Sam Hunt Candidly Sings About Forgiveness, Channels Johnny Money & June Carter With Spouse Hannah in ‘Locked Up’

Sam Hunt is making amends. The nation star sings a couple of tumultuous part in his relationship with spouse Hannah Lee Fowler in his new tune, “Locked Up,” with the real-life couple channeling Johnny Money and June Carter Money within the music video. 

Within the tune — which Hunt wrote with Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jerry Flowers, and Zach Crowell — the 39-year-old performer seemingly addresses his 2019 arrest in Nashville, Tennessee. He later pleaded responsible to 2 misdemeanor DUI expenses in August 2021 and had his license suspended for one 12 months.

Then, in February 2022, Hannah’s being pregnant with the pair’s first little one was revealed through divorce docs. On the time, Fowler cited “irreconcilable variations” as the rationale to terminate the wedding, accused Hunt of “inappropriate marital conduct,” and claimed that he was “responsible of adultery.” 

After an obvious change of coronary heart, Fowler referred to as off the divorce and the duo welcomed their daughter in Could 2022. 

Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler – John Shearer/Getty Photographs

“I bought locked up / I used to be in a younger, dumb, rowdy part / Nonetheless hangin’ onto my bachelor days / You have been nonetheless prayin’ for me to begin changin’ my methods,” Hunt sings on “Locked Up,” which dropped on Friday. “Thirty years previous and nonetheless actin’ a idiot / Rattling close to the identical child you met again at school / I believed I might need misplaced you / Yeah, I believed it might need value me / The love and the sunshine of my life.”

The visible was shot with a classic aesthetic, exhibiting Hunt arriving at a jail to carry out for inmates with Fowler by his aspect. They’re each clad in black, with Hunt’s hair slicked again in an unmistakable reference to Money’s 1968 present at Folsom Jail. 

Hunt additionally pays tribute to Tammy Wynette along with his newest launch, name-dropping the late songstress and her hit “Stand By Your Man” (which was additionally launched in 1968). 

“The night time I bought locked up, the whole lot went mistaken / The night time I bought tousled, ought to’ve simply stayed residence / Pickеd up my cellphone, what can I say? / I believed that you simply’d stroll away,” he croons. “However you stood by your man / Tammy Wynette / It hit thе fan, you might’ve simply give up / Nah, however you confirmed me love / You did not go when the goin’ bought robust, the night time I bought locked up.” 

In the long run, Hunt marvels on the grace he obtained from his beloved. 

“Lady, you forgave me for my sins / You set it down and also you ain’t introduced it up since / I knew that I used to be achieved / I knew you have been the one,” he sings. 

Hunt had beforehand teased the upcoming launch with a collection of black and white stills shared to Instagram. On Friday, he celebrated the discharge by posting a big grid comprised of six photographs that come collectively to indicate him and Fowler standing hand-in-hand. 

Again in 2022, a supply informed ET how Hunt was working to restore his relationship with Fowler on the time. 

“Sam and Hannah are engaged on therapeutic their relationship,” the supply mentioned. “They’re very excited to be welcoming their child woman collectively and targeted on that. Sam has been placing the work in and ensuring that Hannah feels comfy, protected, and trusts him.”

“He’s appearing protecting over their relationship. He has been cautious to ensure that issues aren’t being misconstrued or that he’s placing their relationship in any form of jeopardy,” the supply added. “He is conscious of how delicate the state of affairs is and would not wish to harm Hannah.”

Since then, Hunt and Fowler have turn out to be the proud dad and mom of two. Daughter Lucy Louise was born in Could 2022, and Hunt introduced the arrival of their second little one in November 2023

“It is fairly unreal what youngsters exhibiting up in your life will do for you,” Hunt informed ET in an interview final summer time

Followers can possible anticipate to see “Locked Up” reside when Hunt performs at this 12 months’s CMT Music Awards

The CMT Music Awards takes place on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Moody Heart in Austin, Texas. The present will air on CBS and will likely be additionally out there to stream reside and on demand through Paramount+.


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