He has been honored with numerous awards, including one American Music Award, and one CMT Music Award, as well as nominations for Billboard Music Awards and Grammy Awards.
He studied at Cedartown High School where he played football.
Hunt completed 155 of 331 passes for 1,905 yards, 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2007.
He also rushed 68 times for 287 yards and 2 touchdowns.
His debut studio album, Montevallo, broke several chart records with five singles spawned from the record, including three consecutive Hot Country Songs chart and four Country Airplay chart number ones.
The lead single from the album, "Leave the Night On", peaked concurrently on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, making Hunt the first country music artist in 22 years, since Billy Ray Cyrus, to reach the top of three country music charts simultaneously in the Nielsen Sound Scan-era.
He was named 2002 Co-Offensive Player of the Year, was selected for the Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State Class AAA first-team as an all-purpose player, and was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee.
He also rushed 69 times for 159 yards and 1 touchdown.
His debut studio album Montevallo, was released on October 27, 2014.Roman numerals originally identified the regions in order from north to south (except Santiago).With the establishment of Arica-Parinacota and Los Ríos Region in 2007 the numbers no longer reflect the regions' positions.He also wrote two singles released in 2014: Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight".Hunt independently released the single "Raised on It" in September 2013 and in October 2013, he released via his website a free 12-song mixtape titled Between the Pines.