee State University and University of Alabama at Birmingham. After college he was briefly signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.
Hunt co-wrote Kenny Chesney's 2012 single “Come Over,” for which he received an award from ASCAP. He independently released the single “Raised On It” in September 2013 and in October 2013 released a free 15 song mixtape titled “Between the Pines” via his website. In January 2014, it was confirmed that Hunt had signed with MCA Nashville. Hunt wrote two singles released in 2014: Keith Urban's “Cop Car” and Billy Currington's “We Are Tonight.”