Sam Hunt’s “Take Your Time” Video Gives the Song a Darker Edge

Image Courtesy Sam Worster/MCA NashvilleSam Hunt's latest single, "Take Your Time," has been certified gold for sales and streams topping the 500,000 mark. Now he's released a very gritty video to go along with the hit song.

While the song is sung from the perspective of a guy trying to spend some time with a girl at a party or a bar, the video finds Sam stepping in to help out a young mother in an abusive relationship. The stark visuals offer a very different take on the song's lyrics.

"Take Your Time" is the latest single from Sam's debut album, Montevallo.

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Blake Shelton Makes Surprise Appearance at Miranda Lambert’s Hometown Concert in Dallas

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert realized a big dream come true Thursday night when she headlined the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, which is 80 miles from her hometown of Lindale, TX. When she still lived in Texas, Miranda passed that arena on her way to the airport in Dallas and often dreamed of bringing her own show to the venue.

To make the milestone even sweeter, Miranda's husband, Blake Shelton, surprised the audience to sing a duet. Miranda posted a photograph to Instagram of the couple kissing onstage at the show. The caption reads, "Still on cloud 9 from last night! Thanks @blakeshelton for surprising everyone in Dallas! #hubby #home #family #Texasproud."

 

Still on cloud 9 from last night! Thanks @blakeshelton for surprising everyone in Dallas! #hubby #home #family #Texasproud

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Blake performed his hit song "Austin" for the crowd, with Miranda joining him on harmony vocals.

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Gary Allan Rediscovering the Beauty of Vinyl Records with His New Turntable

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleGary Allan's latest single, "Hangover Tonight," was inspired by the classic sounds of Motown, so it's clear Gary has a love for vintage music. He's been indulging that passion recently with the purchase of a new record player.

Gary tells ABC Radio, "I'm surprised it took me so long to buy another turntable. So, I've been, just all over albums."

Gary had a few albums from his parents' record collection he was keeping at his Nashville boutique, The Label. He says, "I think I've got a Willie Nelson in there, Hello Walls, and there was a Bobby Darrin, I think, that I just took."

Gary also swung by Nashville record store Grimey's to pick up some classic rock albums from Neil Young and Bob Dylan. Listening to those records in their entirety makes Gary realize what is lost in today's singles-driven, digital music experience.

"People today don't listen to album cuts," Gary explains. "I mean, everybody has their own little playlist, and it's usually singles, and the depth -- I think that's why we're losing so much depth in music in general is because of that."

"Hangover Tonight" is the lead single from Gary's upcoming studio album, due out in the coming months. No word yet on plans for a vinyl release, though.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockReba made a big splash on Broadway starring in which classic musical? ANSWER: Annie Get Your Gun.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRascal Flatts wraps up their Vegas Riot! residency at the Hard Rock Las Vegas this weekend.

Kenny Chesney will preview The Big Revival Tour with a two-hour special at NoShoesRadio.com at noon ET on Wednesday, March 18. The trek kicks off March 26 and 27 in Nashville.

Sam Hunt's video for "Take Your Time" is out Friday. Entertainment Tonight had a sneak peek of the clip Thursday.

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