Sam Hunt is an artist and songwriter who has glorified falling in love in the back of a police cruiser with “Cop Car,” a song Keith Urban recorded and Hunt later put on his Grammy-nominated debut album Montevallo. So, it’s safe to assume that he knows a thing or two when it comes to igniting romance.
When Sounds Like Nashville caught up with Hunt on the beach in Riviera Maya as the sun set in Mexico during Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa festival, a romantic setting if there was any, we asked him his idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day. During our chat, he also opened up about an awkward Valentine’s Day memory that he’ll never forget as well as what he wants for the special day (Hint: it’s not something you can buy).
“A memory that pops into my head was, I just started dating this girl. It was about this time of year, maybe a month prior to Valentine’s Day, and she was going over to Honduras on a mission trip shortly after Valentine’s Day so I drove down to meet her,” he recalls nostalgically with a smile. “I had written her a letter in Spanish and it was way too soon to say I love you and I accidentally told her that I loved her in Spanish without knowing it. So it created a really awkward moment when she called me out on it. That’s a Valentine’s Day memory that I won’t forget.”
Hunt adds that his idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day involves catering to his significant other.
“I would try to get a beat on what her perfect Valentine’s Day would be and if I could accommodate that, then that would be perfect for me I think,” he adds.
So what does a guy like Sam Hunt want for Valentine’s Day? No gift from the store, he says.
“To please your girl and to make her Valentine’s Day wishes come true. Selflessness goes a long way on Valentine’s Day.”