Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ Hits No. 1, Goes Platinum
Sam Hunt has plenty of reasons to host a big party. The singer's recent single, "House Party," from his 2014 Montevallo album, came in at No. 1 on the charts, and was certified platinum for sales of one million copies.
“We didn’t want to write a party song. We wanted to try to write it from a different angle,” Hunt says, “and that’s when the girl came into play, and the homebody thing came in after that."
“With a song called 'House Party,' you’d expect it to be more about a big party, not as much about a relationship,” he continues, “so we tried to put a little bit of a unique twist on it.”
"House Party" is Hunt's third consecutive single to be certified platinum. As his fourth single, "Break Up In A Small Town," steadily climbs the charts, he is also thinking about what his sophomore album will sound like."
“I study what’s happening in music,” he tells Billboard. “I want to sound different than everybody else. To use a football phrase, I try to zig when other people zag.”
Hunt is currently touring with Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes, serving as the opening act on Lady A’s Wheels Up 2015 Tour. Although he is grateful for the opportunity, he admits it makes it difficult for him to create his sophomore record.
“A lot of artists write on the road, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet,” he concedes. “I kind of have my little OCD wood shed at my house where everything is just right when I go write. I haven’t figured [out how to] take that on the road yet … but I do need to get on it quick because hopefully I am going to get to put out another record before too long, and I got to start working on it.”
A list of all of Hunt's upcoming shows is available on his website.
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