During the 1,985 Days Between Albums, Sam Hunt Came to a “Pretty Big Fork in the Road,” So He Took It

During the 1,985 Days Between Albums, Sam Hunt Came to a “Pretty Big Fork in the Road,” So He Took It

Sam Hunt dropped his sophomore album, Southside, on April 3.

The 12-song set, which features his recent No. 1 hit, “Kinfolks,” and new single, “Hard to Forget,” follows Sam’s 2014 debut album, Montevallo, which spawned No. 1 hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more.

During the 1,985 days between the release of his debut album and sophomore album, Sam got married, traveled the world and dropped the biggest country song of 2017, “Body Like a Back Road.”

As Sam told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, he came to a “pretty big fork in the road” during the extended break between the release of his albums. As baseball great Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

“[The break] gave me some time to reflect on the two, three years prior,” says Sam. “It gave me some time to think about how I wanted to approach the next two, three, four, five, 10 years. It gave me some time to reconnect with the girl who I ended up getting married to, and kind of—I guess for lack of a better way to put it—put some roots down. Coming from a world where it was either put roots down now or probably never put roots down, it was a pretty big fork in the road for me, so I just wanted to make sure to get it right, and I took some time to do that.”

Sam’s new single, “Hard to Forget,” which samples Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass,” was co-penned by Sam, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Ashley Gorley, as well as “There Stands the Glass” songwriters Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull and Mary Jean Shurtz.

Watch Sam’s video for “Hard to Forget” below.

photo by NCD

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen