Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” Breaks Record for Most Weeks Atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” Breaks Record for Most Weeks Atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart

Sam Hunt has cruised past Florida Georgia Line.

Sam “Body Like a Back Road” has been “doin’ 15 in a 30” for 25 straight weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, which breaks the record set by Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” in 2013.

“I wrote ‘Body Like a Back Road’ with my producer Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally,” said Sam to Nash Country Daily. “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.”

Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart All-Time Record

1. “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt — 25 weeks (2017)
1. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line – 24 weeks (2012)
2. “Walk On By” – Leroy Van Dyke – 19 weeks (1961)
3. “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line – 18 weeks (2016)
4. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett 17 weeks – (2015)
5. “Love’s Gonna Live Here” – Buck Owens – 16 weeks (1963)

Sam is currently on his 15 in a 30 Tour with special guests Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese. Upcoming dates include San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento and two nights in Los Angeles.

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photo by Jason Simanek

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter