Sam Hunt only released one song in 2017—“Body Like a Back Road”—and it turned out to be the most popular country song of the year.
According to Nielsen Music, “Body Like a Back Road” was the Top-Selling Digital Song of 2017, moving more than 1.8 million units. The tune spent a record 34 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and it outpaced its closest competitor in sales—Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know”—by almost 1 million units.
When it comes to releasing new music in 2018, Sam recently hinted that he’ll have new tunes this spring, before he joins Luke Bryan on his 15-date What Makes You Country XL Stadium Tour, which begins on May 31.
“I do have some songs that, yeah, I’m going in [the studio] February 5th through March and April, and I’m hitting it hard before we get out on the road,” says Sam. “So, I plan on having new music out a month or two before we strike out and hit the road when I may not have as much time to write.”
What Makes You Country Stadium and Ballpark Tour Dates
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
East Rutherford, N.J
Great American Ball Park
Raymond James Stadium
Los Angeles, Calif.
Mile High Stadium
St. Louis, Mo.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
BC Place Stadium
photo by Jason Simanek