Sam Hunt Hits #1

Published On September 1, 2015 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Sam Hunt grabs the Number One spot on both the Billboard and MediaBase country radio airplay charts this week with “House Party.” Since his radio debut only 63 weeks ago, Sam has racked up three straight Platinum-selling Number One hits with “Leave the Night On,” the Double-Platinum “Take Your Time,” and now, “House Party” – all off his debut album, Montevallo.

Sam says “House Party” was a fairly easy song to write.

“‘House Party’ was a song that came from an idea that I put in my phone one day, as I do with a lot of ideas. Most of them don’t pan out, but that was one that came together and was fortunate enough to write it with Zach Crowell and Jerry Flowers, and Jerry is such a great musician. He was playing a groove on either the guitar or the bass – he plays bass obviously with Keith Urban, but he’s also a great guitar player. He came up with this fun riff, and I was going through my phone and looking at those ideas and saw that little note that I had put in my phone notes and we just started talking about it and writing it. It came out pretty easy compared to how a lot of the other songs on the album that took a lot more time to dig into and write, but it’s just a fun idea and a fun concept, and I think that’s why it was so easy and fun to write.”

Sam’s next, called “Break Up In A Small Town,” won’t head to radio for a few more weeks but has already surpassed 500,000 in sales.

Sam is currently out on the Wheels Up 2015 tour with Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes. Upcoming dates include Birmingham, Ala.; Panama City Beach, Fla.; Tampa, Fla. and West Palm Beach, Fla.

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