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Sam Hunt’s Southside Hits Number One on Country Charts


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,” “Downtown’s Dead” and the record-breaking “Body Like A Back Road,” it brings the new album to over 1 Million cumulative album-equivalent units.

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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. 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).

Donna Vissman
Donna Vissman
Music fanatic. Event attendee. Prone to fits of large coffee consumption. Always looking for the perfect pair of jeans.
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