Sam Hunt’s sophomore album, Southside, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The 12-song set also hit No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

Southside features Sam’s recent No. 1 hit, “Kinfolks,” and new single, “Hard to Forget.”  It also includes his 2017 smash hit, “Body Like a Back Road,” and 2018 Top 20 hit, “Downtown’s Dead.” Southside follows Sam’s 2014 debut album, Montevallo, which spawned No. 1 hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more.

Sam’s new single, “Hard to Forget” was co-penned by Sam, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Ashley Gorley, as well as “There Stands the Glass” songwriters Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull and Mary Jean Shurtz.

Sam Hunt Takes First Album in Six Years, Southside, Straight to the Top


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