Sam Hunt is making his way up the country charts with the third single from his Montevallo CD, “House Party.” Sam co-wrote the song, which he tells us is not a party song, despite the title.
“‘House Party’ I wrote with Jerry Flowers and Zach Crowell. I came in one day to write with Zach – Zach is one of the producers on my record – and Jerry was already playing this groove, this cool groove. And I had this little idea, the line, ‘If you’re gonna be a homebody/we’re gonna have a house party.’ We didn’t want to write a party song. We wanted to try to write it from a different angle, and that’s when the girl came into play, and the homebody thing, I guess, came in after that. I can’t remember, but we tied it in . . . with a song called ‘House Party,’ you’d expect it to be more about a big party, not as much about a relationship, so we tried to put a little bit of a unique twist on it. It’s another one of my favorite songs to play live. It’s a lot of fun.”
By the way, Jerry Flowers is Keith Urban‘s longtime bass player and was a member of Keith’s early band, The Ranch.
“House Party” is the follow-up to Sam’s two back-to-back Number One hits – “Leave the Night On” and “Take Your Time.”
He is currently on the road with Lady Antebellum on their Wheels Up 2015 Tour.