Sam Hunt announces long-awaited 'Southside' album release date and tour

7 February 2020, 14:33 | Updated: 11 February 2020, 10:52

Sam Hunt announces long-awaited 'Southside' album release date and tour
Sam Hunt announces long-awaited 'Southside' album release date and tour. Picture: PA • Sam Hunt

By Rory O'Connor

Sam Hunt's long-awaited second album, 'Southside', will finally be released this April.

The country singer announced the upcoming release of his album due for release on April 3.

Sam will then go on the road to tour the album on the Southside Summer Tour 2020, which behind on May 28.

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Kip Moore, Travis Denning and Ernest will join him for the shows, which will also feature a DJ set from Brandi Cyrus.

Listen to Sam's new song 'Hard to Forget' below:

Southside is Sam's first new collection of songs since his debut 2014 album Montevallo.

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Last October, Sam released 'Kinfolks', his first radio single in over a year.

Sam Hunt's 'Southside' album will be released on April 3
Sam Hunt's 'Southside' album will be released on April 3. Picture: PA
Sam Hunt's 'Southside' album is set for release on April 3
Sam Hunt's 'Southside' album is set for release on April 3. Picture: Sam Hunt

It comes after Sam was arrested for allegedly drink-driving in Nashville last November.

The 'Drinkin' Too Much' and 'Body Like A Back Road' singer was scheduled to appear in court on January 17, but the date has now been moved to March 17.

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In January 2017 he got engaged to his girlfriend of almost a decade, Hannah Lee Fowler, and they wed in April of that year.