Written by HARDY, David Garcia, and Hillary Lindsey and produced by Joey Moi with co-production by Derek Wells, HARDY, and David Garcia, “your lovable, wiseass redneck cousin who hit the big time” (Rolling Stone) has a new bag of tricks on the full-throttle electric sprint – the first true rock song he’s released.
“‘JACK’ was originally written before ‘SOLD OUT,’ so it kind of got the ball rolling,” the country superstar says. “I love the story it tells — it’s got some deep undertones about alcohol and how it can have a strong grip on people and can really bring you down. I hope people can kind of read through that lyric and understand it. It rocks, and I’m excited for the world to hear it.”
Built on distorted guitars, a crooked hook and the kind of storytelling that has American Songwriter calling him “a lyrical genius,” “JACK” broadens HARDY’s artistic spectrum, building on the momentum of March’s “SOLD OUT” and furthering his “decidedly more hard rock-centric” (Loudwire) sound.
The 2022 ACM Songwriter of the Year isn’t slowing down. Last month’s “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson sent shockwaves through the genre, earning early awards buzz for its “rich narrative made up of razor-sharp lyrics” (CMT), with HITS raving, “‘truck’ is the kind of Song of the Year that throws a knife through a life-defining moment.” The single currently sits just outside the Top 30 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts, recently highlighted with a “Makin’ Tracks” feature by the outlet.
Last week, HARDY ignited two nights’ worth of sold-out crowds at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena supporting Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous Tour, creating a country rock crossover moment with friend and HIXTAPE collaborator Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) on “BOOTS.”
This December, the three-time 2022 CMA Award nominee will embark on his record-breaking headline Wall to Wall Tour across the Southeastern United States, joined by Jackson Dean for the completely sold-out run and “Blurry” hit makers Puddle of Mudd for one night only in Columbia, S.C.
Big Loud Records’ heavy hitter HARDY broke out with critically acclaimed 2020 debut album, A ROCK, “an album that owes as much to AC/DC as George Jones” and “one of the most self-assured full-length debut albums in years” (Billboard). The project joins countrified mixtape HIXTAPE VOL. 1 and most-recent HIXTAPE VOL. 2, as well as career-launching EPs THIS OLE BOY and WHERE TO FIND ME. HARDY is the 2022 ACM Songwriter of the Year and two-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year, additionally nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2021 CMA Awards. One of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music, a two-time CMA Triple Play award recipient and a Vevo DSCVR artist, the pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a breakout in the making” (HITS). HARDY has written 12 #1 singles since 2018, including his own chart-topping, double platinum-certified single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and chart-topping Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” Serving as direct support on Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous Tour now, HARDY has also opened for Jason Aldean, FGL, Chris Lane, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and more, and will embark on his SOLD OUT headlining Wall to Wall Tour this winter.