"Honesty's a big thing with me," the singer tells PEOPLE

By Danielle Anderson
Updated December 04, 2015 04:35 PM
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What does it take to get a date with Sam Hunt?

Well, you have to be open-minded and honest for starters. The rest is up to chance.

PEOPLE caught up with the single singer, who was honored along with Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town and Florida Georgia Line as one of CMT’s Artists of the Year on Wednesday, and asked (really, we weren’t prying or anything!) about what he looks for in a girl.

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“I don’t know! I think somebody who’s open minded, honest. Honesty’s a big thing with me,” said Hunt, 30. “The it factor is one of those things you can’t put in a category … you just have to feel when you feel it.”

Reporting by KATIE KAUSS