HISTORIC RUN: ELVIS PRESLEY IS THE ONLY ARTIST TO SELL MORE TICKETS IN A SINGLE RUN AT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM THAN HARDY
PLAYED TO OVER 18,000 FANS THIS WEEKEND ALONE
EARNS FIRST-EVER BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATION FOR BEST ROCK ALBUM WITH the mockingbird & THE CROW
NOMINATED FOR FOUR 2023 CMA AWARDS INCLUDING SONG, SINGLE, MUSIC EVENT + MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Notching three nights of wall-to-wall sell-outs at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Big Loud Records / Big Loud Rock heavy-hitter HARDY proved an exceptional outlier and one-of-one entertainer over the weekend, performing for crowds that could only be his – ones that bring “metalheads and country fans into the same mosh pit” (Alternative Press).
Taking flight, his sets hit every note, bringing fans along for a 90-minute thrill ride of “airtight country hooks and….pure rock-fueled adrenaline” (SPIN). From backroad debut EP deep cut “4X4,” to chart-topping hits “wait in the truck” performed with opener Lainey Wilson and “ONE BEER” with pop ups from collaborators Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and his sister Madison Dennis on Saturday night, to crowd-pleasing aggro rock risers “RADIO SONG” and “KILL SH!T TILL I DIE,” to current hard-charged radio singles “TRUCK BED” (Top 25 at country) and “SOLD OUT” (Top 5 at rock), the night solidified HARDY’s reputation as “a force in the bigger and more lucrative world of country” (The New Yorker).
Making history, HARDY’s weekend of consecutive sell-outs puts him in legendary company as the artist with the second-most ticket sales in a single run at Nashville Municipal Auditorium behind the King of rock ‘n roll himself, Elvis Presley, and the artist to play the most shows in a single weekend at the venue.
Soaring to new heights, the accolades keep rolling in for HARDY, who earned his first-ever Billboard Music Awards nomination for Best Rock Album with the mockingbird & THE CROW last week. He is additionally nominated for four 2023 CMA Awards at next week’s Nov. 8 ceremony for Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year, all for double platinum, career-changing hit “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson.
Big Loud Records’ heavy-hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging his latest chapter earlier this year, 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 3.8 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 5X ACM award winner, HARDY is a three-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 13 No. 1 singles including his own double platinum No. 1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me,” and game-changing platinum duet “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson. He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and is flying nationwide now on his sold-out headline arena tour, the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour.
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