I found this post in my drafts from two years ago. I can’t believe I’ve been a Sam Hunt fan for two whole years. Of course, he’s a bit overproduced these days, but this album is early and more bare bones than his current work. You can really get a sense of his talent here.
I love that he’s created his own style that no one can imitate. I know it drives the labels insane because they absolutely love to find a trend and run it into the ground. But nobody tries “Hunting” without looking like an idiot. It’s too specific.
A good singer/songwriter always just blows my mind. Putting the words and the melody and the rhythms together, making it meaningful, delivering it with passion and sincerity … just bliss to listen to.
Today’s inspiration music (the entire mix):
You can’t download this album anymore. I have no idea why, but it’s a shame. I’d pay good money for it.