Sam Hunt is anything but a traditional country artist, and he proved that once again on Friday night during his Mane Stage set at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif.
Borrowing a page right out of Coachella, Hunt paraded out three special celebrity guests during a set that showcased his R&B, pop and country leanings.
A laid-back boy from Georgia, Hunt may have kept it athletic casual with his wardrobe — sporting light denim jeans, an off-white T-shirt and baseball cap — but his set was anything but. He kicked off the energetic performance with “Leave the Night On,” and then rolled through “Ex To See,” “Single for the Summer” and the song that made him a household name, “Take Your Time.” Hunt soaked up the festival spotlight during his hit single, jumping off the stage and into the crowd to get up-close-and-personal with his fans.
Hunt then thanked the audience for arriving early to watch his set, and also shared that he had wanted to play Stagecoach ever since first learning about the festival years ago. However, he wanted to do something big to “shake this up.”
Well, he delivered.
Hip-hop artist G-Eazy took the stage with Bebe Rexha to perform their chart-topping song “Me, Myself and I,” while Hunt watched from the audience below.
But Hunt still had another trick up his sleeve, as he returned to the stage only to immediately introduce Snoop Dogg who rapped his verse from “The Next Episode” followed by “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” while the riotous crowd rapped along.
After, Hunt came back to perform “House Party” with the help of his guests, followed by a celebrity group selfie that included the audience.
For his encore moment, Hunt then let loose with Montevallo single “Break Up In A Small Town.”
Despite ongoing speculation that Hunt will eventually move on from country music, he still seems perfectly happy with his “current relationship.”