‘MusicRow’ Reveals 2020 Next Big Thing Artists List

You have heard it from his own mouth, HARDY is “REDNECKER” than you. The hit songwriter has already made his mark on the Nashville music business having co-written multiple No. 1 hits for other artists, including  “Up Down” (Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line), “Simple” (FGL), and “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton). When it came time for the Mississippi native to dip his toes into his own artistry, the music that followed was radio ready and charmingly unique.

HARDY launched as an artist with two four-song EPs, THIS OLE BOY and WHERE TO FIND ME. Fans gravitated to swampy-party jams like “4X4” and “THROWBACK,” and were impressed with the tender songwriting of “SIGNED, SOBER YOU.” HARDY’s clever lyrical expertise paired with his bold presence made an appearance again in his 2019 collaborative album Hixtape, Vol. 1; which features duets with traditional favorites Tracy Lawrence and Joe Diffie, along with modern country singers Devin Dawson, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen and more.