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Sam Hunt‘s latest song, “Hard to Forget,” features a sample of Country Music Hall of Famer Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass.”

Sam said, “I’ve wanted to sample an older country song from an older era for a while, and I’ve tried a few times to make it work, and the songs just haven’t panned out or I haven’t had an idea to write with the samples that we’ve used. I tried some samples from the ‘90s ‘cause that’s kind of the era of country music that I grew up on, but it never seemed to quite work. For some reason when I heard this Webb Pierce sample for the first time, it clicked, and I knew that was gonna be the song that was gonna be the one we sampled. I was in a writing session with a buddy of mine, Luke Laird, and we were in the middle of writing a song, he played this sample for me, and within a minute of hearing it, I knew, it had to be, I didn’t even have an idea for the song.”

Hunt adds, “It was just Webb Pierce singing and then some drums came in, and I was like, ‘I don’t know. Just give me some time to come up with an idea for this, and when we do, we’ve got to write this. It’s gotta be a single and we have to put it out next summer.’ I want to be able to tour around this song, and all I had was this Webb Pierce sample. So, that’s how it impacted me that day.”

Sam posted to Instagram, “Hard To Forget video out now. New album SOUTHSIDE out 4.3.”

Hard To Forget video out now. New album SOUTHSIDE out 4.3

2,882 Likes, 69 Comments - Sam Hunt (@samhuntmusic) on Instagram: "Hard To Forget video out now. New album SOUTHSIDE out 4.3"

Sam Hunt - Hard To Forget (Official Audio)

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