Sam Hunt Ready For ‘Exciting’ Super Bowl Matchup

One of the biggest sporting events in the world, Super Bowl LIV, is just days away and one country star…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 29, 2020


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One of the biggest sporting events in the world, Super Bowl LIV, is just days away and one country star who is particularly excited about the big game is Sam Hunt.

The “Kinfolks” singer, who was once a star quarterback at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, thinks Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers is going to be “exciting” for a few reasons.

“It’s like the new generation Super Bowl almost,” Hunt recently said. “The quarterbacks are great. I really like that Mahomes guy. I mean he represents a whole new era of quarterback. The game has changed a lot over the years, and it is, it’s exciting to see two teams…I like watching great offenses. I like quarterbacks who throw the ball around, score lots of points, and these two teams do that. They’ve got a lot of exciting players.”

Some fans may not know that Hunt actually has a small tie to the Kansas City Chiefs. Before pursuing a career in country music, the Georgia native was invited to attend a Chiefs training camp.

“I knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I needed to find out if I could take it all the way,” he once shared.

After two months, Hunt was released and ultimately made his way to Nashville where he landed a recording contract with MCA Nashville.

Although his dreams of being in the NFL didn’t pan out, Hunt is still a big football fan and believes this year’s Superbowl will be “one for the books.”

Super Bowl LIV will take place Sunday, February 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The big game will air on FOX at 5:30 pm ET.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.