• SAM HUNT’S SOUTHSIDE SNEAK PEEK, VOLUME 3

    Multi-Platinum-selling country star Sam Hunt releases his eagerly-awaited sophomore album SOUTHSIDE, Friday (April 3rd) on MCA Nashville. The album will feature his latest #1 radio hit “Kinfolks,” his new single, “Hard to Forget,” the introspective ballad “Sinning With You,” and more from the award-winning artist. SOUTHSIDE will be the first full album since Hunt’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut, Montevallo.

    Each day, we will give you a sneak peek of his new album, leading up to release day.

    The Georgia native talks about “Hard to Forget” for Volume 3.

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  • SAM HUNT’S SOUTHSIDE SNEAK PEEK, VOLUME 2

    Multi-Platinum-selling country star Sam Hunt releases his eagerly-awaited sophomore album SOUTHSIDE, Friday (April 3rd) on MCA Nashville. The album will feature his latest #1 radio hit “Kinfolks,” his new single, “Hard to Forget,” the introspective ballad “Sinning With You,” and more from the award-winning artist. SOUTHSIDE will be the first full album since Hunt’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut, Montevallo.

    Each day, we will give you a sneak peek of his new album, leading up to release day.

    The Georgia native talks about “Sinning With You” for Volume 2.

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  • SAM HUNT’S SOUTHSIDE SNEAK PEEK, VOLUME 1

    Multi-Platinum-selling country star Sam Hunt releases his eagerly-awaited sophomore album SOUTHSIDE, Friday (April 3rd) on MCA Nashville. The album will feature his latest #1 radio hit “Kinfolks,” his new single, “Hard to Forget,” the introspective ballad “Sinning With You,” and more from the award-winning artist. SOUTHSIDE will be the first full album since Hunt’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut, Montevallo.

    Each day, we will give you a sneak peek of his new album, lead

    The Georgia native talks about his recent No.1 “Kinfolks” in Volume 1.

    We’ve included a :60 version, as well as the full version, which includes the song.

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  • SAM HUNT “SOUTHSIDE” ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT.

    We have compiled an array of content — a variety of liners and soundbites – from SAM HUNT to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own album radio special; roll-out tracks leading up to –and following — the release of his new record, SOUTHSIDE, to use in news feeds, radio specials and much more. Check out all of details below (including audio liners and soundbites, as well as transcriptions) to create your own content surrounding Sam’s new album release.

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    Multi-Platinum-selling country star Sam Hunt releases his eagerly-awaited sophomore album SOUTHSIDE, April 3rd on MCA Nashville. The album will feature his latest #1 radio hit “Kinfolks,” his new single, “Hard to Forget,” the introspective ballad “Sinning With You,” and more from the award-winning artist. SOUTHSIDE will be the first full album since Hunt’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut, Montevallo, which was released nearly six years ago in 2014.

    SOUTHSIDE Track List:

    1. 2016 (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Thompson)
    2. Hard To Forget (Sam Hunt, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz)
    3. Kinfolks (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Jerry Flowers)
    4. Young Once (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Josh Osborne)
    5. Body Like A Back Road (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
    6. That Ain’t Beautiful (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally)
    7. Let It Down (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Josh Osborne, Ernest K Smith)
    8. Downtown’s Dead (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Charlie Handsome)
    9. Nothing Lasts Forever (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
    10. Sinning With You (Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Paul DiGiovanni, Emily Weisband)
    11. Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Josh Osborne, Ernest K Smith)
    12. Drinkin’ Too Much (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Stuart Hine)
  • SAM HUNT EXPLAINS HOW HE CAME UP WITH THE TITLE SOUTHSIDE FOR HIS UPCOMING ALBUM.

    Sam Hunt is getting ready to release his new album, Southside, in less than two weeks. When he was coming up with titles for the new collection, he kept going back to “Southside,” which was among the list of titles he had written down.

    “The album title came well after all the songs were finished. I essentially sat down and made a list of potential titles and just off the top of my head, I just sort of started writing down words or phrases that felt like the songs or felt like the record,” says Sam. “Southside was the one that just kept standing out. I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into why that was the case. Southside just for me is a phrase that just feels like my rural and urban roots, you know, where I’m from, I kind of feel like I’m from the southside of that place, and obviously, the word south is in the title so there’s association with being from the South. More than having a really good backstory for the title, it just felt – when I looked at it on the page – it felt like the record.”

    Sam recently released his new single, “Hard to Forget.” Check out the video below.

