Grammy Award-nominee, American Music Award winner and MCA Nashville breakout star, Sam Hunt returns to Gilford NH with his 15 In A 30 tour. Sam has established a name for himself and is one of music’s most talked about young talents. In 2016, Hunt earned his first-ever Grammy® nomination for “Best New Artist” and “Best Country Album.” He also celebrated his first American Music Award earning the all-genre “New Artist of the Year” title and was nominated for four Billboard Music Awards. Also in 2016, Sam wrapped his own headlining tour dates, as well as the “Spread The Love Tour” with Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.
His debut album on MCA Nashville, Montevallo, is the best-selling debut album from a country artist since 2011. The album featured the Triple-Platinum-selling No. 1 smash single, “Leave the Night On,” as well as other No. 1 singles, “Take your Time” and “House Party.” Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt is one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know.” Montevallo landed on multiple “Best Of” lists including the Associated Press, Billboard, Country Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice and The Washington Post. Since the 2014 release of that album, Hunt has accrued over 2.5 billion streams and has earned an additional 10.5 million units in RIAA single certifications. Recent certifications include “Take Your Time” going triple platinum; “Leave the Night On,” “Break Up in a Small Town” and “House Party” each earning double platinum; “Make You Miss Me” reaching platinum; and album track “Ex to See” hitting gold.
Bringing sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Maren Morris joins Sam Hunt for a Friday night country anthem extravaganza. “Can I get a hallelujah, can I get an amen?” sings Texas-born, Nashville-dwelling Morris on “My Church,” the lead single from her debut full-length, HERO. Though “sing” might not be the most appropriate verbiage – she belts, more like it, in her dynamic range that can growl soulfully one moment and tangibly howl the next. An honest performance from an artist and writer who stands out for the singular point of view, sheer creativity and fearless approach to music she’s developed since she began performing and writing as a young child.
Missouri native, singer-songwriter, Chris Janson joins this group of fun-loving country artists. Known as being explosive on stage and completely unpredictable, Jason brings a blue-collar, redneck edge to every show, securing his spot in the future of country music. He’s written for artists like Tim McGraw and played harmonica for fellow country artist Lee Brice. His full-length album Buy Me a Boat was released in late 2015, its title track a Top 5 hit on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay.