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Hardy featuring Thomas Rhett, “Nothin’ Out Here”

As a songwriter, Hardy has enjoyed a near-constant presence on country radio over the past two years, co-writing Number One singles like Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Simple” and Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down.” He keeps the collaborative spirit alive with his own release, Hixtape Vol. 1, whose songs make room for cameos by Joe Diffie, Zakk Wylde, Keith Urban and others. Thomas Rhett also shows up to sing the second verse of “Nothin’ Out Here,” a tribute to Flyover Country USA.