On an album of clever phrasing, adventurous arrangements, and particularly vivid emotions, “Break Up in a Small Town” is a highlight. Unique in its immediacy, universal in its emoting, the Montevallo track got a music video to match Monday morning. The clip, which is directed by Tim Mattia, has Hunt trapped in his hometown by memories of his ex.
As he sings, “these county lines, closing in on me,” his world erupts in flames, literally. Check it out below.
Hunt is wrapping up a banner debut year. After a winter headlining tour, he finished a summer run with Lady Antebellum and a guest spot on Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour, and is heading into the CMAs on November 4 with three nominations: Song of the Year and Single of the Year for his first hit “Take Your Time,” as well as Best New Artist.