Sam Hunt’s ‘Southside’ Debuts At No.1

Sam Hunt; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom
Sam Hunt; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom
Sam Hunt; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom

Sam Hunt’s long-awaited sophomore album, Southside, debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart, marking the superstar’s second consecutive No.1 album debut.

With sales over 45,900, Southside is the biggest country album debut of 2020 so far and also earns a spot in the Top 5 of the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart. The 12-track record includes hits such as “Body Like a Backroad”, “Drinking Too Much”, “Downtown’s Dead”, “Kinfolks”,  “Sinning with You” and Hunt’s latest single, “Hard To Forget.” Each track was co-written by the multi-platinum superstar.

Hunt will celebrate the new album with his Southside Summer Tour, which has now been pushed back to a July 10 launch date due to the COIVD-19 pandemic. Previously scheduled to kick off in late May, Hunt’s headlining run will now launch July 10 in Bangor, Maine. 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 below.

The Southside Summer Tour Schedule:
July 10 Bangor, Maine
July 11 Gilford, N.H.
July 17 Camden, N.J.
July 18 Mansfield, Mass.
July 19 Hartford, Conn.
July 24 Wantagh, N.Y.
July 25 Columbia, Md.
July 26 Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 6 Rogers, Ark.
Aug. 7 Southaven, Miss.
Aug. 8 Pelham, Ala.
Aug. 14 Holmdel, N.J.
Aug. 15 Burgettstown, Pa.
Aug. 16 Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 20 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug. 21 Fishers, Ind.
Aug. 22 Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 26 Toronto, Ont.*
Aug. 27 Darien Center, N.Y.
Aug. 28 Syracuse, N.Y.
Aug. 29 Hershey, Pa.
Sept. 3 Maryland Heights, Mo.*
Sept. 4 Milwaukee, Wisc.*
Sept. 5 Clarkston, Mich.*
Sept. 6 Mt. Pleasant, Mich.*
Sept. 10 Austin, Texas
Sept. 11 The Woodlands, Texas
Sept. 12 Dallas, Texas
Sept. 17 Wheatland, Calif.
Sept. 18 Mountain View, Calif.
Sept. 19 Irvine, Calif.
Sept. 24 Chula Vista, Calif.
Sept. 25 Phoenix, Ariz.
Sept. 26 Albuquerque, N.M.
Oct. 1 Charlotte, N.C.*
Oct. 2 Raleigh, N.C.*
Oct. 3 Bristow, Va.*
Oct. 8 West Palm Beach, Fla.*
Oct. 9 Tampa, Fla.*
Oct. 10 Alpharetta, Ga.*
* indicates rescheduled tour date
Please note the June 20 Tinley Park, Ill. tour stop is canceled.

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