Sam Hunt Added as Performer at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Sam Hunt Added as Performer at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

“Body Like a Back Road” singer Sam Hunt will perform at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21.

Sam joins previously announced performers Florida Georgia Line, Camila Cabello, Drake, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers and Halsey.

While Sam didn’t cop a nomination at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, his current single, “Body Like a Back Road,” has been the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the last three weeks, as well as No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 13 straight weeks.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Check out all of the country-centric nominations below.

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Duo/Group

The Chainsmokers
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Country Artist

Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour

Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Country Album

Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Country Song

Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration

Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Kenny Chesney featuring Pink, “Setting the World On Fire”
Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill a Word”
Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Christian Artist

Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Chris Tomlin

Top Christian Album

Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Christian Song

Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”



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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett