Will Sam Hunt’s New Video for “Downtown’s Dead” Help It Rise Up the Charts? Nah, But It’s Still Cool [Watch]

Will Sam Hunt’s New Video for “Downtown’s Dead” Help It Rise Up the Charts? Nah, But It’s Still Cool [Watch]

Sam Hunt released one song in 2017: “Body Like a Back Road,” which just happened to be the biggest country song of year. The tune was the best-selling country song in 2017, spent a record 34 weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Sam followed up the release of “Body Like a Back Road” by dropping “Downtown’s Dead” in May, which has since peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart (June 11) and is currently No. 18.

From the look of things, No. 15 is as good as it’s gonna get for “Downtown’s Dead,” as Sam’s label, MCA Nashville, is reportedly “off the song,” which means country radio stations probably won’t have it in heavy rotation anymore. Of the six previous singles Sam has released via MCA Nashville—sans “Downtown’s Dead”—five have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, while “Break Up in a Small Town” peaked at No. 2.

Nonetheless, Sam dropped a new video for “Downtown’s Dead” on July 18, which features him cruising the streets of Bernal, Mexico, via his favorite mode of transportation: motorcycle. You can check out the new video below, but don’t be surprised if Sam announces a new single in the coming weeks, perhaps “Nothing Lasts Forever,” a new tune he has mentioned in previous interviews.

photo by Jason Simanek

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington