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. 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!
What is the difference between PRO and Essentials?
Think of the PRO Report as the novel and the Essentials Report as “Cliffs Notes”.
Utilized at by the music industry and universities around the world, the PRO Report provides a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit. These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated through charts, graphs and notation, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.
A PRO subscription includes the monthly PRO Report, the Essentials Report, the quarterly Genre and Trend Reports, access to the IMMERSION searchable database and the IMMERSION trend module.
The Essentials Report is a streamlined version of the PRO Edition developed specifically for the individual songwriter, producer and music industry professional. Key points and insightful analysis are illustrated through charts, graphs and commentary, providing you with an understanding of what made the song a hit at the compositional level.