Sam Hunt Drops New Music Video for “Hard To Forget” [Watch]

photo: YouTube

Country music singer-songwriter Sam Hunt just released his new “Hard To Forget” music video! Check it out...

Country music star Sam Hunt‘s latest song, “Hard to Forget,” is most definitely something different and sticks in your head. Hunt used a sample of Country Music Hall of Famer Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass,” for the song. Sam had been toying with the idea of putting in samples of older songs, but never found the perfect one…until pal and collaborator Luke Laird pulled out a sample of the Webb Pierce standard.

“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,” Sam explained via UMG Nashville. “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. 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 insists that the song is a key component of his new album. “It took me a little while but finally got the idea and got together with some of my really good songwriting buddies and wrote the song and it all panned out like I hoped it would, so that is one that I’m really excited about,” he says. “It’s a really important song for the record, because the record is kind of built around that song in a way.”

“Hard to Forget” is from his upcoming album, Southside, which will be available on April 3rd.

“Hard To Forget” Official Music Video

Official Audio

“Hard To Forget” Lyrics

First stands the glass
That relieves all my pain
That will settle my brain
It’s my first one to take
First stands the glass
That-that relieves all my pain
That-that will settle my brain
It’s-it’s my first one to take
Hey

I saw your sister at work
I saw your mama at church
I’m pretty sure I saw your car at the mall
I see your face in the clouds
I smell your perfume in crowds
I swear your number’s all my phone wants to call

It’s kinda funny how I can’t seem
To get away from you
It’s almost like you don’t want me to

You’ve got a cold heart and the cold hard truth
I got a bottle of whiskey but I’ve got no proof
That you showed up tonight in that dress
Just to mess with my head
So much for so long, out of sight, out of mind
Girl you’re looking so good, it’s driving me out of mine
Aw you’re breaking my heart
Baby you’re playing hard to forget

Told me to leave all your things
Out on the porch on the swing
You’d come and grab them by the end of the week
It’s just some jeans and a shirt
But it’s a whole lot of hurt
I think I know why you’ve been dragging your feet

Ain’t it funny how I can’t seem
To get away from you
It’s almost like you don’t want me to

You’ve got a cold heart and the cold hard truth
I got a bottle of whiskey but I’ve got no proof
That you showed up tonight in that dress
Just to mess with my head
So much for so long, out of sight, out of mind
Girl you’re looking so good, it’s driving me out of mine
Aw you’re breaking my heart
Baby you’re playing hard to forget

First stands the glass
That-that relieves all my pain
That-that will settle my brain
It’s-it’s my first one to take

You’ve got a cold heart and the cold hard truth
I got a bottle of whiskey but I’ve got no proof
That you showed up tonight in that dress
Just to mess with my head
So much for so long, out of sight, out of mind
Girl you’re looking so good, it’s driving me out of mine
Aw you’re breaking my heart
Baby you’re playing hard to forget

Aw honey I’m falling apart
You’re playing hard to forget

Share “Hard To Forget” with other Sam Hunt fans!

 

View Comments (0)

Around The Web

Loading...
Loading...