In an interview, Big & Rich praised Sam Hunt for being a transcendent artist like that of the iconic Johnny Cash. For Sam, that’s one hell of a compliment (ya think?). For fans of country music, that means war.
John Rich at about the 4:30 mark:
“I think a lot of things about your style mimic a lot of the old school great guys and I don’t think a lot of people would make this comparison, but I do – if you think about Johnny Cash for instance, you don’t sound like Johnny Cash, but Johnny Cash was incorporating rock and roll and gospel into what he called my brand of country music…”