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Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Could Be the Song of the Summer

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Sam Hunt’s brand of crossover country is paying off once again.

The Georgia crooner’s latest single, “Body Like a Back Road” was recently certified double-platinum by the RIAA and has been No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for an impressive 20 weeks. It marks the longest command for a song by a solo male in the chart’s nearly 59-year history.

The playful summer anthem, which was released to country radio on February 1, has also become the most-downloaded country song of 2017, the fastest country song in history to reach 100 million total streams (10 weeks) and is currently No. 6 on the Billboard all-genre Hot 100 chart.

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It’s worth noting that Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise” — which is the best-selling country digital single of all time — peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Hunt has the ability to surpass that mark, especially with the song still in the Top 5 position on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Though Hunt has a long way to reach the 10-times platinum “Cruise” in terms of sales, “Body Like a Back Road” is an easy shoo-in to be the biggest country song of the summer and perhaps all of 2017.

Written by Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Body Like a Back Road” is the kind of pop-infused summer country anthem that Hunt has become known for. Currently, the superstar is on a nationwide tour with special guests Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese. Upcoming dates include St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati.

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