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Hunt goes into X2C

Thursday, July 31, 2014 – Sam Hunt will release "X2C" digitally on Aug. 12 as a four-track preview of his major label album debut on MCA on Oct. 27.

Hunt's current Top 25 and climbing single, "Leave The Night On," is included.

"I can't wait to share a few early tracks from the album," said Hunt. "We've been having so much fun with the music out on the road, and I'm excited to get this music out to our fans."

Since the June release of "Leave The Night On" to country radio and digital partners, the single has sold more than 197,000 tracks.

Continuing to build a name for himself as a songwriter, Hunt co-wrote all of the tracks on X2C and the upcoming album which was produced by Zach Crowell (Keith Urban) and Shane McAnally (Kacey Musgraves).

Songs on the EP are:
1. Leave The Night On (Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
2. Ex To See (Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey)
3. House Party (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers)
4. Breakup In A Small Town (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally)

Hunt's songwriting credit includes Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight."

Hunt has shared the stage with David Nail and Little Big Town and this fall, joins Kip Moore and Charlie Worsham on CMT On Tour: Kip Moore Up In Smoke, a 21-market run kicking off in New York City Sept. 25.

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