Sam Hunt Reveals His Mom’s Reaction To New Song “Women In My Life”: “She’s My Biggest Fan… She Cried”

“She told me she cried when she listened to it. Of course, she’ll cry at the drop of a hat, but I’m glad she approved of it too,” Sam Hunt explained.

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Posted on May 18, 2023

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Sam Hunt just released a highly sentimental track called “Women In My Life.” And upon first listen, the song is tailor-made to put tears in a woman’s eyes. In fact, according to Hunt, the song made his mother cry.

Speaking with Celeb Secrets, Hunt revealed that his wife, Hannah Lee Hunt, and his mother, Joan Hunt, were two of the first people who got to hear the completed version of the song.

“I played it for my wife. She’s my, definitely my gatekeeper, my final filter to make sure everything’s good. I’m not out of my lane or anything like that,” Hunt said. “And yeah, she signed off on it.”

“I [sent] this [song] to my mom about a week ago…. I believe she’s my biggest fan. So I told her she was getting exclusive access because she’s my biggest fan,” he continued. “She loves to send emojis, so I got her message with maybe 10 emojis or so afterward, and she told me she cried when she listened to it. Of course, she’ll cry at the drop of a hat, but I’m glad she approved of it too.”

Written by Hunt with Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley, and Josh Osborne, “Women In My Life” follows a string of releases from the singer/songwriter including, “Outskirts,” “Walmart,” “Start Nowhere” and his latest single, “Water Under the Bridge.”

Sam Hunt "Women In My Life" Single Art
Sam Hunt “Women In My Life” Single Art

“Women In My Life”

Arriving just in time for the month of Mother’s Day, the heartfelt country ballad focuses on the people – females in particular – who have molded Hunt into the man he is today.

Some are here, some are gone / Some were mine all summer long / Solid as a rock, rolling like a stone / In and out my door / I can drive a stick, I can drive a nail / Hold down a job, fend for myself,” Hunt croons throughout the chorus of the autobiographical song. “Yeah, I’d be alive but not much more / If it wasn’t for, if it wasn’t for / All of the women in my life.

Additionally, the tribute tune finds the 38-year-old five-time Grammy nominee veering away from his distinctive talk-singing vocal styling that fans have embraced throughout the years. The change gives listeners a fresh side of Hunt that is easy to love.

Of his new track, Hunt says in a press release: “So much of the peace and joy I carry around as an adult comes from the women who raised me and poured love into my life throughout it. There’s no telling who or what I would be without them. God bless them all. I’m forever grateful.”

Sam Hunt; Photo Courtesy of Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio
Sam Hunt; Photo Courtesy of Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio

Opening up about the writing process, Sam Hunt shared, “I’ve been trying to stick to my plan of putting out a song every couple of months, and that one was missing a second verse about a month ago, but I thought, well, here comes Mother’s Day. Let me see if I can get this song finished and out. So I sat down and wrote a second verse, and went and sang it and recorded it and Nice. Got it out just in time.”

Expecting Second Child With Wife Hannah

In April, during his concert in Las Vegas at Resorts World Theatre, Hunt revealed he and his wife, who shares daughter Lucy Lu, are expecting their second child. And while he’s busy preparing for the impending baby number two, he is in the process of creating more music.

“I’ve been trying to write some new songs in between raising and making babies,” he shared. “I’m trying to get songs out one at a time as opposed to trying to put a whole album together and that seems to be working a little better for me. Planning my strengths, keeping my tasks small and easy to accomplish.”

Sam Hunt, Hannah Lee Fowler; Photo Courtesy of Facebook
Sam Hunt, Hannah Lee Fowler; Photo Courtesy of Facebook

This summer, Hunt will hit the road for his Summer On The Outskirts Tour. The trek kicks off on July 6 in Hartford, Connecticut and continues with stops in Detroit, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, and Tampa Bay before wrapping in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 9.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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