Sam Hunt has been quiet this year -- but that'll change in 2020. In addition to releasing his highly anticipated sophomore album, he'll be hitting the road -- and hard.

"We'll be playing more shows than I have in several years," Hunt shares with Taste of Country. "We'll be hitting it hard. I've devoted all of next year to touring. I told my manager the more the better."

Hunt admits that he's recently taken a step back from touring and the studio, but it's been beneficial, both personally and professionally: His time away put him back in touch with not only family members and dear friends but with his musical roots.

"I definitely, if anything, will slide back into even a more traditional sound," Hunt says of his new music. "I like the idea of being adventurous and finding new ways to combine styles and to try to come up with something new and fresh."

Hunt has also been laying low on social media because he hasn't had any new music to share with his fans. "I guess it felt from the outside looking in that I disappeared," he admits, "but to me I’ve just been doing the same old thing I’ve been doing. I just haven’t been putting stuff on the internet as much."

Hunt's newest single, "Kinfolks," was written by Hunt along with Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne. It's Hunt's first new single since 2018's "Downtown's Dead." The singer released the megahit "Body Like a Back Road" in 2017, but his only full album remains his debut project, 2014's Montevallo.

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