    Southside Track List:

    1. “2016” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Thompson)
    2. “Hard To Forget” (Sam Hunt, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz)
    3. “Kinfolks” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Jerry Flowers)
    4. “Young Once” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Josh Osborne)
    5. “Body Like a Back Road” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
    6. “That Ain’t Beautiful” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally)
    7. “Let It Down” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Josh Osborne, Ernest K Smith)
    8. “Downtown’s Dead” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Charlie Handsome)
    9. “Nothing Lasts Forever” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
    10. “Sinning With You” (Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Paul DiGiovanni, Emily Weisband)
    11. “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Josh Osborne, Ernest K Smith)
    12. “Drinkin’ Too Much” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Stuart Hine)

    Audio / Sam Hunt says the title of his upcoming album, Southside, just seemed to fit the collection of songs on the record.

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    Sam Hunt (Southside album title) OC: …like the record. :47
    “The album title came well after all the songs were finished. I essentially sat down and made a list of potential titles and just off the top of my head, I just sort of started writing down words or phrases that felt like the songs or felt like the record. Southside was the one that just kept standing out. I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into why that was the case. Southside just for me is a phrase that just feels like my rural and urban roots, you know, where I’m from, I kind of feel like I’m from the Southside of that place, and obviously, the word south is in the title so there’s association with being from the South. More than having a really good backstory for the title, it just felt – when I looked at it on the page – it felt like the record.”

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  • SAM HUNT HAS RELEASED THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIS LATEST SMASH, “HARD TO FORGET.”

    Country superstar Sam Hunt releases the music video for “Hard To Forget” today (March 20th). Directed by Tim Mattia, the video revolves around a cast of characters taking up residence at the lowbrow “Southside Motel.” With Hunt set among the tenants, he takes us through his day seeing everything from a card game gone sideways and a down on his luck clown to poolside partiers and a blissful little girl dancing to the light-hearted tune.

    Following Hunt’s No. 1 hit “Kinfolks,” “Hard To Forget” made its debut as the most-added song on country radio last week and is quickly making its way up the airplay charts. The new song is the latest taste of what is to come on Hunt’s upcoming April 3 album SOUTHSIDE.

    Watch the “Hard To Forget” Video HERE  |  Preorder SOUTHSIDE HERE

    In light of the ongoing news and health concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19, the recently announced SOUTHSIDE album release party scheduled for April 3 in Las Vegas has been canceled and the opening weekend of The Southside Summer Tour has shifted to June 11 in Atlanta. Charlotte, Raleigh and Bristow are rescheduled to Oct. 1, 2 and 3 respectively. All tickets purchased will be honored for the rescheduled dates. For any further ticket inquiries, fans are advised to reach out to point of purchase.

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  • SAM HUNT BASED HIS LATEST SINGLE “HARD TO FORGET” AROUND A SAMPLE OF WEBB PIERCE’S 1953 HIT, “THERE STANDS THE GLASS.”

    Sam Hunt‘s latest song, “Hard to Forget,” is most definitely hard to forget the very first time you hear it. The Georgia superstar used a sample of Country Music Hall of Famer Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass,” in the song. Sam had been toying with the idea of putting in samples of older songs, but never found the perfect one…until pal and collaborator Luke Laird pulled out a sample of the Webb Pierce standard.

    “I’ve wanted to sample an older country song from an older era for a while, and I’ve tried a few times to make it work, and the songs just haven’t panned out or I haven’t had an idea to write with the samples that we’ve used,” says Sam. “I tried some samples from the ‘90s ‘cause that’s kind of the era of country music that I grew up on, but it never seemed to quite work. For some reason when I heard this Webb Pierce sample for the first time, it clicked, and I knew that was gonna be the song that was gonna be the one we sampled. I was in a writing session with a buddy of mine, Luke Laird, and we were in the middle of writing a song, he played this sample for me, and within a minute of hearing it, I knew, it had to be, I didn’t even have an idea for the song. It was just Webb Pierce singing and then some drums came in, and I was like, ‘I don’t know. Just give me some time to come up with an idea for this, and when we do, we’ve got to write this. It’s gotta be a single and we have to put it out next summer.’ I want to be ale to tour around this song, and all I had was this Webb Pierce sample. So, that’s how it impacted me that day.”

    Sam says the song is a key component surrounding his new album.  “It took me a little while but finally got the idea and got together with some of my really good songwriting buddies and wrote the song and it all panned out like I hoped it would, so that is one that I’m really excited about,” he says. “It’s a really important song for the record, because the record is kind of built around that song in a way.”

    Sam will release the official music video for “Hard to Forget” on Friday (March 20th) at 10am CT.

    “Hard to Forget” is from his upcoming album, Southside, which will be available April 3rd.

