New ‘record’ for Hunter Smith
When punter Hunter Smith isn’t helping the Indianapolis Colts score points, he’s composing musical scores. Whether it’s on TSN or the Gospel Music Channel (GMC), Smith’s impressive talents are being seen by millions of people. On Oct. 13, Smith and band-mate Chris Wilson premiered nationally on the GMC’s Front Row Live, performing from their newly-released, self-titled debut album, Connersvine. Smith began playing guitar at the age of 10, and was helping on the worship team at his local church by the time he was a teen. He and Wilson met seven years ago while leading worship for young adults. Despite his many talents, Smith humbly acknowledges he’s nothing without his Saviour, Jesus Christ. “There is a Holy God, and we are an imperfect people. We needed His Son to die for us, rise again, and be that sacrifice for our sins,” Smith told Sports Spectrum. “Jesus has won that victory on the cross for us, and I am walking in that victory in my life.” Connersvine is evidence of this. Combining an acoustic-driven rock sound with worshipful melodies and passionate vocals, Smith will no doubt score big with gospel fans.