Sam Hunt’s ‘Kinfolks’ Tops the Charts

This marks Hunt’s sixth chart-topping single.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 26, 2020

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Sam Hunt; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Sam Hunt returned to the top of the charts this week as his latest hit single, “Kinfolks,” reached the No.1 spot on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts.

Hunt co-wrote “Kinfolks” alongside Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne.

“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family,” Hunt previously explained. “It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.’”

This marks the superstar’s sixth chart-topping single and comes on the heels of the April 3 release of his long-awaited new album, Southside. The 12-track project also includes the smash hit “Body Like a Backroad” and other previously released tracks such as “Downtown’s Dead” and “Drinking Too Much.”

Hunt recently revealed that his next single will be “Hard To Forget,” which includes a sampling of Webb Pierce’s 1953 chart-topper “There Stands the Glass.”  According to his social media feed, Hunt filmed a music video for the song earlier this month while visiting the West Coast.

Southside, the follow-up to Hunt’s 2014 debut, Montevallo, drops April 3. Shortly after, Hunt will launch The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, ERNEST and a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus.

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