Sam Hunt’s latest single, “Break Up in a Small Town” is slowly nearly the top of the charts. As it makes its way to the No.1 slot, the Grammy-nominee is looking back on how the song came to life.
“‘Breakup in a Small Town’ is one of the last songs I wrote before we finished the record. I wrote it with Zach Crowell and Shane McAnally, and it’s a song that, sort of the title explains everything you would expect about the song,” Hunt explained. “It’s just about growing up in a small town and you break up with a guy or a girl, and you think you’re not gonna see ‘em again. You think they’re long gone, but then you realize there’s just so many streets and so many lights. You hang out with all the same people. They’re the first person you see when you leave the house, so it’s kind of hard to get away from ‘em. That’s what this whole song’s about.”
“Break Up in a Small Town” is the fourth single from his debut album, Montevallo, and the follow up to his three previous No.1’s with “Leave The Night On,” “Take Your Time” and “House Party.” The project is currently nominated for Best Country Album at the upcoming Grammy Awards.