Sam Hunt Will No Longer Perform at Boots & Hearts Music Festival, His Replacement Is Announced

Sam Hunt will no longer be performing at Boots & Hearts Music Festival 2022 in Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. …


Lauren Jo Black

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July 28, 2022


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Sam Hunt; Photo by Steven Worster

Sam Hunt will no longer be performing at Boots & Hearts Music Festival 2022 in Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. 

The “Water Under The Bridge” singer revealed the news in a statement to fans on Thursday (July 28). 

Sam Hunt; Photo by The Dwyers
Sam Hunt; Photo by The Dwyers

The statement, shared by Sam Hunt’s official Twitter account, reads: “Unfortunately, due to ongoing government restrictions, Sam Hunt will not be able to perform at Boots & Hearts Music Festival on August 5th. We were hopeful these restrictions would be lifted as the date got closer, but it’s now apparent that won’t happen. Boots & Hearts music festival has secured a great replacement, and we all hope you can continue to have a great weekend in Burl’s Creek.”

Boots & Hearts Music Festival shared the news and announced that Jake Owen will now be headlining the festival on Friday, August 5. 

Taking place August 4-7, this year’s Boots & Hearts Music Festival will feature 40 artists across four days. 

Also confirmed to take the stage are headliners Shania Twain and Florida Georgia Line and special guests Lindsay Ell, Dustin Lynch, Niko Moon, Priscilla Block, Mackenzie Porter, Russell Dickerson, Morgan Evans, and more. 

Tickets for the festival are still available for purchase HERE.

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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.