Sam Hunt Wants to Lean on His Country Roots

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Will Sam Hunt's new music have a more traditional country sound? In an interview with Taste of Country, Sam said that while he's used his pop culture foresight to create a sound he thought would be effective in today's times, he's not paying as much attention to that anymore. Sam says, "I think as I continue to write songs, I may lean on country roots I think a little more than where the culture is going, musically." Hunt says he doesn't know how that will ultimately work out for him, but he wants to create a "more pure version" of the music that's been influenced by his country background.But Sam also says he struggles with changing his music too much because he knows that his fans like the sound he has now. Hunt says, "That can be a tricky thing when I'm writing songs. Sometimes I'll write a song that I feel is me authentically but if some of our fans heard me playing that song they would think, 'That doesn't sound like a Sam song.'"

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