Multi-Platinum-selling country star Sam Hunt announces his eagerly-awaited sophomore album SOUTHSIDE, releasing April 3rd on MCA Nashville. The album will feature his current Top 5-and-climbing radio hit “Kinfolks,” 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.
In addition to the April 3rd album release, Hunt plans to hit the road on The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, ERNEST and a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus. With Live Nation as the official tour promoter, The Southside Summer Tour will kick off May 28th in Charlotte and head to over 40 markets including Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego and more (full routing below). Citi is the official presale credit card for The Southside Summer Tour and as such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment® beginning Tuesday, February 11th at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, February 13th at 10pm local time. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Public on sale opens Friday, February 14th at 9am local time. For more information visit www.ticketmaster.com.
About Sam Hunt:
Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt recently introduced fans to his new song, “Kinfolks”- already Top 5 at country radio. Leaning on the sentiment of “you can’t make old friends,” Hunt exemplifies the importance of bringing a new relationship into the mix and comfortability of home. “Kinfolks” follows Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), which topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and it remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011; 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 nearly 59-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 6.85 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.
About Kip Moore:
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore’s “pulsing” (Billboard) new single “She’s Mine” is currently rising at country radio and is taken from his upcoming fourth studio album, of which more details will be revealed soon. The forthcoming project follows his ROOM TO SPARE: THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS EP which sparked his “wildly successful” (Chicago Tribune) sold-out acoustic tour and his third studio album SLOWHEART, which garnered instant praise from critics as his “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR), as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show and many more. SLOWHEART included Moore’s fourth No. One single and follows the critical acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES and his PLATINUM debut album UP ALL NIGHT that spawned three No. One hit singles. Next up, CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee Kip Moore will hit the road for another international trek, returning to his Australian fan base in 2020 for headlining arena dates in Melbourne, AU on 3/17 and Sydney, AU on 3/18. Moore will also headline Australia’s premiere Country music festival, CMC Rocks QLD 2020, taking place in Willowbank, AU 3/20-3/22. For more information, visit kipmoore.net.
About Travis Denning:
A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, singer/songwriter Travis Denning’s current Top 20 single “After A Few,” is ascending the country radio charts. The “memorable” song showcases Denning’s “future star power” (Billboard) and was co-written by Denning with Kelly Archer and Justin Weaver. The track follows his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs.” The Mercury Nashville recording artist is kicking off 2020 as support on Dustin Lynch’s “Stay Country” Tour. Denning has previously opened shows for Cole Swindell, Alan Jackson, LANCO, Riley Green and his first headlining “Heartbeat Of A Small Town Tour.” Denning has been spotlighted by Rolling Stone for his “everyman worldview that evokes his small-town, big-hearted upbringing and a sound that is a wide tent – fun, modern country with rock-guitar licks” and was selected this past year as an Opry NextStage recipient and CMA KixStart Artist, as he makes his mark within the industry. Inspired at a young age, Denning developed a love for Country, pop, rock and heavy metal and started playing local bars from the age of 16, as he built a strong following from his distinctive songs and raucous guitar solos. A prolific writer with an unquestionable stage presence, Denning moved to Nashville and secured outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Michael Ray and Chase Rice. For further information, visit travisdenning.com.
Sam Hunt (Kinfolks-writing) OC: …straightforward. :59
“‘Kinfolks’ — it was just a title that I had that I wanted to write, and I couldn’t figure out how to write it. And so, I think I was writing with my producer, who has produced all the stuff so far, Zach Crowell (as well as writers) Josh Osborne and Jerry Flowers. Jerry’s so good musically. He’ll just start playing a riff on a guitar, which is what happened with this song. He was playing a riff, and Josh and I were talking about this concept ‘Kinfolks,’ and I said, ‘How do you think we should write this?,’ and he was like, ‘What if you wrote it like I want to introduce you to my kinfolks?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s, I like that,’ and he started singing that chorus and then we kind of just started finishing each other’s sentences and those lyrics just started falling out. As we had that chorus, I just took it back home, like I usually do with those verses, and I just started mapping it out just the language and those verses and plugged in some lyrics. So, I just tweaked those verses a lot and we’d get back together and kind of mess with it a little bit. And for the most part, it came together pretty easily, because it was pretty straightforward.”