Sam Hunt released his new single, “Body Like a Back Road,” on Wednesday (February 1st), which he co-wrote with his producer Zach Crowell, as well as frequent collaborators, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally. The song goes for adds at country radio on Monday (February 6th).
“It’s a light-hearted song that was a lot of fun to write,” says Sam. “I’ve been writing a lot of songs over the past, I guess year-and-a-half, trying to conceptualize a new record and it started taking a heavy direction, and I sat down at one point and I was like okay, ‘I’m gonna lighten this up a little bit. This needs a light flare.’”
This is the second piece of music the Georgia native has put out, essentially since his 2014 album, Montevallo. He gave fans a surprise song, the autobiographical “Drinkin’ Too Much,” on New Year’s Eve.
You can catch him performing “Body Like a Back Road,” as well as many of his hits, when he returns to the road with his 15 in a 30 Tour June 1st in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s taking Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese along for the ride.
On Thursday (February 2nd), Sam will take a break from writing and recording the follow-up to Montevallo, when he performs at Club Nomadic, a traveling nightclub, in Houston prior to Super Bowl 51 (the Big Game).