Sam Hunt’s Fast Track to Gold and Platinum

"Take Your Time" Also Tops Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart

Sam Hunt just hit No. 1 on Billboard’s country airplay chart with his latest single, “Take Your Time,” but he’s not slowing down as he establishes his presence nationally.

“Leave the Night On,” the first single from his album, Montevallo, went all the way to No. 1 and also went platinum. Montevallo also hit No. 1 on the country chart when it was released in October and has become the best-selling debut album from since 2011.

And here we are now in 2015, and the album is now officially certified gold for selling more than 500,000 copies.

Whew, are you keeping up with all these incredible stats?

It’s overwhelming to think about, and you know it has to be hard to comprehend for Hunt, as well. But don’t expect to see any of his success go to his head. It’s just not his style. Keeping it real and staying grounded, that’s more Hunt.

And the proof is in the photo. Check out Hunt’s Instagram post from the ACM weekend, where he posted this adorable shot with his beautiful “momma.”

That’s a good son, y’all. And you know she’s proud.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.