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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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.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson