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Sam Hunt Earns Trophy for ACM Single Record of the Year

Sam Hunt's mega-smash "Body Like A Back Road" was named the Single Record of the Year at the 53rd ACM Awards.

Sam Hunt Earns Trophy for ACM Single Record of the Year
Sam Hunt; Publicity Photo

A celebration is in order for Sam Hunt who was just announced the winner of ACM Single Record of the Year trophy for his record-breaking smash hit “Body Like a Back Road,” written by Hunt, Shane McAnally, Zach Crowell and Josh Osborne.

The country star wasn’t able to attend the award show so presenters Nancy O’Dell and Dustin Lynch accepted the prize on his behalf.

“Body Like a Back Road” was a career-changing song for Hunt. The track spent an unprecedented 25 weeks on top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, breaking Florida Georgia Line’s previous 24-week record with “Cruise.”

The rest of the nominees in the category included Little Big Town’s “Better Man,” Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos,” Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” and Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name the Dogs.”

The 53rd Annual ACM Awards were hosted by Reba, and aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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