Sam Hunt Wants to Give a “Nod to Tradition” In His Next Album

Sam Hunt performing at CBS RADIO's 'We Can Survive' concert in 2017. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9165956z)

Sam Hunt established himself as one of the most promising country stars of his generation when his debut album Montevallo came out in 2014. Its follow-up is finally on its way, and the Grammy-nominated singer wants to use it to give a “nod to tradition.”

Hunt took some time after the release of his first record to explore the deepest roots of the country genre by reading books and watching documentaries on the subject. They inspired him to pay homage to the long tradition of country, while still staying true to his modern approach to the genre.

“I’ve never wanted to not include a reference [to classic country] because the group that I belong to thinks it doesn’t fit. The less we genre the music, the less we genre ourselves as people,” the “Take Your Time” singer explained while chatting with Rolling Stone.

Despite the fact it’s been six years since his first album came out, Sam Hunt has been pretty busy in the meantime. He released a series of hit singles, including Grammy-nominated “Body Like a Back Road”, and his latest song “Sinning With You” came out this Friday.