Sam Hunt And Wife Hannah Quietly Welcome Second Child
The 38-year-old shared a heartwarming family photo to announce the news.
Sam Hunt, Wife, Hannah, and Children; Photo Courtesy Instagram
Sam Hunt confirmed the birth of his second child on Friday (Nov. 24) by sharing a family photo on social media.
In the sweet snapshot, the country star, whose private life typically remains just that, is all smiles standing beside his wife, Hannah Lee Fowler, their daughter, Lucy Louise, and their newborn child in tow.
Family Of Four
Alongside the heartwarming family photo, Hunt expressed his gratitude with a simple caption: “Thank You Lord.”
The “Outskirts” singer chose to keep details about their newborn baby’s name, gender, and birthdate under wraps.
Hunt announced Hannah’s pregnancy earlier this year while on stage at Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, according to Entertainment Tonight. At the time, he reportedly told the crowd that baby No.2 was on the way and that his wife and daughter were in town with him.
Kept The Gender A Surprise
For this pregnancy, the couple decided to keep the baby’s gender a surprise until his or her birth. Audacy’s Kelli & Guy Morning Show reports that it was the country star’s idea to keep the gender of their second child a surprise and that it took some convincing to get Hannah on board with the idea.
“We’re waiting to find out the gender of the baby on the day,” Hunt told the morning show in September. “I’m not really a planner, I fly by the seat of my pants, so it’s been easy on me. Hannah, it took a minute to talk her into it. Now that we’re 6 1/2 months in, 7 months in she’s on board… She’s made it through the hard part of not knowing. It was hard on her for a little while, but now we’re both really excited about finding out on the day of.”
Planned To Use A Family Name
During the same interview, the 38-year-old revealed that they planned to use a family name for their second child.
“I want to see the baby to know for sure, but we do have some names,” he said. “We put in a lot of work on our first little girl, Lucy Louise — we call her ‘Lu’ — so we have a little pool of family names that didn’t work [the first round] — so we have a pool of names maybe three, four, five and we’re all set whether we have a boy or girl — we’re ready.”
Prior to the arrival of baby No.2, Hunt says his wife was in full “nesting phase” preparing their home for another bundle of joy.
Earlier this year, the country star spoke with Country Now and other media outlets about the immense impact fatherhood has had on his life and admitted that “it’s changed drastically” since Lu joined their family.
“I’ve just been in heaven the past few months,” he sweetly shared.
The father of two will be able to enjoy several weeks at home with family prior to the launch of his upcoming 2024 Outskirts Tour. The trek is set ot kick off on February 22 in Grand Rapids, MI and continue through April 13 in Charlottesville, VA. Special guests include multi-platinum-selling country artist Brett Young and fellow Georgia native Lily Rose.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.