Sam Hunt raked in his seventh No.1 single this week as his latest hit, “Hard To Forget,” reached the No.1 spot on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts.
The upbeat track boasts an interesting blend of traditional and modern sounds and even samples Country Music Hall of Famer Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass.” “Hard To Forget” was co-written by Hunt alongside Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull and Mary Jean Shurtz.
The superstar recently opened up about the song, comparing it to a few of his previous hits.
“‘Hard to Forget’ is a fun song that is kind of like ‘House Party’ and even ‘Leave the Night On,’ which is the first single I put out on my first record, and then I put out a song ‘Body Like A Back Road’ and then playing these songs live they go over so well in a live setting and are so fun to play live that I started to lean into that lane more on this record,” he explained. “That’s where ‘Kinfolks’ comes from, that’s where ‘Hard to Forget’ comes from. But that song ‘Hard to Forget’ kind of walks this tight rope and balances all these things in one song.”
“Hard To Forget” is featured on Hunt’s new album, Southside, which dropped earlier this year. The song follows his latest No.1, “Kinfolks,” as well as the record-breaking hit, “Body Like A Back Road.”
Southside is available to purchase HERE.