HEADLINE WALL TO WALL TOUR NOTCHES COMPLETE SELL OUTS ACROSS ALL DATES ON OPENING DAY BREAKING VENUE RECORDS
ACM SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR PROVES HIS METTLE WITH BUZZED ABOUT DEBUT OF NEW LAINEY WILSON DUET
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NASHVILLE, TENN. – Big Loud game-changer HARDY had a busy weekend. The juggernaut dropped “a career-changing song” (Country Now) on Friday with new single “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson, and today the duet is the most-added single at country radio with 57 first week stations on board.
“Thank you to country radio for supporting a song that means so much to me,” HARDY says. “I’m grateful to the fans for the response already to this song, it truly means everything. I can’t wait to hear it on the radio.”
Adding to the excitement, HARDY’s just-announced December headline Wall to Wall Tour went on-sale last Friday, immediately selling out across all dates. Because of overwhelming fan demand, the country rocker added two additional shows to the already extended tour. They also sold out immediately, setting venue records at both Charlotte’s Coyote Joe’s and Greenville, S.C.’s Blind Horse Saloon.
“Absolutely amazing, a new house record in both venues: the quickest consecutive sellouts and the only artist in both venues’ 30-year history to sell out three consecutive dates,” shares the owner of Coyote Joe’s and the Blind Horse Saloon, Alan Presley.
Buzz around HARDY doesn’t stop there, with opening weekend numbers for “wait in the truck” defying all expectations. The single claimed over 2.5 million streams in its debut weekend, debuting #1 on iTunes, Top 20 on Spotify Country, Top 25 on Apple Music Country, earning early support at SiriusXM’s The Highway, and its cinematic official music video currently trending in the Top 20 on YouTube.
Critical Acclaim For “wait in the truck”
“a chilling account of the battered woman’s avenging angel told via straightforward and haunting vocals from both singers.” – American Songwriter
“A masterpiece collaboration from two of country music’s most exciting rising stars, and a worth addition to country music’s canon of murder ballads.” – Billboard
“rich narrative made up of razor-sharp lyrics” – CMT
“a career-changing song, likely to take the artists’ already red-hot careers to a new level” – Country Now
“Chilling in its performance, ‘Truck’ is the kind of Song of the Year that throws a knife through a life-defining moment. Most SOTYs are yearning, some hopeful. ‘wait in the truck’ is plain-spoken consequence for unthinkable action; a man who had no reason to get involved steps up to make it stop.” – HITS
“Very creative. A dark and arresting story song involving domestic violence and vengeance. You’ll hang on every line of this gripping yarn. Applause to everyone involved in this awesome outing.” – MusicRow
“Soul-stirrer” – The Tennessean
On tap, “the star-in-waiting” (Times Colonist) brings his “turn of the 21st century, rock-inspired, and hard-partying appeal” (Tennessean) and heads to Colorado for a slot playing Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Festival this weekend, followed by more sold-out tour dates with Morgan Wallen on their record-breaking Dangerous Tour.
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.
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