Sam Hunt shows off his country chops in this brand-new medley
Posted: 12:31 am Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
By Jake Stewart
Sam Hunt has made a name for himself mixing his childhood love for country music with his passion for R&B sounds. The combination has led to one of the biggest hits in pop and country music this year — “Body Like a Back Road.”
Now, Sam is performing a little solo acoustic set during his “15 in a 30 Tour” dates to show how he came to mix those two genres.
Raised in the small town of Cedartown, Georgia, Sam grew up loving country music. It was all anyone listened to in his hometown, and it fit their country lifestyle.
“That’s the culture I was born into,” Sam says onstage in the video above. “Growing up, I could not tell you the difference between Nirvana and Madonna, but I knew every single Alan Jackson song he ever put out.”
Sam then performs a bit of Alan’s 1991 smash “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” as well as Travis Tritt’s “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares).”
He says of the profanity in the chorus of “Here’s a Quarter,” “My sweet mother would not let us say that word [damn], but we’d be whispering it behind her back when she wasn’t looking.”