The Song Remembers When: Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”

We take you behind the scenes and explore the making of one of our favorite tunes with The Song Remembers When…

Song: “Hard To Forget”
Songwriters: Sam Hunt, Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Audrey Grisham, Mary Jean Shurtz, Russ Hull
Album: Southside

In 2020, Sam Hunt took his song “Hard To Forget” to number one. The song samples the Webb Pierce tune “There Stands The Glass.” It was one of Sam’s co-writers who had the idea of using the song. Luke Laird was inspired to do so while listen to a classic country playlist. He had thought to himself, “What would Kanye do?”

During a session with Sam and some other writers, Luke brought the idea out and Sam loved it. Sam said he had tried to sample some ‘90s country music for songs but it just never worked out. But, this time, things were different.

“Hard To Forget” was released in the spring of 2020 and reached the top of the chart by July.

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