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Sam Hunt’s 23 is #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, followed by ACC.
“I do think I’m country, but your definition of that word might be different from my definition. In my opinion, country music, the sound of country, has always evolved. But the one thing that has not changed is the story element. And I think country songs are truthful songs about life written by country people.”
This week's top 5 on #CountryAirplay:
1. @SamHuntMusic 23 (1st week at No. 1)
2. @codyjohnson Til You Can't
3. @ElleKingMusic & @mirandalambert Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
4. @DierksBentley @breland & @HardyMusic Beers On Me
5. @coleswindell & @laineywilson Never Say Never
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) April 5, 2022
23 is Sam Hunt’s ninth Billboard Country Airplay #1.
Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Chris LaCorte, and Josh Osborne co-wrote 23. It’s the first single from Sam’s upcoming LP.
“The things that are going to be in all my records, for as long as I’m making them, are going to go back to who I am and where I’m from and the lifestyle that I live and come from and I don’t know how I could ever get any of that close enough to pop to be considered a pop act.”
“The general concept was sorta you can’t make new old friends, so you’re never gonna be exactly who you were at that point in your life, and you experience that version of the other person as well. So, there are times in your life when you’re not gonna be able to experience that again with anybody else in the future, but you can appreciate that a little bit, once it comes and goes.”
Thank you to everyone who helped make “23” a number one song this week!! We’re celebrating in TN! pic.twitter.com/YZSVnJRt0Z
— Sam Hunt (@SamHuntMusic) April 4, 2022
“I’m torn at times about how much of my own life I want to put out there. Sometimes you hear a song or a lyric and you say, OK, this person couldn’t have made that up, that has to be really about them. The whole honesty is the best policy approach is what I end up circling back to, especially in this genre of music that has always been described as three chords and the truth.”
Sam Hunt announced he is expecting a baby girl with his estranged wife, Hannah Lee Fowler.
On February 18, 2022, Fowler filed for divorce from Hunt, then withdrew the complaint hours later and refiled in another county.
The divorce filings were the first time news of the pregnancy was reported. The child will be the first for the couple, who married in 2017.
In the divorce filing, Fowler accused Hunt of inappropriate marital conduct and being guilty of adultery.
“I haven’t talked about this, but I have a little girl on the way, in about 8 weeks. I blocked out two months at the end of May and early June. Really this year revolves around that big news in my life. I want her to be in the world before we name her. I want to be able to look at her and decide what name suits her best.”
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