Sam Hunt / Kip Moore & Travis Denning - July 24, 2020

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samhunt2Sam Hunt will be touring for "Kinfolks Sinning With You" with Kip Moore & Travis Denning stopping at Jones Beach on Fri, July 24, 2020 - tix:

Sam Hunt has officially completed work on his long-awaited second solo album, and he and his band are learning the new songs for an upcoming tour. In a post to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 29), Hunt writes: "I finished up a new record this weekend and got together with the guys yesterday to start learning new songs!"

Days before the 2020 Super Bowl, Sam Hunt shared his excitement for what he cites as a "new generation" of football stars: A a former football player himself, Hunt offered his insight into the upcoming game that will see the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the San Francisco 49ers. The football-hunk-turned-country star was an elite player on his high school football team in Cedartown, Ga. — so much so that he was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2002 and nominated for the prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman award. Hunt went on to be a quarterback at Middle Tennessee State University, later transferring to the University of Alabama where he continued to play the sport.

Hunt has been working on his sophomore album for several years. It will mark his first new collection since his career-launching album, Montevallo. That project rocketed him to sudden stardom upon its release in 2014 with a string of hits that included "Leave the Night On," "Take Your Time," "House Party," "Break Up in a Small Town" and "Make You Miss Me."

Hunt released "Body Like a Back Road" in 2017, scoring the biggest hit of his career, and "Downtown's Dead" followed in 2018, but an album still proved elusive for fans who had waited years already.

"Kinfolks" arrived in October of 2019, along with the announcement that an album was coming soon. Hunt has since teased fans with an additional track titled "Sinning With You," and he's previously said that he intends to devote a large part of 2020 to aggressively touring in support of the new project. Wednesday's post serves as a welcome confirmation to his fans that the new album and tour are, in fact, still on schedule for 2020.

Hunt has yet to share any additional information about his upcoming album or touring plans, but he is slated to perform at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium as part of the NHL Stadium Series on Feb. 15, during the first intermission of a game between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings. He'll also perform at the iHeartCountry Festival on May 2 in Austin.

Hunt is set for trial on March 17, 2020, to face DUI and open container charges stemming from an arrest in November of 2019. Nashville police pulled the superstar over in the early morning hours of Nov. 21 after responding to a report of a vehicle driving the wrong way down. A responding officer on said Hunt smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and tried to give his credit card when asked for his driver's license.. Hunt's blood alcohol level was .173, more than twice the legal limit of .08 in Tennessee. Officers found two empty beers in the singer's car, and he admitted to drinking alcohol "recently."

No. 10: "Make You Miss Me"
The Montevallo album was running on fumes by the time Hunt released "Make You Miss Me" as the fifth and final single, and the sales reflected that. While still platinum, most people who were gonna buy the single likely did by March 2016. It hit No. 1 and is a fine song, but one that's overshadowed by the excitement of others on this list.samhunt

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