The #1 song on CISN Country’s CMT Top 20 Countdown with Paul McGuire is Body Like a Back Road from Sam Hunt. Sam has the #1 song on both CMT Top 20 Countdown and American Country Countdown this weekend.
Sam Hunt has said that he wrote the song after he got engaged to Hannah Lee Fowler, whom he married on April 15 in his home state of Georgia. Josh Osborne who wrote the song with Hunt, Shane McAnally and Zach Crowell tells Taste of Country that when Hunt brought up the idea he had for the title, his collaborators immediately recognized its potential.
Though fans didn’t know about Hunt’s engagement until January of 2017, Osborne says they began working on the song in November of 2016 during a trip to Charleston, where they were hoping to work without the distractions of being in Nashville.
“As a songwriter, when an artist comes in the door and says that title, you’re like, ‘Uh, yeah let’s write that!’ Osborne says with a laugh. A lot of the prep work for the song came in trying to find the right musical form to express the fun, loose feel they were hoping to capture, and Crowell had a track started that had just what they were looking for.
CMT Weekend and Top 20 Countdown with Paul McGuire is heard on CISN Country every Sunday 9-Noon. American Country Countdown with Kix Brook is on CISN Country Saturday morning 8-Noon.