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Sam Hunt plays down-home diplomat of edgy country music
Sam Hunt plays down-home diplomat of edgy country music

Clarity can take a backseat to diplomacy when Sam Hunt, one of country music's edgiest young stars, talks about his relationship with Nashville. "There's such a strong community element in country — it's like a family," he said recently. "So I don't want to do anything that can come off, even if I'm not intentionally doing it, as giving the perception that I'm trying to abandon that family." Told his twisted language was making him sound a bit like a politician, Hunt chuckled knowingly. "But at the same time," he added, "I would never want to stay at the expense of the music." Hunt maintains that delicate...

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