Hunter Phelps


Hit songwriter Hunter Phelps was born and raised in Niceville, Florida, where he was introduced to songwriting at a young age by his father, who owned a small recording studio. When he wasn’t hunting or fishing the bayous and bays of the Florida panhandle, he taught himself guitar and worked at a local marina. Phelps attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he began writing songs. He joined a band, started playing tailgate parties and bars around town, and quickly developed a loyal following. Early in his career, he shared the stage with major label acts Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Michael Ray, and more. Phelps moved to Nashville in 2012 and, armed with his guitar, he honed his craft in the honky tonks of Lower Broadway and sharpened his songwriting skills on Music Row. In 2014, he signed a joint publishing deal with Tape Room Music and Warner/Chappell Music. His songwriting career has skyrocketed, landing him seven number-one singles, including Dustin Lynch and Mackenzie Porter’s six-week number one, “Thinking ‘Bout You.” In 2023, Phelps received his first nomination for ACM Songwriter of the Year, paired with a Song of the Year nomination for HARDY and Lainey Wilson’s “wait in the truck.” While he focuses mainly on writing, Phelps continues to release successful projects of his own, including his most recent single, “Bird Dog.”

Number One Songs:

HARDY ft. Lainey Wilson – “wait in the truck”
Dustin Lynch and MacKenzie Porter - “Thinking ‘Bout You”
Chris Lane - “I Don’t Know About You”
Chase Rice and Florida Georgia Line - “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.”
Jameson Rodgers and Luke Combs - “Cold Beer Calling My Name”
Jake Owen - “Best Thing Since Backroads”
Dylan Scott - “New Truck”