“wait in the truck” FEAT. LAINEY WILSON IS TOP FIVE AND CLIMBING NOW AT COUNTRY RADIO
THE MOST-NOMINATED ARTIST AT THE 2023 ACM AWARDS WITH SEVEN NODS
PASSES 2.7 BILLION CAREER GLOBAL ON-DEMAND STREAMS
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NASHVILLE, TENN. – Spreading his wings and soaring to new heights, Big Loud’s genre-bending barrier breaker HARDY earns his hard rock bona fides today with his first ever rock radio #1, “JACK.”
“I can’t believe it, but ‘JACK’ is the number one song in rock ‘n roll,” HARDY shared on social media last night, celebrating the moment. “Thank you to rock radio for all the love.”
Named one of the 10 Best Songs of 2022 by TIME, “JACK” is “country-meets-hardcore chaos” (Alternative Press), “a stormy, Incubus-influenced answer to the good-natured ‘beer’” (Rolling Stone) from the country half of his chart-topping sophomore album, the mockingbird & THE CROW.
The cross-genre appeal cemented by “JACK” and its claw to the top of rock radio only compounds “HARDY’s Country-Rock Rebellion” (SPIN), a mold-shattering artistic lane all his own, recently highlighted by The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and more. “A performer like HARDY is not a throwback but an infusion of energy,” The New Yorker hails, while Rolling Stone calls it like it is: “HARDY Is a Country Singer Who Just Wants to Rock the F–k Out.”
Last week held “a career-affirming day for HARDY,” (Wide Open Country) as nominations for the 58th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced and the Philadelphia, Miss. artist-writer came out on top. The reigning ACM, AIMP, and BMI Country Songwriter of the Year earned seven nominations – the most of any artist this year – in categories including Song of the Year, Music Event of the Year, and Visual Media of the Year, all for his Top 5-and-rising Lainey Wilson collaboration, “wait in the truck,” and a nod in the newly-created category of Artist-Songwriter of the Year.
Flying nationwide now, HARDY’s headline the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour is being met with rave reviews. Of his recent two-night stay at Minneapolis’ The Fillmore, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes: “Showing he’s ready for arenas, HARDY was energetic, enthusiastic, authentic and proudly redneck. He rocked with stout aplomb, crooned country with sing-song cadence and let boisterous fans sing lyrics by themselves, including on deep cuts.”
The on-fire headline tour picks up again in arenas this fall across the South and the Midwest with duet partner Lainey Wilson as direct support and riser Dylan Marlowe opening. A can’t miss tour for fall 2023, grab tickets here to see “the architecture of his superstar aspirations” (The Tennessean) live.
Big Loud Records’ heavy-hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging a new chapter, HARDY soared to new heights with the release of the mockingbird & THE CROW, his critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album, adding to over 2.7 billion career streams. The dichotomous, 17-track effort debuted top five all genre on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and kinged seven additional Billboard charts in its first week, including Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales. The pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter), “capable of writing the big hits for radio, obstinate enough to do something completely unexpected, and savvy enough to find the throughline for it all” (Rolling Stone). A three-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, HARDY is the reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year, the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 12 #1 singles since 2018, including his own double platinum #1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and is headlining a sold-out, nationwide run now that transitions to arenas this fall on the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour.
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