Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” Is Cruising Toward Florida Georgia Line’s Billboard Record

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” Is Cruising Toward Florida Georgia Line’s Billboard Record

Slow and steady is winning the race for Sam Hunt.

Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” has been “doin’ 15 in a 30” for 22 straight weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, surpassing the 19-week record set by a solo artist (Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk on By” in 1962).

Now, Sam is cruising toward the all-time record, which is owned by Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.” FGL’s debut single remained at No. 1 for 24 weeks in 2012 and 2013.

“I wrote ‘Body Like a Back Road’ with my producer Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally,” said Sam to NCD. “I connect music to the emotions that come from relationships, so most of the songs that I write are inspired by those circumstances, emotions, feelings, all that kind of stuff. ‘Body Like a Back Road’ is a lighthearted song that was a lot of fun to write. It sort of swings, and hopefully it’s easy to listen to and will put a smile on some folks’ faces.”

If Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” can maintain its position for three more weeks, it will break FGL’s four-year-old record—an accomplishment that will surely put a smile on Sam’s face.

photo by Jason Simanek

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