Sam Hunt’s sophomore album “SOUTHSIDE” debuted to critical acclaim and was one of the top country albums of 2020 landing at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Named one of the Best Albums of the Year by The New York Times and US Weekly, the platinum-selling project features 12 songs all written by Hunt, including his No. 1 hits “Kinfolks,” “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ‘90s,” one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2020 “Hard To Forget,” and his three-week No. 1, eight-time platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash “Body Like A Back Road.”
“SOUTHSIDE” follows Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, triple-platinum-selling debut album “MONTEVALLO,” which also topped the Billboard Country Albums chart and produced four No. 1 singles. All ten tracks on “MONTEVALLO” are RIAA certified with six achieving platinum or multi-platinum status, including “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Break Up In A Small Town” and “Make You Miss Me.”
Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt has received accolades from Associated Press, Billboard, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Since “MONTEVALLO’s” 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated more than 10.3 billion global streams and has earned 37 million RIAA certified units.