Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, but of course, it also means much more than that.
“I spent a lot of Memorial Day weekends on the lake, especially as I got a little older in high school and on into college,” recalls Sam Hunt in audio provided by the Universal Music Group Nashville. “It was always that summer inauguration, celebrating the beginning of what would be summer.
“And even though I’m finished with school, when May comes around, I get that kind of ‘school’s out’ feeling, even now,” he continues. “So, when summer’s here, it’s always an exciting time of year. I think it’s just an extra reminder – just the freedom in that and the good times and it’s usually with your buddies and you’re celebrating all these great things and about what it means to be a product of all the sacrifices that people have made in years past, and in the wars past, that we can now experience.”