Sam Hunt was born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia.
Sam Hunt picked up his first guitar at the age of 18, just after finishing high school. He recalled to Jam! Music: “I went to a pawn shop and got a guitar there and I learned to play and at the time I thought it would just be a hobby. I was going off to college and I thought, ‘Well in my downtime, maybe I’ll learn a few songs.’ And just fell in love with it. And no matter how tired I was, after I got home from football practice, football camp, I would always make time to pick up the guitar. Throughout college, I got a little better at it and my passion grew.”