Sam Hunt is in a season of latest beginnings.
Weeks after the start of his child daughter, Hunt is releasing his new single, “Water Beneath the Bridge.” Hunt co-wrote “Water Beneath the Bridge” with Chris LaCorte, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne. The rollicking, up-tempo monitor is a nostalgic look again on the lighthearted day of youth.
Lyrics embrace: “That muddy river, it was rollin’. We didn’t care the place it was goin’. We had it made, we didn’t realize it. We had been younger, dumb, and so filled with it. Damaged bottles and graffiti, beer and ladies and poppin’ wheelies. Love was enjoyable and life was straightforward. Now it’s simply water underneath the bridge.”
“Water Beneath the Bridge” is the follow-up to Hunt’s latest chart-topper “23,” which he additionally wrote with LaCorte, McAnally, and Osborne. “23” is Hunt’s eighth No. 1 hit and is included on his album “Southside,” which can also be residence to No. 1 songs “Breaking Up Was Straightforward within the ’90s,” “Kinfolks,” and “Laborious To Neglect.”
2022 has been an unforgettable yr to this point for Hunt.
Earlier this month, he informed the viewers at Ryman Auditorium that he’d lately had “a child woman named Lucy Lou.”
“I feel being out right here, and within the music enterprise and being out on the street, has form of hardened my coronary heart,” Hunt stated. “My coronary heart’s positively quite a bit tougher in a whole lot of methods since I left that small city. It’s superb how that little woman melted that each one away in a single day a few weeks in the past. I’ve been stuffed with a whole lot of gratitude these previous couple of weeks. I simply wish to say up right here on the Ryman stage how grateful I’m to have been part of Nation music for the final 10 years.”
Hunt and his spouse have endured a tumultuous yr earlier than the child’s start. Fowler filed for divorce twice – citing inappropriate marital conduct and adultery — earlier within the yr. The submitting is how information of child Lucy’s impending arrival was found. The couple finally reconciled, and Fowler requested the court docket to dismiss her divorce submitting once more.
Hunt opened up in regards to the child to Nation Countdown USA earlier than her arrival, explaining he took a while off to be along with her and that he and his spouse wished to fulfill their little woman earlier than naming her.
“I haven’t talked about this, however I’ve slightly woman on the best way,” Hunt stated. “I’ve a child coming in about eight weeks. I blocked out two months on the finish of Could and early June. Actually, this yr revolves round that huge information in my life.”
He stated he’s additionally amassing recommendation from his well-known associates who’ve had youngsters, together with Russell Dickerson, whose son was born in 2020.
“I noticed Russell Dickerson a number of weeks in the past; we talked about fatherhood. I attempted to select his mind,” Hunt stated. “Over the past 4 or 5 years, I’ve had a whole lot of buddies who’ve had their first children. So, I really feel I’m prepared for it.”
A brand new child and single received’t be the one new addition to Hunt’s life this yr – he’s additionally anticipating a brand new album.
“I used to be capable of write some songs in 2020,” he defined. “I’ve bought three or 4 songs recorded. I think about over the summer season I’ll put some songs out and hopefully have the album completed later this yr.”