Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” Will Break Hot Country Songs Record

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” will top a 25th consecutive edition of the chart.

Sam Hunt [Steven Alan | Press Photo via UMG Nashville]

Billboard will not officially announce the news until Monday, but in crunching the numbers, we can confidently project that Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” will claim the #1 position on the Hot Country Songs chart.

In doing so, it will extend its reign to a record-setting 25 weeks.

“Body” is currently tied for the all-time record (24 weeks) with Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.”

A massive country hit in its own right, “Cruise” later benefited from a remix featuring Nelly. The new version opened the door to support from pop/mainstream audiences.

No remix of the sort has been issued for Sam Hunt’s song. It has crossed over to the hot adult contemporary and pop radio formats on its own.

Written by Brian Cantor

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