Sam Hunt has taken on the one and only Reba McEntire.
On stage at CMT’s 10th annual “Artists of the Year” awards, the “Body Like A Back Road” singer gave his best rendition of Bobbie Gentry’s “Fancy”, which was made popular by Reba in the early ’90s and became one of her signature songs.
The unannounced performance closed out the star-studded ceremony from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Centre. Accompanied with a full band, the singer brought the house down with the country classic, while also adding his own flair.
Hunt took the stage just after Reba was honoured by Vince Gill with the Artist of a Lifetime award, joining previous recipients Loretta Lynn (2018), Shania Twain (2016), Kenny Rogers (2015) and Merle Haggard (2014).
Meanwhile, Hunt has officially made his return to music after his much-needed reboot with his new single “Kinfolks”.
It’s been nearly five years since the “House Party” singer quickly rose to fame with his debut album Montevello. When ET Canada caught up with the singer at the Bud Light House Party in Calgary, he shared some details on his long-awaited second studio album: “We’ve gone in and recorded four songs, I’ve got several more to record.”
Hunt confirmed the new album will be out within the first few months of 2020, and promises to put out his more light-hearted songs but will add some reflective tracks to balance it out.