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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