    Audio / Sam Hunt explains how the idea of the Webb Pierce song sample came about on his latest song, "Hard to Forget." "

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    Sam Hunt (Hard to Forget-Webb Pierce) OC: …in a way. 1:17
    “I’ve wanted to sample an older country song from an older era for a while, and I’ve tried a few times to make it work, and the songs just haven’t panned out or I haven’t had an idea to write with the samples that we’ve used. I tried some samples from the ‘90s ‘cause that’s kind of the era of country music that I grew up on, but it never seemed to quite work. For some reason when I heard this Webb Pierce sample for the first time, it clicked, and I knew that was gonna be the song that was gonna be the one we sampled. I was in a writing session with a buddy of mine, Luke Laird, and we were in the middle of writing a song, he played this sample for me, and within a minute of hearing it, I knew, it had to be, I didn’t even have an idea for the song. It was just Webb Pierce singing and then some drums came in, and I was like, ‘I don’t know. Just give me some time to come up with an idea for this, and when we do, we’ve got to write this. It’s gotta be a single and we have to put it out next summer.’ I want to be ale to tour around this song, and all I had was this Webb Pierce sample. So, that’s how it impacted me that day. And it took me a little while but finally got the idea and got together with some of my really good songwriting buddies and wrote the song and it all panned out like I hoped it would, so that is one that I’m really excited about. It’s a really important song for the record, because the record is kind of built around that song in a way.”

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  • SAM HUNT’S NEW VIDEO FOR “HARD TO FORGET” WILL PREMIERE FRIDAY MORNING.

  • SAM HUNT ANNOUNCES ALBUM RELEASE PARTY – APRIL 3RD IN LAS VEGAS.

    Sam Hunt, who celebrates the No. 1 song on country radio this week with “Kinfolks,” has set a SOUTHSIDE album release party – a full blown Hunt show with multiple surprise guests – for April 3 at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nev. Tickets to the Vegas bash go on sale next Friday, March 6 at SamHunt.com/Tour.

    Hunt’s SOUTHSIDE album features 12 songs (full track listing below), all written by the multi-Platinum-selling star including “Kinfolks,” “Sinning With You,” and the next radio single, “Hard To Forget.” “Hard To Forget,” which digs deep into the country music archives sampling the 1953 Webb Pierce hit “There Stands The Glass,” made an immediate impact on fans and critics alike with its release earlier this month. The students of country music appreciating the fresh take on the classic, and a new class of music fans expanding their repertoire.

    Pre Order SOUTHSIDE HERE | Listen to “Hard To Forget” HERE 

    In addition to the SOUTHSIDE album release party, Hunt hits the road this summer on The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with Kip Moore, Travis Denning, and ERNEST. The tour runs through over 40 markets from New York City, Miami and Atlanta to Houston, Chicago, Phoenix and more. Tickets on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

    SOUTHSIDE Track Listing:

    1. 2016 (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Thompson)
    2. Hard To Forget (Sam Hunt, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz)
    3. Kinfolks (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Jerry Flowers)
    4. Young Once (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Josh Osborne)
    5. Body Like A Back Road (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
    6. That Ain’t Beautiful (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally)
    7. Let It Down (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Josh Osborne, Ernest K Smith)
    8. Downtown’s Dead (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Charlie Handsome)
    9. Nothing Lasts Forever (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
    10. Sinning With You (Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Paul DiGiovanni, Emily Weisband)
    11. Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Josh Osborne, Ernest K Smith)
    12. Drinkin’ Too Much (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Stuart Hine)

    About Sam Hunt:
    Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt’s eagerly awaited album Southside comes out April 3 on MCA Nashville. The new album features 12 songs all written by Hunt including “Kinfolks”- already a No. 1 hit at country radio. “Kinfolks” follows Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo, which topped the Billboard Country Albums chart; and his three-week No. 1, 6x Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road.”

    Montevallo produced 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.” Then, Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” release shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it remained for an unprecedented 34 consecutive weeks, shattering the record for most weeks atop the 60-year-old chart. “Body Like A Back Road” was also the No. 3 most-downloaded all genre song of 2017.

    Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt has received accolades from Associated Press, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Since the Montevallo’s 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated over 7.5 billion global streams and has earned 22 million RIAA certified units. Hunt is currently in the studio finishing up a new project expected in the new year.

    For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

  • SAM HUNT’S “KINFOLKS” HITS THE TOP OF THE COUNTRY CHARTS.

    Sam Hunt scores his sixth chart-topping smash with “Kinfolks” this week. The tune, which he co-wrote with Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, hit No. 1 on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts.

    “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think about just, my people back home – even beyond my family, just buddies and people who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning,” says Sam. “I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me as I’ve moved away from my hometown, but that core group is still that core group and always will be. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make new old friends’ or whatever.”

    The smash hit follows his previous chart-toppers “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party,” “Make You Miss Me” and “Body Like a Back Road.”

    Sam is set to release his new album, Southside, April 3rd. The collection features “Kinfolks,” “Sinning With You” and “Hard to Forget,” as well as “Body Like a Back Road” and “Downtown’s Dead.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about the song, "Kinfolks."

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    Sam Hunt (Kinfolks) 1 OC: …or whatever. :27
    “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think about just, my people back home – even beyond my family, just buddies and people who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me as I’ve moved away from my hometown, but that core group is still that core group and always will be. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make new old friends’ or whatever.”

     

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