'Body Like A Back Road'

Sam Hunt

Released in February 2017, Sam Hunt’s Body Like A Back Road was the first Country single to land in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 since the Florida Georgia Line / Nelly collaboration Cruise back in 2013. It performed exceptionally well on the Country charts as well – much to the chagrin of Country purists – hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in late February 2017 and remaining there for 16+ consecutive weeks.

Our latest report, Body Like A Back Road Deconstructed, takes a look at the songwriting and production techniques that influenced the song’s widespread success.

Some highlights include:

  • How disparate genres were effectively fused to enable the song to stand out in the Country charts and also cross-over into the Pop mainstream
  • What methods were utilized to keep the main hook fresh, engaging and memorable each time it’s featured throughout the song
  • How the writers “trimmed the fat” in this atypically short 2:40 Country/Pop song, leaving only the most infectious aspects to connect and resonate with the listener
  • And much more!

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