Sam Hunt News
Hunt Joins Luke Bryan and Jon Pardi for What Makes You Country Tour XL This Summer Sam Hunt released his brand new single, “Downtown’s Dead“, dropping hints on his socials all day Tuesday. Hunt’s new song, co-written by Hunt with Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally and Charlie Handsome, is now available HERE and made its world premiere with iHeart country radio. “Downtown’s Dead” is the first new single from the critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated superstar since last year’s record-breaking, 5x Platinum-selling smash, “Body Like A Back Road.” At 34 weeks, Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” set the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the six-decade history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and earned Hunt the 2017 Academy of Country Music Award for “Single Record of the Year.” Hunt will also receive the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award at the ACM Honors ceremony this summer in recognition of this unprecedented achievement. Additionally, “Body Like A Back Road” was the No. 1 most-streamed and the No. 1 most-downloaded country song of 2017, received CMT’s inaugural Song of the Year Award for 2017, and it is nominated for twoBillboard Music Awards – Top Selling Song and Top Country Song. Hunt is also nominated for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Country Artist and Top Country Male Artist at this weekend’s celebration. Fans can vote for Hunt’s Chart Achievement nomination HERE and tune in to the 2018 Billboard Music Awards live on Sunday, May 20 at 8pm ET on NBC. Hunt hits the road this month as a special guest on Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour – XL Stadium Sized along with country star Jon Pardi and opening artists Morgan Wallen (May-Aug) and Carly Pearce (Sep-Oct). Kicking off May 31 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ONT., Hunt, Bryan and Pardi will hit 13 of North America’s biggest and best sports stadiums including MetLife Stadium (NYC), Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati), Raymond James Stadium (Tampa), Heinz Field (Pittsburgh), Fenway Park (Boston), Target Field (Minneapolis), Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles), Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver), Busch Stadium (St. Louis), Wrigley Field (Chicago), BC Place Stadium (Vancouver) and Ford Field (Detroit). For more information on music, tour dates and tickets, please visit www.SamHunt.com.
Hunt Earns 10.5M in RIAA Single Certifications including Platinum for “Make You Miss Me” NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, August 30, 2016) – MCA Nashville’s Multi-Platinum-selling country star Sam Hunt continues to make history. “Make You Miss Me” lands at the top of both the Billboard and the MediaBase country airplay charts this week making it Hunt’s fourth No. 1 radio hit off of his critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated debut album, Montevallo. According to Billboard, Hunt is the first solo male, and only the fourth artist overall, to peak its Country Airplay chart four times with singles from a debut album since the chart’s January 1990 launch. “Make You Miss Me,” written by Hunt, Josh Osborne and Matthew Ramsey, is an impressive fifth single from the Double Platinum-selling Montevallo and Hunt’s fifth consecutive title to surpass 1M in single sales. It follows the Top 5 hit “Break Up in a Small Town” and Hunt’s three back-to-back No. 1 smash singles “Leave the Night On,” “House Party” and “Take Your Time.” Since Montevallo‘s 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated a whopping 2.53B streams and has earned an additional 10.5M in RIAA single certifications with the recent recognitions of “Take Your Time” going Triple Platinum; “Leave the Night On,” “Break Up in a Small Town” and “House Party” each earning Double Platinum;” “Make You Miss Me” reaching Platinum status and album track “Ex to See” hitting Gold. This summer has seen Hunt take his dynamic live show across the country including the massive Spread the Love 2016 Tour with Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert. When not on the road, Hunt has been hard at work writing and in the studio for his highly-anticipated new music expected out in the upcoming months. For more information, touring news and updates on Sam Hunt, please visit www.SamHunt.com.