In what has already become one of the hottest songs of the year, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” shot to the top of the country radio airplay charts in only 12 short weeks and this week marks its third week in a row at No. 1. Written by Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Body Like A Back Road” is the first single from Hunt’s highly-anticipated forthcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to the singer/songwriter’s Grammy-nominated, double platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo.
In the 14 weeks since Hunt’s release of “Body Like A Back Road,” the “playfully flirty love song” (Billboard) is currently the Top Streaming Country Song of 2017 and it has set and then broken 18 country streaming records including the Single Week Country Song Streaming Record topping 11.8 million weekly streams and the Single Week Country Album Streaming Record, which was repeatedly broken with this single track. The “laid back, breezy track that’s pure summer” (Rolling Stone) is the fastest country song in history to reach 100M total streams (Apr 20) as it also nears the Platinum sales mark.
Since his 2014 Montevallo release, Hunt has accumulated over 2.53 billion streams and has earned an additional 10.5 million in RIAA single certifications. Montevallo topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. The album landed on multiple “Best of” lists including the Associated Press, Billboard, Country Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice and The Washington Post. It also produced 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.”
This summer, fans can find Hunt on his 15 In A 30 Tour with special guests Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese kicking off June 1st in Cleveland, Ohio.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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