Posted: 6:16 am Thursday, November 10th, 2016
We have been waiting quite a while for Sam Hunts next album. His debut album Montevallo was released Nov 2014 and debuted at number one. 5 out of the 10 songs on this album have been singles of his and played on the radio. 1 of them, Cop Car, was even sang by the one and only Keith Urban. So he is running out of songs on that album to release as singles!
There has to be a new album coming soon… Right?!
“Of course I feel pressure to keep the bar up,” he says, responding to a question from Taste of Country. “Fortunately the music from the first record really connected with people, and I was really proud of that. I put a lot of time into that record before putting [it] out, and now I have a lot less time to devote to the second record,” the result of a busy touring schedule and other demands of stardom brought on by his success.
“There is this model that exists in Nashville that we kind of think we have to abide by that you put out a record and two years later you’ve got to put out another one,” Hunt explains to Taste of Country. “There’s all these rules that I’ve just sort of thrown out the window. … I’ll put music out when I feel like it’s ready.” He also told TC that he played his last show of the year a few weeks ago, which will give him plently of time to start writing again but he stated “I’m trying to figure out how to be efficient as a songwriter with … new obligations and a new lifestyle that prevents me from being as free to write,” he adds and he obviously means his new girlfriend, Hannah. He continues, “I’m sort of figuring all that out. But it’s coming along. I don’t want to rush it.”
BUT the good news is his fans may not have to wait for a full album to hear some new music. “I’ve got a few songs that I’m excited about that I’m going to put out even if that’s a long time before the next record comes out,” he says. “Everything’s changing right now with how we put out music, and how we consume music, so I’m going to try to adapt accordingly.”
Here is the full story at TasteofCountry.com