Songwriter turned solo artist, HARDY has written many hit songs for artists in the industry, including Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, and Chris Lane. If you didn’t know his name then, you certainly do now! Between debuting his EP Where to Find Me, to releasing his first radio single “Rednecker,” and being named a VEVO DSCVR Artist to Watch, HARDY is proving that he is the real deal. Most recently(9/6), he released two songs, “Nothing Out Here” and “He Went to Jared” off his new project Hixtape Volume 1 set to be released on September 13th.
The new record appears to be full of collaborations with other country artists. The song art showcasing HARDY with shadowed outlines of other artists and a clear image of the singer being featured on the track only adds to that theory. This week, he released “Nothing Out Here” with Thomas Rhett and “He Went to Jared” with Morgan Wallen.
Although both songs are fun and upbeat, the first track focuses on the pride that HARDY has for his rural upbringing. The Mississippi native proudly sings about all the stereotypes put on people, who are from “the sticks.” It’s definitely an anthem for being unapologetically you and proudly representing where you come from. Rhett adds a surprising element to the already lyrical and sonically enticing tune. The two vocalists combine their sounds for a catchy new one that you will for sure add to your playlist.
“All you’re gonna find windin’ through the country / Is some middle-of-nowhere folks / Makin’ something outta nothin’ out here”
HARDY draws inspiration from his good-ole-boy roots yet again in his collaboration with Wallen, “He Went to Jared.” The two singers are best friends and spent this past year touring together on both FGL’s ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ Tour and Wallen’s own headlining tour, garnering a similar, yet supportive fanbase. Co-written together with Chase McGill, the song is a complete jam. The duo trade verses, singing about their own experiences losing their love to a clean-cut man. They make comparisons about the stark differences between themselves and the new man, adding that they “ain’t into girls into guys like that.”
“Thinkin’ about him there with a white horse and carriage / Nearly three karats, he went to Jared / I went to the bar / Yeah, I went to the bar.”
To learn more about HARDY and his blossoming music career, check out our exclusive interview with him, just before he played for New York country fans at Jones Beach back in July, alongside FGL, Dan + Shay, and Morgan Wallen.
“Nothing Out Here” and “He Went to Jared” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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