Hunter Lott’s album, “I Stand My Ground, “released on October 22nd, is all about relating to his fans.
Growing up in Mississippi and now based in Tennessee, where Country music roots run deep, Hunter Lott’s music from this album has already won him consideration in the first round of Votes for the 2023 Grammys with his songs “Honky Tonk Special” & “I Stand My Ground” (Country Solo performance).
Challenging experiences are a source of new material for songwriters and the whole process can be powerfully therapeutic. That’s what fuels Hunter’s songwriting. The loss of his grandfather sent Hunter and his family into a quiet, mournful space where they weren’t doing much living. The death created a painful loss to the family circle, but that end was a beginning for Lott on this path, he learned to play his electric guitar and his mother says his music helped lift her out of a dark space.
Hunter’s main goal is for people to be able to relate to his lyrics; and hopefully, generate a message that it’s better to co-exist, peacefully.
“We live in a time where tensions can sometimes run high because so many people are very passionate about where they stand and what they believe in. I’ve had to stand my ground a time or two,” says Hunter. “I think the world is big enough for everyone to peacefully express how they feel without being chastised about it. Since moving to Tennessee a year ago and playing at some of the most iconic bars on Broadway, I’ve really been challenged on my beliefs. Before I had my own band members, most of the house band musicians didn’t understand how I could show up, perform, and then just go home, but that’s exactly what I did, and still do. I wrote this song one evening, 5 months after moving to Tennessee,” says Hunter.
Finally, someone the fans can truly believe in.