Sam Hunt has officially completed his highly anticipated sophomore album. The country star shared the news with fans on social media adding that he and his band are now hard at work learning the new songs for an upcoming tour.
"I finished up a new record this weekend and got together with the guys yesterday to start learning new songs!" he wrote in the caption of the post on Instagram.
Hunt's upcoming album will mark his first new project since his debut breakthrough album, Montevallo, in 2014. That record gave Hunt several hits including "Leave The Night On," "Take Your Time," "House Party," "Break Up In A Small Town," and "Make You Miss Me."
A few years later in 2017, Hunt released "Body Like A Back Road," which became his biggest hit followed by "Downtown's Dead," released in 2018. At this point, fans have heard two songs from the upcoming album including "Kinfolks," released in October 2019 and "Sinning With You," shared at the beginning of the year on January 3.
In addition to his new music, Hunt's also previously said he intends to dedicate a chunk of 2020 to touring in support of the new album. Specific details on the tour have yet to be revealed, although it is confirmed he will perform at the iHeartCountry Festival presented by Capital One. The festival, taking place in Austin, Texas on May 2, will include additional performances from Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini and more. More information about the iHeartCountry Festival can be seen here.
Outside of music, Hunt is set for trial on March 17, 2020, to face DUI and open container charges from an arrest in November of 2019. The country star was pulled over in the early morning hours of November 21 after police received reports of a vehicle driving south in the northbound lanes in East Nashville.
After arriving to the scene, officers said Hunt smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and tried to give his credit card when asked for a driver's license. Hunt's blood alcohol level was .173, more than twice the legal limit of .08 in Tennessee.
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