Sam Hunt Sets April 3 Release Date For New Album, ‘Southside’

Southside, the long-awaited new album from Sam Hunt, drops April 3. The superstar shared the news on Wednesday morning (Feb….


Lauren Jo Black

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February 5, 2020


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Southside, the long-awaited new album from Sam Hunt, drops April 3.

The superstar shared the news on Wednesday morning (Feb. 5) via social media, also revealing the album’s cover art. The unique artwork features Hunt standing in a driveway holding a dog on a leash. A red truck is parked next to him, while a garbage can is positioned on the opposite side.

Additional details about the project, including the full track list, have yet to be revealed, however, the Southside will likely include Hunt’s latest single, “Kinfolks,” and the recently released track, “Sinning With You.”

Southside is the follow-up to Hunt’s 2014 debut Montevallo, which spawned massive hits like “Leave The Night On,” “House Party” and “Take Your Time.”

The album will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, February 7.

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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.