Country Night Lights headliner Sam Hunt sat down with Billboard.com to discuss how his latest hit single “Break Up In A Small Town” came to fruition:
“I knew she’d find a way to get over me
But I’d never thought that
She would get down with somebody I know
I guess that’s just how it goes
When you break up in a small town.”
“I was singing that chorus melody late one night while riding around, trying to come up with song ideas,” Hunt recalls.
Though he admits that he “didn’t want to write anymore breakup songs,” Hunt took the idea to hit songwriters Shane McAnally and Zach Crowell, who quickly fell in love with the idea.
“I started talking out a verse concept, and Zach happened to be recording,” Hunt continues. “He played back the talking in place of the verses.”
His other three singles from Montevallo, including “Leave the Night On” and “House Party,” have each has earned at least platinum status, with “Take Your Time” already selling more than 2 million copies.
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“A lot of times, songs can blend together on the radio, because there’s so many great songs out there,” Hunt says. “I wasn’t intentionally trying to be different, but that was an element of what I naturally do that happened to be unique enough to spark a curiosity for people.”
Check out your venue layout for Country Night Lights on Sept. 26!
For those without pre-purchased VIP parking passes wanting to park on-site, you’ll follow the road in all the way to the Main Parking area, and will enter through Gate 1.
Those who purchased a VIP parking pass will enter the festival through Gate 2. If you purchased a cabana, you’ll also enter through Gate 2. VIP parking is for those with a VIP parking pass; it is NOT for VIP ticket holders unless you have a VIP parking pass.
If you have a GA ticket, you should proceed through Gate 1 only. If you have a VIP ticket, you should proceed through Gate 1 OR Gate 2; there will be separate VIP lines at the gates for you to get your VIP wristband!
Camping is located right outside of the festival, nestled next to the festival and parking lot. The only way to access the camping area is via the main parking lot; there is not a camping entrance from the festival itself.
Please note that there is NO RE-ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL. You are not allowed to leave the festival to go to your car/camping spot and come back into the festival.
Parking IS available on-site in the Main Parking Lot on Saturday for $20. Should parking at the venue fill up, all on-site parking will be redirected to the Athens Fairgrounds, just down Route 56. We will have free, complimentary shuttles to take those who park at the Fairgrounds to and from the festival. These shuttles are for those parking at the Fairgrounds ONLY; they are not available to the public.
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We’re happy to release your set time’s for Country Night Lights on Saturday, September 26! Please note that these times are subject to change without notice.
Doors open at 2:00PM, with music from Corey Hager starting at 2:15PM. Parking will open at 12:00PM noon – you will NOT be allowed to park before then. Once parked, you’ll be able to line up and/or tailgate in the parking lot at that time.
VIP parking passes are available for pre-purchase and guarantee you a parking spot. GA parking will be available on-site and will fill out lot on a first-come, first-served basis. If/when the on-site lot fills, overflow parking will be directed to the Athens Fairgrounds, where we’ll have free shuttles available to transport those parking at the Fairgrounds only. You may also park your RV on-site as well.
Tickets for Country Night Lights ft. Sam Hunt, Easton Corbin, and more are still available – click here to get yours!