Sam Hunt’s ‘Southside’ Debuts at No.1, Postpones Southside Summer Tour

This album is great!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Sam Hunt’s ‘Southside’ Debuts at No.1, Postpones Southside Summer Tour
Sam Hunt; Cover art courtesy of MCA Nashville

There’s no stopped country breakout star Sam Hunt as his sophomore album Southside has raced to the No.1 spot upon its debut. The record landed in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart following its release with sales of 45,900. Including the songs “Drinkin’ Too Much,” “Dowtown’s Dead” and “Body Like A Back Road,” the record earned one Million cumulative album equivalent units.

The confessional record was a five-year work in progress with the Georgia native reaching deep within himself to construct the final product.

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“I didn’t want to make the record too slick, and a lot of the songs felt almost like rough drafts, so I wanted the record to feel like that, too,” he told Sounds Like Nashville in our April cover story. “It was my first record in five years, and part of the reason for that might have been that I was overthinking it. … We would just start laying it down, and as soon as it got to a point when we liked it, we let it be.”

Though his record raced up the charts, Hunt will have to wait awhile longer to bring the music to fans as the June dates for his Southside Summer Tour have been postponed. Rescheduled dates include Toronto (Aug. 26), St. Louis (Sept. 3), Milwaukee (Sept. 4), Detroit (Sept. 5), Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (Sept. 6), Charlotte (Oct. 1), Raleigh (Oct. 2), Bristow, Va. (Oct. 3), West Palm Beach (Oct. 8), Tampa (Oct. 9) and Atlanta (Oct. 10). See the full tour schedule below.

Tickets purchased for the tour will be honored at the new dates. For any questions, fans can reach out to their point of purchase.

The Southside Summer Tour Schedule:
July 10 Bangor, Maine
July 11 Gilford, N.H.
July 17 Camden, N.J.
July 18 Mansfield, Mass.
July 19 Hartford, Conn.
July 24 Wantagh, N.Y.
July 25 Columbia, Md.
July 26 Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 6 Rogers, Ark.
Aug. 7 Southaven, Miss.
Aug. 8 Pelham, Ala.
Aug. 14 Holmdel, N.J.
Aug. 15 Burgettstown, Pa.
Aug. 16 Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 20 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug. 21 Fishers, Ind.
Aug. 22 Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 26 Toronto, Ont.*
Aug. 27 Darien Center, N.Y.
Aug. 28 Syracuse, N.Y.
Aug. 29 Hershey, Pa.
Sept. 3 Maryland Heights, Mo.*
Sept. 4 Milwaukee, Wisc.*
Sept. 5 Clarkston, Mich.*
Sept. 6 Mt. Pleasant, Mich.*
Sept. 10 Austin, Texas
Sept. 11 The Woodlands, Texas
Sept. 12 Dallas, Texas
Sept. 17 Wheatland, Calif.
Sept. 18 Mountain View, Calif.
Sept. 19 Irvine, Calif.
Sept. 24 Chula Vista, Calif.
Sept. 25 Phoenix, Ariz.
Sept. 26 Albuquerque, N.M.
Oct. 1 Charlotte, N.C.*
Oct. 2 Raleigh, N.C.*
Oct. 3 Bristow, Va.*
Oct. 8 West Palm Beach, Fla.*
Oct. 9 Tampa, Fla.*
Oct. 10 Alpharetta, Ga.
*indicates rescheduled tour date
Please note the June 20 Tinley Park, Ill. tour stop is canceled