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How Sam Hunt Found Success By Bucking the Bro Country Trend: Behind the Hit

11 March 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Sam Hunt has arrived.

After penning hits for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Billy Currington, the 30-year-old Georgia native broke out on his own last year with his platinum-certified single, "Leave the Night On."

"It was one of those titles that's obviously a play on words and those historically have been a big part of country music," Hunt tells ETonline in this week's installment of Behind the Hit. "The bad thing about those titles is that most of them have been written."

News: 17 Reasons Sam Hunt Is Your New Favorite Country Star

While relaxing on his couch one night scanning emails on his phone, Hunt stumbled across a song called "Leave the Light On." At a quick glance, he mistakenly substituted "Light" with "Night."

"I thought immediately, 'How has nobody written that? I wish I had found this idea before they wrote it, '" he recalls. "As I looked a little closer, it was actually »

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