Have you wondered just what the heck is going on at the beginning of Sam Hunt’s “Hard To Forget?”
If you have parents that listened to country music it probably sounds eerily familiar. That’s because it was a #1 country song in 1953 – “There Stands The Glass” by Country Music Hall of Famer Webb Pierce.
While Hunt is occasionally lauded for being too pop, this is a straight-ahead tribute to one of country music’s greats. But not everyone sees it that way.
According to Rolling Stone, Pierce’s son, Webb, Jr., loves the idea of bringing his father’s music to a new audience nearly 70 years later. But his granddaughter finds the use of the song “jarring.”
Hunt’s album Southside is due later this spring. It’s been 6 years since his last album, his debut Montevallo.