NEW MUSIC: Sam Hunt – 23

Multi-Platinum-selling country pop superstar Sam Hunt has released his brand new single ‘23’. Written by Hunt with Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Chris LaCorte (who also produced the track), ‘23’ has the singer thinking back warmly on a past relationship. Using an early photo of his wife, Hannah’s, aunt and uncle when they were a young couple for his song art, Hunt further illustrates the nostalgia and fondness of days gone by. Despite moving on with new cities, jobs and life, the story goes: 

You’ll always have long blond hair

You’ll always be Memphis queen

You’ll always be my first time in New Orleans

No matter where I go, no matter what I do

I’ll never be 23 with anyone but you

You can marry who you want

Go back to Tennessee

But you’ll never be 23 with anyone but me

We’ll always have Folly beach

We’ll always have delta nights

We’ll always be in-between real love and real life

‘23’ is the first new track from Hunt since last year’s album ‘SOUTHSIDE’ featuring a string of hit singles with ‘Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s’, ‘Kinfolks’ and ‘Hard To Forget’. The album also featured mega hit ‘Body Like A Backroad’ which peaked at #9 on the ARIA Singles Chart and has since gone 7x Platinum. ‘SOUTHSIDE’ was released to critical acclaim with the album and various tracks landing on multiple “Best of” lists for 2020 including The New York TimesBest Albums and NPR’s Best Songs (‘Hard To Forget’). The album earned additional praise from American SongwriterAssociated PressBillboard¸ Entertainment WeeklyNPR, Pitchfork, Slate, The Ringer and more.

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