Sam Hunt Discusses Inspiration Behind ‘Make You Miss Me’
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Sam Hunt Discusses Inspiration Behind ‘Make You Miss Me’

As his fifth single of his album, Montevallo, Sam Hunt wanted to use his song, “Make You Miss Me,” to make a bold statement for those who tend to get bored quickly in relationships.

“Make You Miss Me” holds the place of a faster-tempo ballad among Hunt’s repertoire, describing the guy’s perspective about making a girl who is uninterested in any sort of relationship desire something more than just an easy fling.

“This sentiment came out of knowing a girl who, and girls in general, that tend to have the personality to be very into something one minute and over it the next, and not really ever having been in a relationship with a guy because she was over before it could get started. This is a song about a guy who says he’s not gonna let that happen. He’s gonna be memorable. He’s gonna make her miss him,” he explained.

Separating itself from the rest of Hunt’s singles, the piano-driven hit is climbing its way to the Top 10 on the country charts. Through the song’s storytelling, Hunt also recognizes the other half of the equation in the relationship as well: the emotional standpoint for the guy.

“The attitude of the singer is a confident one, but there’s also a vulnerability there because he really likes this girl and he misses her, so his only option is to make sure that he’s not forgettable, and he figures out a way to make her miss him,” said Hunt.

Hunt is currently playing shows throughout the summer, hitting some dates along the Spread the Love Tour with Kenny Chesney. Fans can buy the song off his album, Montevallo, on iTunes now.

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Sam Hunt on Girls Who Are Heavy Into Everything

The first time I heard Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me,” I knew this girl. The one he describes about 25 seconds into the song as “heavy into everything, ready for the next thing.”

And now, Hunt is elaborating a little bit more about the kind of woman in the hit song.

“This sentiment came out of knowing a girl — and girls in general — who tend to be very into something one minute and over it the next,” Hunt said in a recent radio interview. “And not really ever having been in a relationship with a guy, because she was over before it could get started.”

So this song is from the man’s perspective, Hunt says, and how he is not going to let that happen. “He’s gonna be memorable,” he said. “He’s gonna make her miss him. It’s implied that he wants to make her miss him the way that he misses her when she’s not with him.”

Hunt wrote the tune with Josh Osborne and Old Dominion‘s Matt Ramsey. It’s the fifth single from his debut studio album, Montevallo.

The sense you get from the first listen is that this guy is not begging his ex to come back. He’s got more swagger than that. He is, after all, ain’t gonna be that easy to leave. But as Hunt explains, he’s vulnerable, too.

“The attitude of the singer is a confident one, but there’s also a vulnerability there, because he really likes this girl and he misses her,” Hunt said, “so his only option is to make sure that he’s not forgettable. And he figures out a way to make her miss him.”

10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
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10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016

Country music has no shortage of good looking country boys. Newcomers like Kane Brown are turning heads, while country’s elite — like Luke Bryan — continue to make girls go wild every night they hit the stage. These two make us melt with their music and their looks, but who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?

There’s only one way to find out who earned the 2016 top spot. Click through this gallery and enjoy 10 photos of the best looking men in country (go ahead and click through a few times, we won’t tell). Whether they’re donning high-dollar suits or simply wearing a T-shirt and jeans, these 10 men maintain their sex appeal at all times. Leather jackets really get us going, too — looking at you, Ryan! We love the music these men make, but we’re here to celebrate their hair, their eyes, those charming smiles and even a few buff bods (ahem, Sam Hunt).

You’ll find that a few gentlemen return from last year’s list, but otherwise, it’s a shakeup. We added a sexy songwriter, some newcomers and those tried-and-true hotties that we can’t get enough of year after year. Note: In addition to the obvious (their looks), this list weighs how ‘hot’ an artist’s career has been within the given year.

Happy drooling!

No. 3: Sam Hunt
Duh. Sam Hunt topped our Sexiest list last year, and he’s back to defend his title. He’s an ex-football player with a buff body that is what dreams are made of (yes, we’ve been looking). He’s tall, dark and oh-so-handsome, but the best part? He’s shy and sweet and extremely humble, which is completely unexpected. Oh, and he loves his mama!

Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” Officially Enters Top 10 At Country Radio
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Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” Officially Enters Top 10 At Country Radio

Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” earns a Top 10 position on this week’s Mediabase country radio chart.

“Make You Miss Me,” the fifth officially radio single from Sam Hunt’s double platinum “Montevallo,” is now a Top 10 hit at country radio.

The song rises one place to #10 on this week’s Mediabase country radio singles chart.

The #10 ranking is based on chart points, but “Make You Miss Me” also ranks as the Mediabase country panel’s #10 song for airplay and audience impressions.

It received ~5,140 spins (+501) and ~35.648 million impressions during the July 10-16 tracking period.

“Leave The Night On,” “Take Your Time,” and “House Party” — the first three singles from “Montevallo” — all reached #1 at country radio. Fourth single “Break Up In A Small Town” peaked at #2 on the Mediabase chart.