Fans won’t have to wait much longer for more new music from Sam Hunt.
Sam, who dropped his first single in more than a year with the release of “Downtown’s Dead” on May 16, says that he’s got another new song in the can.
“I have right now—or at any given time—I’ll have 50 or 60 songs started, pieces of them started, and [“Downtown’s Dead”] was one of the songs in that batch, this one and another one,” says Sam to Ty, Kelly & Chuck morning show. “And I sort of finished them simultaneously a couple of months ago. I do have another song that I’m going to put out here in about a month.”
Sam released his debut album, Montevallo, in October 2014. The debut project spawned Billboard No. 1 singles “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and “Make You Miss Me.” There’s no word yet on when Sam will drop his sophomore album.
“Downtown’s Dead” was co-penned by Sam, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally and Charlie Handsome, which is the same writing team—sans Charlie—behind Sam’s 2017 smash hit, “Body Like a Back Road.” According to Nielsen Music, Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” was the Top-Selling Digital Song of 2017, moving more than 1.8 million units. “Body Like a Back Road” 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.
Sam will hit the road this month as a special guest on Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour.
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