HARDY flies high with "the mockingbird & THE CROW"
HARDY merges country and rock in a two-part, 17-track release. "the mockingbird & THE CROW is, in my opinion, the best thing I've made so far," HARDY said. "I had a lot of time to get in the weeds making this record with some of my favorite people in Nashville, and it truly captures every part of who I am as an artist. I'm honored that I get to share it with you next year. Can't wait to hear what you think about it."
The project was recorded between Ocean Way and Blackbird Studios in Nashville, entirely produced by Joey Moi with co-production by HARDY and Derek Wells, and co-production on select tracks by David Garcia, Jordan Schmidt, Ben Johnson, Andrew Wade, Jeremy McKinnon, and Cody Quistad.
The disc was completely co-written by HARDY with writers including Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, Hillary Lindsey, Jessie Jo Dillon, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps and Jordan Schmidt.
Last night, the Mississippi native announced a miniature album preview available immediately, releasing three brand new songs - "here lies country music," "the mockingbird & THE CROW" and "TRUCK BED."
"here lies country music" name drops genre tropes, staple hit singles and stereotypical pass times to create a fictional world where country music has played its last gig. The title track transitions the record from the mockingbird to THE CROW, balancing country and rock."TRUCK BED" is a. rock/pop-infused banger.
The trio of new releases join current Top 35 single "wait in the truck" featuring Lainey Wilson and just-dropped rock single "JACK," which will be on the upcoming release.
The track list is:
1. beer (Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps)
2. red feat. Morgan Wallen (Michael Hardy, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice)
3. wait in the truck feat. Lainey Wilson (Michael Hardy, Renee Blair, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt) ^
4. drink one for me (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps)
5. i in country (Michael Hardy, Smith Ahnquist, Nick Donley, Jake Mitchell, Hunter Phelps)
6. screen (Michael Hardy, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt Dragstrem, Hunter Phelps)
7. happy (Michael Hardy)
here lies country music (Michael Hardy, Cole Taylor, Brett Tyler, Will Weatherly)
9. the mockingbird & THE CROW (Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt, Brett Tyler) ^
SOLD OUT (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps) *
11. JACK (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey) *
12. TRUCK BED (Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps) +
13. .30-06 (Michael Hardy, Cameron Montgomery, Hunter Phelps)
I AIN'T IN THE COUNTRY NO MORE (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey) *
15. RADIO SONG feat. Jeremy McKinnon (Michael Hardy, Zach Abend, Nick Donley, Jeremy McKinnon, Cody Quistad)~
KILL SH!T TILL I DIE (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps) *
17. THE REDNECK SONG (Michael Hardy, Andy Albert, Nick Donley)
* co-produced by David Garcia
^ co-produced by Jordan Schmidt
+ co-produced by Ben Johnson
~ co-produced by Andrew Wade, Jeremy McKinnon, and Cody Quistad
More news for HARDY
- 03/06/23: HARDY extends tour into fall
- 01/20/23: HARDY, Corbin release new music
- 10/14/22: HARDY, companions were unconscious in bus accident
- 10/11/22: HARDY announces '23 tour
- 10/03/22: HARDY injured in bus accident
- 08/26/22: HARDY, Wilson team up for "wait in the truck'
- 08/22/22: HARDY goes Wall to Wall on tour
- 10/13/21: "Hixtape" song list released
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