In 2007, the University of Alabama at Birmingham athletics department filmed a video about their doe-eyed star quarterback, a philosophy major named Sam Hunt, who sat a little awkwardly in a pair of boot-cut dad jeans and a boxy black t-shirt in the Blazers locker room. Perched among the uniforms with field-reddened cheeks, all 215 pounds and 6’3″ or so of him, Hunt strummed the gospel classic “The Unclouded Day” on his pawnshop guitar. Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Country Songs of 2014 So Far “Football sometimes is stressful,” a smiling Hunt says in the video, his voice thickly muddled with a Georgia accent. “Music is more of a kind of laid-back type, chilled-out kind of activity.
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Miranda Lambert will kick off 2015 in style, as the country superstar’s Certified Platinum Tour is set to roll through nearly 30 cities next year. The trek follows up the singer’s critically acclaimed Platinum Tour, which launched earlier this year in conjunction with the chart-topping album of the same name. (See a list of the cities on the tour below.) Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson Reveal Secret Talents ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore will serve as an opening act on the tour, which will also include appearances at various stops by up-and-coming female artists Sunny Sweeney, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery and RaeLynn. Lambert will be in Las Vegas this Saturday, October 4th, for the Route 91 Harvest Festival and has just a couple of additional concert dates on the calendar for the remainder of 2014.