Sam Hunt Says He’s “Hitting It Hard” in the Studio & New Music Is Coming Soon

Sam Hunt Says He’s “Hitting It Hard” in the Studio & New Music Is Coming Soon

Sam Hunt only released one song in 2017—“Body Like a Back Road”—and it turned out to be the most popular country song of the year.

According to Nielsen Music, “Body Like a Back Road” was the Top-Selling Digital Song of 2017, moving more than 1.8 million units. The tune spent a record 34 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and it outpaced its closest competitor in sales—Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know”—by almost 1 million units.

When it comes to releasing new music in 2018, Sam recently hinted that he’ll have new tunes this spring, before he joins Luke Bryan on his 15-date What Makes You Country XL Stadium Tour, which begins on May 31.

“I do have some songs that, yeah, I’m going in [the studio] February 5th through March and April, and I’m hitting it hard before we get out on the road,” says Sam. “So, I plan on having new music out a month or two before we strike out and hit the road when I may not have as much time to write.”

What Makes You Country Stadium and Ballpark Tour Dates

May 31
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rogers Centre

June 2
East Rutherford, N.J
MetLife Stadium

June 16
Cincinnati, Ohio
Great American Ball Park

June 23
Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium

June 30
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Heinz Field

July 5-6
Boston, Mass.
Fenway Park

July 21
Minneapolis, Minn.
Target Field

July 28
Los Angeles, Calif.
Dodger Stadium

Aug. 4
Denver, Colo.
Mile High Stadium

Aug. 25
St. Louis, Mo.
Busch Stadium

Sept. 1-2
Chicago, Ill.
Wrigley Field

Oct. 13
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
BC Place Stadium

Oct. 26
Detroit, Mich.
Ford Field

photo by Jason Simanek

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Thomas Rhett takes 2020 Lessons Learned Into 2021

Thomas Rhett takes 2020 Lessons Learned Into 2021

2020 was a year that taught us all a lot. Thomas Rhett reflects on the year we just left behind, and what he will take with him into this new year, “You know, 2020 has definitely been hard in many ways, especially for a lot of different families who have either lost work or people that have been on the front lines working in hospitals, or teachers trying to teach three year olds how to learn their letters and their numbers. But for us, I think 2020 has had several silver linings, and for me, I think I was going at such a rapid pace that 2020 definitely forced me to slow down. And so I hope I can take that mindset back into 2021.”