First, let me start off by saying, “welcome back to country music…and the radio, Sam Hunt!” You have been missed! For nearly 5 years we have waited for a new project from Sam, and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in early 2020 when he delivers a new album!
You may have heard Sam’s brand new single, “Kinfolks” playing on Country 102.5. People are loving it! In fact, the single tied his highest Country Airplay debut, entering the chart at No. 18 with 12.9 million impressions. This equals that of his last single,”Downtown’s Dead,” but it only peaked at #15. “Kinfolks” is bound to do much better, frankly because it’s a much better song.
But let’s get to the CMT Artists of the Years Awards event that took place earlier this week. Reba McEntire was honored as the CMT Artist of a Lifetime. Sam Hunt performed live at the event, to honor Reba. There, he sang what some would consider an usual choice. Sure, it was a huge hit for Reba, but consider these lyrics Sam sang:
To buy me a dancin’ dress
And she painted my eyes and lips then I stepped into a satin
Dancin’ dress that had a split on the side clean up to my hip
It was red velvet trim and it fit me good
Standin’ back from the lookin’ glass
There stood a woman where a half gown kid had stood”