Sam Hunt Earns Seventh Chart-Topping Single With ‘Hard To Forget’

Sam Hunt raked in his seventh No.1 single this week as his latest hit, “Hard To Forget,” reached the No.1…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 20, 2020


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Sam Hunt raked in his seventh No.1 single this week as his latest hit, “Hard To Forget,” reached the No.1 spot on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts.

The upbeat track boasts an interesting blend of traditional and modern sounds and even samples Country Music Hall of Famer Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass.” “Hard To Forget” was co-written by Hunt alongside Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull and Mary Jean Shurtz.

The superstar recently opened up about the song, comparing it to a few of his previous hits.

“‘Hard to Forget’ is a fun song that is kind of like ‘House Party’ and even ‘Leave the Night On,’ which is the first single I put out on my first record, and then I put out a song ‘Body Like A Back Road’ and then playing these songs live they go over so well in a live setting and are so fun to play live that I started to lean into that lane more on this record,” he explained. “That’s where ‘Kinfolks’ comes from, that’s where ‘Hard to Forget’ comes from. But that song ‘Hard to Forget’ kind of walks this tight rope and balances all these things in one song.”

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“Hard To Forget” is featured on Hunt’s new album, Southside, which dropped earlier this year. The song follows his latest No.1, “Kinfolks,” as well as the record-breaking hit, “Body Like A Back Road.”

Southside is available to purchase HERE.

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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.