Actually, he might just be everyone’s new favorite musician – whether you like country music or not. "I am from the country, and I grew up mostly influenced by country music," Sam told Rolling Stone. "So by the definition I have, these are country songs, not pop songs. Even though there may be a pop element."
This week, Sam released his first album, Montevallo. “I'm not trying to become a pop artist, and I'm not trying to make sure I stay a country artist,” he says. “I'm just trying to make sure I make the best music I can, according to my way."
1. Because he’s a singing jock, and isn’t that everyone’s dream man?
That’s what Glee taught us, at least. Sam was a quarterback in college and played football for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, before briefly free agenting for the Kansas City Chiefs.
2. And OK, let’s get the shallow stuff out of the way first: He’s tall.