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Listen To Country Favourite Sam Hunt’s New Song ‘Hard To Forget’

The single juxtaposes Hunt’s modern, hip-hop-influenced sound with Webb Pierce’s 1953 country staple ‘There Stands The Glass.’

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Sam Hunt has followed the announcement of his forthcoming second album and summer tour by releasing the new song ‘Hard To Forget.’ The country star wrote it with Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Audrey Grisham, Russ Hull and Mary Jean Shurtz.

‘Hard To Forget’ is a stark juxtaposition of country’s modern sound, in which Hunt is one of the artists taking it into hip-hop-influenced territory, and its great traditions. It opens with a sample, and has recurring references to, Webb Pierce’s 1953 staple ‘There Stands The Glass.’

The new song is the latest preview of Hunt’s sophomore album Southside, which as reported will be released on 3 April by MCA Nashville as the follow-up to his multi-platinum 2014 debut Montevallo. His fans have already been enjoying ‘Sinning With You’ and the current top five airplay smash ‘Kinfolk.’

Hunt’s Southside Summer Tour 2020 is due to start on 28 May in Charlotte, North Carolina, with dates running all the way until 26 September, when the itinerary comes to a conclusion in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The headliner will be joined on the bill by guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning and ERNEST, with a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus. The full dates on the tour are listed below.

Listen to the best of Sam Hunt on Apple Music and Spotify.

Southside Summer Tour 2020 itinerary:

May 28 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Pavilion

May 29 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

May 30 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live

June 11 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

June 12 — Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

June 13 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre

June 18 — Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage

June 19 — Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

June 20 — Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

June 25 — Mt. Pleasant, Mich. @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

June 26 — Milwaukee, Wisc. @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater

June 27 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 10 — Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

July 11 — Gilford, N.H. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

July 17 — Camden, N.J @ BB&T Pavilion

July 18 — Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center

July 19 — Hartford, Ct. @ Xfinity Theatre

July 24 — Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

July 25 — Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 26 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre at Virginia Beach

Aug. 6 – Rogers, Ark. @ The Walmart AMP

Aug. 7 — Southaven, Miss. @ BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

Aug. 8 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Aug. 14 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug. 15 — Burgettstown, Pa. @ S&T Music Park

Aug. 16 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center

Aug. 20 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center

Aug. 21 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Center

Aug. 22 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Iowa State Fairgrounds

Aug. 27 — Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Aug. 28 — Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

Aug. 29 — Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium

Sept. 10 — Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater

Sept. 11 — Houston, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sept. 12 — Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion

Sept. 17 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Toyota Amphitheatre

Sept. 18 — Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sept. 19 — Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheater

Sept. 24 — San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sept. 25 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ AK Chin Pavilion.

Sept. 26 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater

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