Sam Hunt and wife Hannah Fowler just recently celebrated their four-year-anniversary as a married couple, and the pair is looking happier than ever. While their marriage is still young, the pair actually met over a decade ago, and their love story had its many ups and downs before finally having their ‘happily ever after.’
And if you’re paying attention to Sam Hunt songs, you will definitely be able to piece the references in his songs that heavily documented their story. So, as you read on, put on your headphones and play his songs from the very start…
First Chapter: The Rise of Sam Hunt and the Muse of Montevallo
Sam Hunt is definitely one of the most celebrated country music artists of his time, and rightfully so, with big writing credits, awards, and chart-topping hits under his belt. Not only that, his success was also propelled with his mastery of the digital market.
Born on December 8, 1984 in Cedartown, Georgia, Hunt was an excellent athlete who specialized in football. In fact, he was an acclaimed high school quarterback with a nomination for Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy. In 2003, he attended the Middle Tennessee State University, then transferred to the University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham two years later and graduated in 2007. While studying at UAB, Hunt taught himself how to sing and play the guitar. So, when his tryout for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 didn’t go as planned, he decided to pursue a music career and headed off to Nashville.
He didn’t plan to make a living out of music, but it was as if it was meant to be. In 2012, he made his first songwriting breakthrough with Kenney Chesney’s “Come Over.” Two years later, he again earned two big songwriting credits and a contract with MCA Nashville. His debut single “Leave the Night On,” co-written with Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally, quickly became a country radio favorite and got certified as platinum twice.
That same year, he released his full-length debut album titled “Montevallo” with hit singles “Take Your Time,” “House Party,” and “Break Up In A Small Town.” In an interview in 2014, Hunt revealed that the record-breaking album was inspired by a girl whom we now know as Hannah Lee Fowler, who he met back in 2008. And the title Montevallo was actually named after Fowler’s hometown.
According to Hunt, he didn’t actually live in Montevallo, and he had never visited there before. But before he left to go to Nashville, he met Fowler, and the pair dated but had to eventually break things off. And a lot of things he experienced and the relationship he had with her really inspired a lot of the songs on the album.
Who is Sam Hunt’s wife, Hannah Lee Fowler?
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding Hannah Lee Fowler as someone who does not have a social media account. But here’s what we actually know about her.
Hannah Lee Fowler was born on October 27, 1988 in Montevallo, Alabama to parents Scott and Linda Fowler. She came from a big family and the oldest of seven children – Joshua, Rebekah, Sarah, Jonathan, Elizabeth, and Daniel. Her father is a pastor in her hometown’s church, the Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian church.
She is a registered nurse who loves to do missionary work. In 2009, she provided medical care to Hondurans during the coup. She also worked in Syrian refugee camps and delivered babies in northern Iraq during the 2014 elections. And she also helped with a feeding program in Israel and also worked alongside Holocaust survivors.
And according to her sister Rebekah, she also loves to work out and indulge in carbs and sweets.
Second Chapter: Winning His Muse Back
After their split, Hunt could not get Fowler out of his mind. So he decided that he would win her back, and he did so persistently. In a 2017 interview with Entertainment Tonight, he revealed that he continuously flew to Hawaii to talk to her about coming back. He went there seven times in three months, and fortunately on the seventh trip, he finally convinced her.
And in true Sam Hunt style, he also wrote an apology song for Fowler with “Drinkin’ Too Much,” which he released last January 6, 2017. The timeline of their reconciliation and everything surrounding their relationship was kind of hazy as the couple was very tight-lipped about it.
But it was reported that the country music singer secretly proposed to his muse in the fall of 2016 during their trip to Israel. He knew that she would say yes, but he wanted her to say yes without any reservation, and that was something he wasn’t sure about. But when he finally popped the question, she was all in. The engagement was only confirmed in January 2017.
And finally on April 15, 2017, the couple exchanged vows in an intimate, traditional ceremony at a Methodist Church in Hunt’s hometown. And it was just perfect as he also got to spend time with his family and people he had not gotten to see in a while.
Third Chapter: The Married Life And Kids
After the wedding, Hunt stepped back from the limelight a bit to enjoy the new chapter of his life with his wife, Hannah. In a 2019 interview, he said that it got to a point that he couldn’t really enjoy smelling the roses because everything happened so fast. It was just the right time to decompress and just process everything.
As for Hannah, she put a bit of a hold on her ambitions and dreams for Hunt. And he knew that, and he wanted to support her just as much as she did for him. But Hunt assured that she was definitely having fun.
Sam Hunt and wife Hannah Lee Fowler just celebrated four years together, and Hunt is working on his third studio album. As for children in the future, we have to stay tuned for that update.
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