Tale of the Tape: Chris Stapleton vs Sam Hunt

Tale of the Tape: Chris Stapleton vs Sam Hunt

Tale of the Tape: Chris Stapleton vs Sam Hunt

Boy could this one get ugly! Today we’ve got the Male Vocalist of the Year, Chris Stapleton taking on the incredibly popular Sam Hunt! It’s “Broken Halos” vs “Body Like a Back Road”!

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We’ll start with Chris Stapleton, who, despite being the Male Vocalist of the Year, has to be considered the underdog in this one! “Broken Halos” came out in July and climbed to #13 on the Billboard Hot Country charts, and only #30 on the Country Airplay charts.  He totaled 222,000 in sales off this song, which is the lead single off of his “From a Room: Vol. 1” album.

05/21/2017 - Sam Hunt - 2017 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals - T-Mobile Arena, 3780 S Las Vegas Boulevard - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Keywords: Vertical, Red Carpet Arrival, Attending, Annual Event, Music, Awards Ceremony, Portrait, Photography, Fashion, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Person, People, Celebrity, Celebrities, Topix, Bestof, Nevada Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 - False - Photo Credit: PRN / PRPhotos.com - Contact (1-866-551-7827) - Portrait Face Count: 1

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“Body Like a Back Road” was a monster of a hit for Sam Hunt this year.  Released in February, it topped both the Billboard Hot Country and Country Airplay charts, and even climbed the Pop charts to #6! It was a blockbuster in the sales department too moving 1,723,000 which is a very big number in today’s music industry!

Looking at the numbers, I have to say that it looks like this is going to be a tough hill to climb for Stapleton, but I also know that his fans are very vocal in our audience.  I do think that Sam Hunt moves on in this matchup, but expect this one to go down to the wire, maybe being the closest match we’ve had this year!

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