Sam Hunt performing on his headlining 15 In A 30 Tour Photo Credit: Connor Dwyer
Country star Sam Hunt’s smash single “Body Like A Back Road” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart over six months ago, where it has remained for an unprecedented 25 consecutive weeks, breaking the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart. The three-week country radio No. 1 hit written by Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne also consistently landed in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for 16 straight weeks, longer than all other songs in the chart’s 25-year history.
While also climbing Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, “Body Like A Back Road” is currently the No. 1 most streamed country song, the No. 1 most downloaded country song and the No. 3 most downloaded all-genre song of 2017 and it is now RIAA-certified Triple Platinum. With over 261M streams, the massive single has set and broken 14 country streaming records including becoming the fastest song to cross 100M and 200M streams.
“Body Like A Back Road” comes as fans eagerly await Hunt’s forthcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to the singer/songwriter’s Grammy-nominated, Triple Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo, featuring a record-breaking four No. 1 singles and five Platinum and Multi-Platinum-selling hits including “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Break Up In A Small Town” and “Make You Miss Me.”
Hunt is currently selling out venues across the country on his 15 In A 30 Tour with special guests Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese. Upcoming dates include San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento and two nights in Los Angeles.
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Sam Hunt (Body Like a Back Road started with a phrase) OC: …enjoyed it. 1:04
“You know, I try to think of titles or lines that’ll cross my mind and I’ll put ‘em in my phone, and this was one that I wanted to write for a while – the title ‘Body Like a Back Road’ – or use it as a lyric, do something with it. I didn’t have a melody, but one night this melody got stuck in my head and the phrase ‘Body Like a Back Road’ sang perfectly to it and the chorus came out pretty quick. And then we went in and started working on the song with the producer and a couple of writing buddies, and I wanted to write it because I thought it was a fun song, but I didn’t know for sure if I wanted to put it out. I didn’t want it to come across as objectifying women or be too, to lack depth and just, I don’t know. So, anyway, I had some concerns, but I tried to make it fun to offset any risks of those things happening, which made writing it fun, and I think that came across in the lyric and in the way we recorded it and everything else. When we finally finished it, it finally hit me as ‘Ok. Wait a minute. Maybe I underestimated the potential of this song. I think this could be a fun song and it will connect with folks.’ So, at that point, I was excited to put it out and fortunately folks have enjoyed it.”