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Stadium Series headliner announced

Country star Sam Hunt to play outdoor game between Kings, Avalanche at Air Force Academy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK- Multi-platinum-selling hitmaker Sam Hunt will headline the entertainment for the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Feb. 15, the National Hockey League announced today. The performance, presented by Ticketmaster, will take place during the first intermission and will be televised at 8 p.m. ET on NBC in the U.S. and on SN1 and TVAS2 in Canada.

Tickets to the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ are available via Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®. Ticketmaster is the only official marketplace of the NHL.

The award-winning country star recently introduced fans to his brand-new song, "Kinfolks." Leaning on the sentiment of "you can't make old friends," Hunt exemplifies the importance of bringing a new relationship into the mix and comfortability of home. "Kinfolks" follows Hunt's GRAMMY-nominated, triple-platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), which topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and it remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011; and his three-week No. 1, 6x platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, "Body Like A Back Road."

Hunt's Montevallo produced four No. 1 singles and five platinum and multi-platinum-selling hits including "Leave the Night On," "House Party," "Take Your Time," "Break Up In A Small Town" and "Make You Miss Me." Then, Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" release shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it remained for an unprecedented 27 consecutive weeks, shattering the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart. "Body Like A Back Road" was also the No. 1 most-streamed and No. 1 most-downloaded country song of 2017, and the No. 4 most-downloaded and Top 10 most-streamed all genre song of 2017.

Called "stylistically provocative" by The New York Times and "deceptively phenomenal" by The Washington Post, Hunt has received accolades from Associated Press, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Since the Montevallo's 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated over 6.85 billion global streams and has earned 22 million RIAA certified units. 

Hunt is currently in the studio finishing up a new project expected this year. For more information on Sam Hunt, visit and @SamHuntMusic.

NHL Network™ and will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will provide coverage on all social platforms via the official event hashtag NHL #StadiumSeries. Additional details are available at

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