It took almost 4 years, but fans of both Sam Hunt and Kenny Chesney finally got to see the two perform “Come Over” together. During the opening show of Chesney’s new “Spread The Love” tour in Auburn, Alabama, Hunt joined the singer onstage about a minute into the song, to the delight of the entire female part of the audience.
The story goes, back when Sam Hunt was writing songs for his publisher in Nashville, there were a few he really wanted to keep for his own record. One was “Cop Car,” which went on to be a hit for Keith Urban, and the other was “Come Over,” which became Kenny Chesney’s 22nd No. 1 hit of his illustrious career.
It’s pretty hard to say no to Keith and Kenny, so of course Hunt was happy to see them get cut. Fans got to hear a taste of Hunt’s versions of the song on his acoustic album Between The Pines, which featured his demos and acoustic versions of songs that proved to be hits on his debut album Montevallo.
“Come Over” was the lead track off Chesney’s 2012 album Welcome to the Fishbowl, and was also the second single and first and only No. 1 from the record. Hunt wrote the tune with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, which is pretty great company for any burgeoning writer.