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Sam Hunt’s Hard To Forget is #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart followed by American Country Countdown.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) July 21, 2020
“I kept hearing all these rules: You can’t say that in country music. You can’t use that kind of beat. I became so frustrated. It may have slingshotted me, in a rebellious way, toward doing something different.”
Hard To Forget is Sam Hunt’s 7th Billboard Country Airplay #1.
It follows Kinfolks as the second straight #1 from Sam Hunt’s LP Southside.
Sam Hunt first topped the Country Airplay chart with his debut hit Leave The Night On, from his LP Montevallo, back in November 2014.
“Hard to Forget is a fun song that is kind of like House Party and even Leave The Night On.”
“The most flattering thing I hear is, ‘I didn’t think I liked country music before I heard your record.”
Hard To Forget was written by Sam, Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally.
The song contains a sample of Webb Pierce’s 1953 12 week #1 hit There Stands the Glass, writers Russ Hull, Audrey Grisham, and Mary Jean Shurtz are also credited.
“I do think I’m country, but your definition of that word might be different from my definition. In my opinion, country music, the sound of country, has always evolved. But the one thing that has not changed is the story element. And I think country songs are truthful songs about life written by country people.”
Thanks to everybody who helped make Hard to Forget #1!! Celebrating with some early morning Tennessee Stripers pic.twitter.com/qnOcEpbryl
— Sam Hunt (@SamHuntMusic) July 20, 2020
Sam wasn’t afraid to get a little crazy with the music video for Hard To Forget.
“That was shot at a really cool hotel outside of Los Angeles. It’s just this little world that exists at this little hotel where you’ve got this kind of motley crew of characters, whether they’re running from their problems or not, they’re all there just trying to do their best. And I’m inserted into that scenario, just observing and also partaking in the craziness.”
Sam Hunt with a live performance of Hard To Forget.
“I connect music to the emotions that come from relationships, so most of the songs that I write are inspired by those circumstances, emotions, feelings, all that kind of stuff.”
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