It’s been FIVE years since Sam Hunt released his Montevallo album, sending him on a trajectory to superstardom rarely seen. A lightning rod for debate, Sam clearly is not a fan of the spotlight. He’s a normal guy. He got married. He needed time away.
He began writing again this past year, and now we finally have a new song called “Kinfolks.”
If you’re like me, you were really hoping Hunt would drop a sneaky on us and release something more traditional. He evensingled outSturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers as a couple artists he became huge fans of.
Welp, this song is just…Sam Hunt. It’s his brand of pop country to a T. It’s not offensively pop. It’s not traditional by any means. It’s better than what you’re hearingfrom the other pop country guys, for sure.
When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase,” says Hunt, “I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family. It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.’”
Sam wrote “Kinfolks” with Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne. Check it out, let us know what ya think.
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