Country superstar Sam Hunt tops the charts with his hit single, “Body Like a Back Road.” The hot new track claimed the top spot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart this week, and remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart for a second week.
“I can’t say that I expected for it to do as well as it has done. If you listen to the first record, you can see how I fit into that song, but also it’s different. It’s not like anything from the first record, so it was cool to go out on a limb a little bit, but to have the fans of the first record get on board. So, that was cool,” says Sam. “The success that it’s had has just been awesome. It’s not that polarizing of a song, so fortunately I think it’s palatable to a lot of tastes and people have enjoyed it, hopefully. So, it’s been awesome to have a song after the first record. Your second record is always the thing that everybody’s saying, ‘Well, let’s see if he can do it again’ or whatever. They call it the ‘Sophomore Slump,’ I think. I’m just so glad that [laughs] this song has reacted right off the bat and I don’t feel like I’m behind the eight ball.”
“Body Like a Back Road” serves as the lead single from Hunt’s forthcoming album. With its release a mere 13 weeks ago, the smash hit single has already sold over 805K digital downloads and over 117 million streams.
Sam Hunt is set to highlight the chart topping single and many more as he embarks on his headlining 15 In A 30 Tour this summer.