Sam Lowry Hunt (born December 8, 1984) is an American country music singer, songwriter and former college football player. Born in Cedartown, Georgia, Hunt played football in his high school and college years and once attempted to pursue a professional sports career before signing with MCA Nashville in 2014. His debut RIAA gold-certified album Montevallo, which includes three plantium US Hot Country Songs chart-toppers – “Leave the Night On”, “Take Your Time” and “House Party”, made Hunt the first country artist to have all of the singles from his debut album to peak within the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the second solo male in the SoundScan era to lead Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs being a new artist with his first album. The lead single from the album, “Leave the Night On”, peaked atop concurrently on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, bringing Hunt to be the first artist in 22 years to reach the top of three country charts simultaneously since Billy Ray Cyrus. He is also the first rookie male artist in the past two years to be a No. 1 on Top Country Albums.