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SAM HUNT’S SOUTHSIDE ACHIEVES BEST COUNTRY ALBUM DEBUT OF 2020

#1 ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

 

PERFORMING “HARD TO FORGET” TONIGHT ON CBS’ LATE NIGHT WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

 

SOUTHSIDE SUMMER TOUR MOVES TO JULY 10 START DATE

 

High Resolution Art HERE

 

13 APRIL 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – Sam Hunt’s sophomore album SOUTHSIDE races up to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart as the best country album debut of 2020 with sales tallying over 45,900. SOUTHSIDE marks Hunt’s second consecutive debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and second consecutive Top 5 debut on Billboard’s Top 200. Including album tracks “Drinkin’ Too Much,” “Dowtown’s Dead” and the record-breaking “Body Like A Back Road,” it brings the new album to over 1 Million cumulative album equivalent units.

 

Hunt appears tonight (April 13) on CBS’ Late Night with Stephen Colbert performing his latest Top 15 hit “Hard To Forget.” Including “Hard To Forget,” the tune NPR calls a “Song of the Summer-contending singalong,” SOUTHSIDE features 12 songs, all written by the multi-Platinum-selling star.

 

The New York Times says SOUTHSIDE is “a reminder that Hunt is a Nashville provocateur who can write better songs than almost everyone he’s trying to provoke,” while Rolling Stone pegs Hunt as “an innovator who has remade country in his own image and also figured out how to reclaim its past.” Billboard notes, “his ace storytelling and ability to incorporate hip-hop influence into a more modernized form of country are still intact,” and Stereogum indicates, “Hunt’s formidable charisma and world-building ability” as the through lines of SOUTHSIDE. The album has also earned praise from American Songwriter, Associated Press,Entertainment Weekly, NPR and more.

 

Listen to SOUTHSIDE HERE

 

Hunt offers fans the stories behind the album “that will get you choked up between sing-alongs” (Billboard) with an enhanced SOUTHSIDE album playlist on Spotify. Listen HERE.

 

The Southside Summer Tour moves kickoff to July 10 in Bangor, Maine out of an abundance of caution for fans, crew and venue staff. Rescheduled dates include Toronto (Aug. 26), St. Louis (Sept. 3), Milwaukee (Sept. 4), Detroit (Sept. 5), Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (Sept. 6), Charlotte (Oct. 1), Raleigh (Oct. 2), Bristow, Va. (Oct. 3), West Palm Beach (Oct. 8), Tampa (Oct. 9) and Atlanta (Oct. 10). Full tour schedule available online HERE.

 

For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.