Leave the Night On

Sam Hunt

June 16th, 2014

Nothing good happens at midnight in this town, but Sam Hunt can't sleep with you on his mind, so y'all go out driving without a destination, high on each other's love. Because hey--it's still early out in Cali, baby.

Did you know?

  • “Leave the Night On” has reached number 6 on the US Hot Country Songs, number 18 on the US Country Airplay, number 31 on the Canada Country charts and number 48 on the US Billboard Hot 100 as of August 29, 2014.
  • “Leave the Night On” is Hunt’s first release for MCA Nashville.
  • Sam Hunt was born December 8, 1984 in Cedartown, Georgia.
  • Hunt was a college football quarterback at both Middle Tennessee State University and University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • After college he was briefly signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Hunt co-wrote Kenny Chesney's 2012 single "Come Over", for which he received an award from ASCAP.
  • Hunt also wrote two singles released in 2014: Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight".
  • "I worked hard on 'Cop Car,'" tweeted songwriter Sam Hunt. "Everything I poured into that song was stolen from me. I unfortunately can't celebrate it being on The Grammys." Hunt is listed as a songwriter, alongside Matt Jenkins and Zach Crowell. So how Urban or anyone stole it is a mystery.
  • "When I graduated high school, I bought a guitar and at first, didn’t really think I’d get into the songwriting thing as much as I did," he notes. "But after learning a few songs of other people’s to play on the guitar, I got bored with that and just started writing songs on my own and that’s kinda how it came about."