Sam Hunt is taking over the country this summer with his 15 In A 30 Tour with Maren Morris and Chris Jansson. Besides all of Sam’s huge hits like “House Party“, “Take Your Time” and his current #1 smash “Body Like A Back Road”, Hunt has added some great cover songs to his set list. Travis Tritt’s “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive”, Outkast’s “Hey Ya” (with his tour mates), and R. Kelly’s “Ignition” are just a few of the bonus tracks he’s added to his show. The Georgia country music superstar first broke into the industry as a songwriter. Let’s countdown the Top 4 Songs written by Sam Hunt but recorded for other artists, each of these songs have been part of Sam’s live set this summer. Honorable Mention goes out to “Love Somebody” which was recorded by Reba McEntire for her latest album, but Sam hasn’t been singing it on this tour.
#4 “I MET A GIRL” (2015) William Michael Morgan
Co-written by Sam Hunt, the song went to #2 in 2016 but the traditional country sound could have been a hit twenty years ago if someone like George Strait had recorded “I Met A Girl”.
#3 “WE ARE TONIGHT” (2013) Billy Currington
The title track from Billy Currington’s fifth album and featured on Sam Hunt’s current 15 In A 30 Tour. The upbeat style and the lyrics fit Hunt’s current style and I think he would have kept this one if he could have the chance to take it back!
“2 “COP CAR” (2014) Keith Urban
Nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the Grammy Awards, “Cop Car” is a cute story song where two people fall in love in the back seat of a police car one wild night. Sam is covering it live on the tour and has recorded an acoustic version for his “Between The Pines” album.
#1 “COME OVER” (2012) Kenny Chesney
“I told you I wouldn’t call, I told you I wouldn’t care / But baby climbing the walls gets me nowhere / I don’t think that I can take this bed getting any colder / Come over, come over, come over…” This is the song that put Sam Hunt’s name on the lips of Nashville’s elite. Imagine the excitement at a superstar of Kenny Chesney’s level not only choosing to record your song but watching it hit #1 on the charts for a new songwriter.