Sam Hunt Drops Acoustic Version Of ‘Hard To Forget’

As Sam Hunt’s latest single, “Hard To Forget,” nears the top spot at country radio, the superstar is sharing a…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 26, 2020


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As Sam Hunt’s latest single, “Hard To Forget,” nears the top spot at country radio, the superstar is sharing a new, acoustic version of the track with fans.

Out Friday (June 26), the acoustic rendition of “Hard To Forget” offers fans a stripped-down version of the tune, putting Hunt’s infectious vocals at the forefront.

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The fan-favorite track finds the superstar crooning over an ex. Constantly being reminded of her no matter where he goes, he admits he finds her “Hard To Forget.”

After running into her “sister at work” and her “mama at church,” the Georgia native is finding hit hard to shake her memory.

“You’ve got a cold heart and the cold-hard truth / I got a bottle of whiskey, but I’ve got no proof / That you showed up tonight in that dress just to mess with my head,” Hunt sings throughout the chorus. “So much for so long, outta sight, outta mind / Girl, you’re lookin’ so good, it’s drivin’ me outta mine / Aw, you’re breaking my heart / Baby, you’re playing hard to forget.”

“Hard To Forget” was co-written by Hunt along with Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull and Mary Jean Shurtz. The song follows Hunt’s latest chart-topper, “Kinfolks,” and is featured on his new album, Southside.

Hunt was set to embark on The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, ERNEST and a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus, however, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the tour. Hunt is embracing his time off the road to work on new music.

“I was really looking forward to touring this summer. I hate that we had to cancel everything. Big thanks to @kipmooremusic , @travisrdenning@ernest@Brandicyrus@ajrapsofficial, and everybody who planned on coming to see us,” Hunt shared on Instagram on Thursday. “We’ll be back in action in 2021 and can’t wait to get back out. In the meantime, I’m going to try to get some new music together for next year.” 

Southside is available to stream and purchase now.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.