Photo Credit Alan Poizner
L-R: Mike Dungan, UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO, MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt / Photo Credit Alan Poizner

At a party to celebrate the upcoming release of his album, Montevallo, in Nashville Tuesday night (September 16th), Sam Hunt was presented with a gold plaque signifying 500-thousand digital downloads sold for his debut hit, “Leave the Night On.” The song is poised to enter the Top 10 on the country charts, and Sam is overwhelmed with how his music is connecting with people.

“It’s a song I’m excited about that represents what’s to come with the album in a lot of ways,” says Sam. “It’s a good sign because people are reacting to ‘Leave the Night On’ and giving us such a great response that it really excites me about the music to come, because I know taste-wise if they’re enjoying this song that they’re going to enjoy hopefully the record and the songs that come behind it.”

Make sure to tune in to NBC next Wednesday (September 24th), when Sam makes his national television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Sam will be performing the gold-certified “Leave The Night On.”

Montevallo is due in stores and online October 27th.