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May 15, 16 admin Headlines 0 Comment
Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt photographed at Steel Mill Rehersal Space in Nashville, TN on April 14, 2016

Hunt's Grooming: Alex Wingo; Lambert's hair: Ali Ryan; Makeup: Megan Thompson; Styling: Tiffany Gifford

(NO GROOMING CREDIT FOR CHESNEY)

EW.COM – With his Spread the Love tour coming to a town near you, Kenny Chesney, and openers Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt tell EW what to expect from the biggest country tour of the summer—and why you should leave your selfie stick at home.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Spread the Love is hitting 39 cities around the country. What can fans expect?
KENNY CHESNEY: Getting out on the road with Sam and Miranda [for] hours of awesome live music, rolling down the highway… We’re in a genre that allows you to have a real career and fan base, where fans have a certain ownership with an artist. That’s really fun to share with the friends you take out on the road. To watch Miranda go up there and kick ass and have this unique spot in country where people look up to her, and to watch Sam come out here—it’s such a great spot for him to be in, because everything’s new—it’s awesome.

Kenny, Miranda first opened for you in 2009, and you’ve played together many times since. Are you guys real-life pals?
KC: I don’t talk to her every day; we don’t call each other at Christmas. But when we see each other, it’s like we never left.
MIRANDA LAMBERT: It’s a low-maintenance friendship. But I’ve learned a lot from him, and every tour I’ve been on, somebody’s learned from him. We take bits and pieces and apply it to our own gigs. [To Chesney] Do you want to answer your own questions, or should I keep going?
KC: [Laughs] No! But since 2009, she’s become this really important person in the music world. She’s probably the most successful person that’s ever opened for me—she doesn’t have to be out here, but she is.

Last summer you had stars like Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert on the road with you. Does having a female star change the dynamic?
KC: The stage is gonna be a lot prettier, I can tell you that! [Laughs]
ML: It’ll smell like Chanel.
KC: And everybody thinks Sam’s pretty anyway!
ML: Yeah, he’s pretty!

Sam, one of your first breaks came when Kenny recorded your song “Come Over.” How does it feel to tour with one of your earliest champions?
SAM HUNT: It’s awesome. He was one of the people who inspired me to pick up a guitar. And that inspired me to move to Nashville, which created an opportunity to write “Come Over” and led to a record deal of my own.
KC: What’s really interesting is that I get 20 percent! [Laughs]
SH: [Laughs] But that was when it took somebody like Kenny to take a song like that, which was a little bit outside the box, and validate that sound.

What do you do to let loose between shows?
KC: I leave the venue to work out.
ML: I’m in charge of hospitality. I have an Airstream that I bring on the road; it’s like a rolling bar. I drink mostly to pass the time. [Laughs]

Sam, last year you had three singles go platinum. How have you adjusted to stardom?
SH: It was intense. I didn’t know what you expect having not been an artist before. From the outside, you only see romantic snapshots of what seems like a great lifestyle—and it is, but it’s also grueling. As much as I love music, I had to do some adjusting. Now I’m hoping to enjoy the moment a little more.

What’s one thing about performing that never gets old?
KC: It makes me happiest when somebody who may not have been invested in our music—their boyfriend or girlfriend [dragged] them to the show—leaves going, “What the hell just happened?”
ML: Trying to get the guy who has a s—ty look on his face the whole time. I’m like, “I’m gonna turn you!”
KC: [Laughs] “You’re gonna like it, whether you like it or not!”
ML: But I also feel like I gotta follow Sam. Watching somebody who’s great at what they do puts a fire under my ass.
KC: [To Lambert] I got a question for you: What’s the over-under on how many “I love Sam Hunt!” signs we’re going to see a night?
ML: I’m terrified!
KC: I bet at least 10.
ML: …That we can see! [Laughs] We’ll have to get binoculars for the rest.

To continue reading more from Chesney, Lambert, and Hunt, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday.


May 15, 16 admin Headlines 0 Comment

ROLLINGSTONE.COM – When the CMT Music Awards first premiered in 2002, they did so under the name the CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards — which could bode well for Cam this year. With three nods, her literally fiery video for “Burning House” is up for the most nominations at the 2016 awards, tied with another newcomer Chris Stapleton, and perennial Video of the Year winner Carrie Underwood.

Stapleton splits his three nominations over the video for “Fire Away” and the live-performance clip of “Nobody to Blame.” Underwood is up for “Smoke Break,” both the official video and her live take on the song during her surprise CMT Instant Jam concert in Atlanta last September.

The most intriguing race, however, is the Breakthrough Video of the Year category. Brothers Osborne’s “Stay a Little Longer,” Cam’s “Burning House,” Stapleton’s “Fire Away,” Maren Morris’s “My Church,” Old Dominion’s Back to the Future homage “Break Up With Him” and Chris Janson’s “Buy Me a Boat” all vie for the trophy. Janson’s nomination is particularly interesting, as his video was the first to be financed and produced by the cable network (at the time, Janson, now on Warner Music Nashville, was still an independent artist).

