LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – In 2024, everyone’s a rockstar; Big Loud Records / Big Loud Rock’s HARDY is redefining what that means. Leaning heavily on the tongue-in-cheek signature songwriting that’s earned him a case full of awards and accolades, the genre chameleon hard launches a rocking chapter of self-referential hits today with new single “ROCKSTAR,” available now. 

Produced by diamond-certified genre pioneer Joey Moi with co-production from HARDY and Jacob Durrett, and built on a sticky, earworm hook, “ROCKSTAR” shows just how “HARDY has been paving his own way in music and seemingly setting his own rules as he goes” (Forbes).

In tandem with the drop, HARDY also releases a noisemaking official music video for the tune. Conceptualized by HARDY and executed by trusted collaborator and director Justin Clough, HARDY pays homage to iconic bands throughout history with the cheeky, three-and-a-half-minute visual. The clip shows HARDY and his touring band running through decades of impactful rock eras, morphing into genre-molding acts like The Beatles, Nirvana, AC/DC, Queen, KISS, and Limp Bizkit.

“‘ROCKSTAR’ is my ‘REDNECKER’ for rock ‘n roll. I feel like it’s the first rock song I’ve released that doesn’t take itself seriously and the music video follows suit,” HARDY says. “Some of my favorite music videos from back in the day were the ones that showed humor, so here’s my tip of the hat to that. Enjoy.”

Listen to “ROCKSTAR” here and watch its official music video here.

Bringing new music on the road this year, HARDY just announced his 2024 Quit!! tour, headlining amphitheaters and arenas across North America with support from Kip Moore, Travis Denning, Ella Langley, and Stephen Wilson Jr., and has been announced as a headliner on massive summer music festivals including Watershed, Faster Horses, Country Thunder, and more. See HARDY live here.


Big Loud Records’ heavy hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Kicking down the door on his next chapter of music now, he returns with “QUIT!!,” an autobiographical and referential spoken word track that recaps his journey to becoming “Nashville’s nü-metal king” (Los Angeles Times), and “ROCKSTAR,” his next single to rock radio. HARDY soared to new heights in 2023 with the release of critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album the mockingbird & THE CROW, adding to four billion career streams. The dichotomous, 17-track effort debuted top five all-genre on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and kinged seven additional Billboard charts in its first week, including Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales. The pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter), “capable of writing the big hits for radio, obstinate enough to do something completely unexpected, and savvy enough to find the throughline for it all” (Rolling Stone). A 5X ACM award winner and 2X CMA award winner, HARDY has also won three CMA Triple Play awards, was named the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and is a three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 14 No. 1 singles including his own 2X platinum No. 1 “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me,” game-changing 2X platinum duet “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson, and first-ever rock radio No. 1 “JACK.” He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and just announced his 15-date Quit!! tour, headlining amphitheaters and arenas across North America all summer.

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“ROCKSTAR” Single Art | Courtesy of Big Loud Records / Big Loud Rock | Download here