Sam Hunt Announces 'Southside' Album and Summer Tour Plans

Big news, Sam Hunt fans! The singer just announced his sophomore album, Southside, will be out on [...]

Big news, Sam Hunt fans! The singer just announced his sophomore album, Southside, will be out on April 3! Hunt will also hit the road this summer on his The Southside Summer Tour 2020, which kicks off in May.

Hunt previously promised that his next record, the follow-up to his 2014 freshman Montevallo project, would be one that would likely at least spark conversation.

"I feel like it's important that we break down some walls and barriers when it comes to social groups we align ourselves with, and also the music we listen to," Hunt told Rolling Stone. "I've never wanted to not include a reference [to classic country] because the group that I belong to thinks it doesn't fit. The less we genre the music, the less we genre ourselves as people."

The Southside album will include both "Kinfolks" and "Sinning With You."

"It's a metaphor for a small town guy who was raised with traditional values, a lot of those rooted in church and faith," Hunt said of "Sinning With You." "Most of the value systems that I grew up around are rooted in religion and church.

"You start to read books and talk to people who grew up in different backgrounds, and you try to collect that knowledge and find some meaning, some truth," he continued. "It speaks to the broader pursuit of truth and understanding, in terms of how you are supposed to live your life."

Hunt will be joined on his Southside Summer by Kip Moore, Travis Denning and ERNEST, with a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus. The tour kicks off on May 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. See a complete list of dates below. Both ticket sales and pre-order information about Hunt's Southside album can be found by visiting his website.

The Southside Summer Tour Dates:

May 28 — Charlotte, North Carolina
May 29 — Raleigh, North Carolina
May 30 — Bristow, Virginia
June 11 — Atlanta, Georgia
June 12 — Tampa, Florida
June 13 — West Palm Beach, Florida
June 18 — Toronto, Ontario
June 19 — Detroit, Michigan
June 20 — Chicago, Illinois
June 25 — Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
June 26 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 27 — St. Louis, Missouri
July 10 — Bangor, Maine
July 11 — Gilford, New Hampshire
July 17 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *
July 18 — Mansfield, Massachusetts
July 19 — Hartford, Connecticut
July 24 — Wantagh, New York
July 25 — Columbia, Maryland
July 26 — Virginia Beach, Virginia
Aug. 6 – Rogers, Arkansas
Aug. 7 — Southaven, Mississippi
Aug. 8 -- Birmingham, Alabama *
Aug. 14 -- Holmdel, New Jersey
Aug. 15 -- Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Aug. 16 -- Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 20 -- Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug. 21 -- Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug. 22 -- Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 27 -- Darien Center, New York
Aug. 28 -- Syracuse, New York
Aug. 29 -- Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Sept. 10 -- Austin, Texas *
Sept. 11 -- Houston, Texas
Sept. 12 -- Dallas, Texas
Sept. 17 -- Sacramento, California
Sept. 18 -- Mountain View, California
Sept. 19 -- Irvine, California *
Sept. 24 -- San Diego, California
Sept. 25 -- Phoenix, Arizona
Sept. 26 -- Albuquerque, New Mexico

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