Set for Wednesday, June 8th, on CMT, the CMT Music Awards — entirely fan-voted — recognize the best in country music videos. Fans can begin voting today on cmt.com.

Here are the nominees for the CMT Music Awards:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
Cam – “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”
Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”
Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ on Fire”
Jason Aldean – “Tonight Looks Good on You”
Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
Luke Bryan – “Strip It Down”
Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”
Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”
Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
Eric Church – “Like a Wrecking Ball” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Luke Bryan – “Kick the Dust Up” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”
Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Cam – “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”
Jana Kramer – “I Got the Boy”
Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Dibs”
Maren Morris – “My Church”

GROUP / DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
Dan + Shay – “Nothin’ Like You”
Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ on Fire”
Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”
Zac Brown Band – “Loving You Easy”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
Cam – “Burning House”
Chris Janson – “Buy Me a Boat”
Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”
Maren Morris – “My Church”
Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis – “Girl Crush” (From 2015 CMT Artists of The Year)
Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd – “What’s Your Name” (From CMT Crossroads)
Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” (From CMT Instant Jam)
Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles – “I Want You to Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)
Chris Stapleton – “Nobody to Blame” (From CMT Artists of the Year)
Darius Rucker – “Alright” (From CMT Instant Jam)



May 06, 16 admin Headlines 0 Comment
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THEBOOT.COM – After the success of Sam Hunt‘s debut album, Montevallo, it’s no surprise that other artists would want to be involved with his sophomore project. However, not all of those looking to collaborate with Hunt are in country music: The rising star says that Snoop Dogg pitched him possible material for his record.

The rapper recently appeared onstage with Hunt (as well as G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha) at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival, and before the performance, he pitched Hunt some songs from writers at his publishing company.

“He came on the bus and played me a few songs before we played the show,” Hunt tells Rolling Stone Country. “I was just flattered that he was interested enough to offer those opportunities and contribute.

“I love that, stereotypes aside, he loves music and genres don’t matter,” the singer adds.

However, work on a second album has been slow due to Hunt’s demanding tour schedule.

“It’s hard for me to balance those two worlds,” he says. “I’m just collecting as many ideas as I can, whether they’re mine or someone else’s, and just getting ready to go back and hole up in Nashville this fall and find out what works best for the future of our music.”

Hunt’s process for creating his sophomore album is very different from how he worked on his debut disc. His lifestyle has changed drastically since the release of Montevallo, which was all about his life up to that point.

“Now I am living a completely different lifestyle,” the singer said last fall. “I am trying to draw inspiration from that, but it’s pretty much been stages and hotel rooms for the past two years. So I’m trying to figure out right now exactly what I want to say and what I want my voice to be for the second record.”

For now, Hunt is spending a lot of time performing live: His summer is filled with festivals, from Bonnaroo to the Ottawa Blues Festival, as well as dates with Kenny Chesney. His appearance with Snoop, G-Eazy and Rexha was a surprise for fans at Stagecoach — hopefully the type of thing that his fans will see more of on the road in the future.

“We didn’t rehearse anything; the charm came from us not having rehearsed it,” Hunt explains to Billboard. “This is another baby step toward breaking down stereotypes that prevent people from enjoying music in different genres.”


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CMT.COM – Sam Hunt is living proof that switching gears can be a good thing.

Before he released what would become his breakout hit “Leave the Night On” in 2014, he was preparing for a much different career: professional football player.

Hunt played college football at both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and he was even signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.

But ultimately, his love for music pulled him to Nashville. Does he regret walking away from the game?

Not at all. TMZ asked Hunt if he’d give up all of his country success to be a football player.

“No, of course not,” Hunt says. “I’m not in control of my fate, and that’s a good thing. I’m proud to be doing what I’m doing. It wasn’t in the cards to work out in football.”

But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still like to play from time to time.

“I still get excited about it. I miss playing ball,” Hunt admits, adding that he likes to play at his YMCA when he’d home. “So I get my competitive fix that way.”

He has to be careful, though, because as he points out, “I can’t play guitar if I blow my arm out.”


May 03, 16 admin Headlines 0 Comment

FOXNEWS.COM – LOS ANGELES – Sam Hunt says his fans give him too much credit for his chart-topping hits.

“I feel like I get far more credit than I deserve in terms of the music and the integrity of the music and the success of what has happened with the music,” he told FOX411 at the American Country Countdown Awards. “I am kind of the front man for a team of people behind the scenes, who are working just as hard as me and are putting in just as much time to make this all happen. I’m not trying to be humble. I just want everyone to get credit where credit is due.”

