By Anthony Donatelli

Sam Hunt‘s “Body Like A Back Road” was more than just the song of the summer, it’s the song of the year!

Hunt, along with songwriters Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourse, will be honored with the first ever “Song of the Year” award at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year Special, according to

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“Body Like a Back Road” made history by setting a record for 25 consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, surpassing Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” who set the record back in 2013-14.

Hunt’s new tune also earned the titles of most-streamed and downloaded country song of 2017.

The eighth-annual special will premiere live from Nashville on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.


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