Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” Is Cruising Toward Florida Georgia Line’s Billboard Record

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” Is Cruising Toward Florida Georgia Line’s Billboard Record

Slow and steady is winning the race for Sam Hunt.

Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” has been “doin’ 15 in a 30” for 22 straight weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, surpassing the 19-week record set by a solo artist (Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk on By” in 1962).

Now, Sam is cruising toward the all-time record, which is owned by Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.” FGL’s debut single remained at No. 1 for 24 weeks in 2012 and 2013.

“I wrote ‘Body Like a Back Road’ with my producer Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally,” said Sam to NCD. “I connect music to the emotions that come from relationships, so most of the songs that I write are inspired by those circumstances, emotions, feelings, all that kind of stuff. ‘Body Like a Back Road’ is a lighthearted song that was a lot of fun to write. It sort of swings, and hopefully it’s easy to listen to and will put a smile on some folks’ faces.”

If Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” can maintain its position for three more weeks, it will break FGL’s four-year-old record—an accomplishment that will surely put a smile on Sam’s face.

photo by Jason Simanek

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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