Hunt won the award for Breakthrough Male of the Year on Sunday.

“I have to make sure the music and everything I do represents me in an honest way,” he explained. “People sniff out when try to fake something or be something you are not. But in terms of the work that it takes to get the music from Nashville, where we create it, to all the people out there who have come out to the shows, who have bought the record and listened to the music— it takes a lot more than myself.”

Hunt added that he thinks of himself as a country music fan.

“There wasn’t really a song or artist that made me want to be a singer, I think I was always a fan of country music,” he said.

The 31-year-old said he didn’t set out to become a star.

“I never thought of myself as a performer or songwriter or singer,” he revealed. “Later in life, I got a guitar and learned to play and that was really the inspiration for me — discovering maybe a little bit of potential and then honing in that and working hard to become better based off that little bit of potential. I am just a huge fan of music, and I am just flattered to create music that hopefully people are a fan of.”


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BILLBOARD.COM – Sam Hunt flexed his genre-blurring muscles at Stagecoach in Indio, Calif., Friday night (April 29) by inviting Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha on stage to inject the country music festival with surprise doses of rap and pop.

Hunt stepped aside to let G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha tackle “Me, Myself & I,” their catchy Billboard Hot 100 hit, and Snoop Dogg followed up with “The Next Episode,” his classic that he performed during Ice Cube’s set Coachella earlier this month. Snoop finished with “Drop It Likes It’s Hot.”

All three artists jammed together on Hunt’s “House Party” before taking a group selfie with tens of thousands of Stagecoach fans in the background.

“We didn’t rehearse anything, the charm came from us not having rehearsed it,” Hunt said outside his trailer after the 50-minute set. The surprise was concocted by Hunt and Bud Light Music as part of the brand’s Stage Moments series, which will continue at other music festivals throughout 2016. “This is another baby step toward breaking down stereotypes that prevent people from enjoying music in different genres.”

Snoop Dogg wasn’t sure how the crowd would react to him, but his presence provided the set’s rowdiest reception amid the sea of cowboy hats. “I saw a lot of daisy dukes and high boots,” he said. “I didn’t know they would know my music.”

While the four artists hung out backstage after the set, one attendee gave them a group name — The Highlanders — to which Snoop quipped, “Because we’re very high and we land in places and have a great time.”

Hunt, whose debut album, Montevallo, ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums for 2015 on the strength of three No. 1 singles, met Snoop for the first time Friday, just hours before they shared the stage together. This may not be the last time they collaborate, either.

“We just presented Sam Hunt with four songs that my artists [on Cadillac Music] wrote for him that will hopefully make Sam’s record,” Snoop told Billboard. “One of them is ‘So Proud to Be an American,’ it’s like an anthem and it makes you feel good to be who you are.”

Snoop sang some of the lyrics, which were about drinking, watching football and Nascar. Hunt, meanwhile, teased what to expect from his sophomore studio album.

“I’d like for this record to be really diverse in terms of styles of songs on the record. As a whole, I don’t have plans to go one specific direction,” the artist said.

Lyrically, he plans to sing about his ongoing touring life on the road as well as nostalgic moments that happened well before his debut album earned him Grammy nominations for best new artist and best country album.

“I’m hoping in the next six months, before I dig in and really write the record, I’ll be able to live a little more of a normal life than I did last year, and that usually inspires creativity and creates more experiences that are more relatable than just jumping on and off a bus and on and off a stage for 12 months,” Hunt added.

Hunt’s set also included his three country platinum-selling chart-toppers — “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time” and “House Party” — as well as the platinum-selling “Break Up in a Small Town.” He also blended his song “Single For the Summer” with Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.”

His crossover appeal is what attracted Bud Light to partner with him at Stagecoach, Justin Lehmann, the brand’s manager of experiential marketing for music, told Billboard.

“The way we used to work was to have onsite activations, and to me there was an issue there, because when I go to a music festival, I go to see what’s happening onstage. The allure of the brand activations was never there, so why try to direct eyeballs and move bodies away from where they already are? Let’s just be where they’re at. Let’s not try to stick out like a sore thumb.”

The only branding on stage Friday was the beer bottles Hunt, Snoop and G-Eazy held during the surprise performances. While these type of guest performers essentially are the norm now at Coachella, they are far and few between at Stagecoach, which made the appearances feel like actual surprises.

Before Friday, Hunt had previously only met G-Eazy, who he briefly ran into backstage last year during South by Southwest after they performed at Fader Fort.

“It was just a mutual respect — music is universal regardless of genre, culture, time period, era or whatever,” said G-Eazy, who just last week during his Coachella set brought out rapper Lil Wayne. “That’s a moment I’ll never forget for the rest of my life. To stand on the same stage as Snoop is like standing on the same stage as Wayne. They’re both legends.”