Sam Hunt’s single, “Body Like a Back Road,” has notched a 20th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, breaking a tie with Leroy Van Dyke’s 1961 hit “Walk On By” for the longest chart reign by a solo artist in the chart’s history. “Body Like a Back Road” now boasts the second-longest command of the chart overall, following Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” which posted 24 weeks at No. 1 in 2012 and 2013.
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As Sam Hunt’s single, “Body Like A Backroad,” continues to inch its way closer to the Top 10 on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart this week, the song is celebrating yet another milestone. “Body Like A Back Road” has now received a Double Platinum certification by the RIAA, signifying sales of 2 million copies. But Sam isn’t just celebrating a certification for “Body Like A Back Road” this week; his debut album, Montevallo, has also earned a Triple Platinum certification by RIAA for sales of 3 million copies.
- “Body Like A Back Road” is also listed as the No. 1 most-downloaded country song of 2017 so far and is the third most-downloaded song across all genres year-to-date.
The nominees for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards have been revealed, with two country acts earning nods in the all-genre categories this year. Sam Hunt’s latest hit “Body Like A Backroad” picked up a nomination in the all-genre Choice Song: Male Artist category, while Florida Georgia Line’s single “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring the Backstreet Boys collected an all-genre Choice Collaboration nod. In the Choice Country Artist category, Hunt and FGL will also go up against Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan for the coveted trophy.
- The Teen Choice Awards will air live on FOX on August 13 at 8 PM ET.
- The full list of nominees can be seen here.
- Voting will be open through June 22 at 9:00 PM PT (12 AM ET), and fans are allowed 10 votes per category.
Sam Hunt’s relationship with his wife Hannah Lee Fowler is a good example of how persistence pays off. Before the two were engaged, Sam says he visited Hannah where she lived in Hawaii several times to work his powers of persuasion and get her back in his life. Sam tells Entertainment Tonight, “I think last summer I went out [to Hawaii] about seven times in about three months. Trying to talk to her about coming back. And the seventh trip I convinced her.”
The couple returned to Hawaii after their April wedding for some honeymooning on the Big Island, in addition to spending some quality time in Puerto Rico.
Sam Hunt will take the stage at the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) to perform his multi-week chart-topper “Body Like a Back Road.” Sam’s BBMA performance will mark his return trip to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he serenaded his then-fiancée Hannah Lee Fowler with the very same song at the ACM Awards.
· Sam joins a long list of performers that includes Florida Georgia Line, Drake, The Chainsmokers, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and more.
· The Billboard Music Awards airs live from Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8 PM ET.
While Sam Hunt is currently piecing together his sophomore studio album, he admits that his main focus right now is his fiancée, Hannah Lee Fowler. Sam tell’s CMT Hot 20 Countdown, “I am working on new music and new songs. I’ll continue to do that throughout the spring and summer. But that will be priority No. 2 behind planning a wedding and hanging with my fiancée, who will be my wife.” As for the new album, Hunt hopes to release the project one piece at a time. He says, “Instead of waiting to have a full record done to put out new music, I’d like to be able to put out new music as I continue to work on it as we go.”
The Nightly Concert lineup at Nissan Stadium during CMA Music Festival was revealed this morning (3/17) on ABC’s Good Morning America. Taking the big stage this year will be Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Chris Young.
· The 2017 CMA Music Festival will take place June 8-11 in downtown Nashville.
Sam Hunt sparked marriage rumors over the weekend when he posted pictures online of him wearing a wedding band on his left hand, but it appears that Sam hasn’t got hitched after all. CMT’s Cody Alan recently learned that Hunt hasn’t tied the knot with fiancée Hannah Lee Fowler yet, but he wears the ring because he already feels like a married man and just likes the feel of it. As for the actual wedding, that is reportedly still several weeks away.
Sam Hunt’s new single “Body Like A Back Road” has set a record with more than over 9.2 million streams per week across all platforms – the most of any other country song ever. The record-breaking song recently shot to the top of the digital sales and streaming chart and is already in the Top 15 at country radio after only four weeks.
Sam Hunt is reportedly engaged to his girlfriend Hannah Lee Fowler. Sounds Like Nashville reports that a source close to Hunt has confirmed the exciting news. Fowler is actually the subject of a very personal song that Sam just released called “Drinkin’ Too Much.” The song, which was released just after midnight on New Year’s Day (1/1), is an apology to Hannah Lee and actually mentions her by name towards the end of the song. The tune can be heard here.
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