HARDY, Wilson, Gorley win ACM awards
Thursday, May 11, 2023
– HARDY, Lainey Wilson and Ashley Gorley received Academy of Country Music honors on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's awards show.
Gorley, who was awarded ACM Songwriter of the Year. He later surprised HARDY with the ACM Award for Artist-Songwriter of the Year. After the show was over, HARDY and Lainey Wilson were surprised by SiriusXM The Highway's Storme Warren with the news that they had won the award for ACM Visual Media of the Year for their music video for their hit song "wait in the truck."
Although much has been made of the two HARDY personality traits revealed via "the mockingbird & THE CROW" album – part country, part hard rock – the more one listens to this extensive, 17-track album, the less musical style actually seems to matter. This is because we get to know HARDY's writing style well while listening to it, and he leaves a distinct, unique personal fingerprint with it. Even though he worked with co-writers for most of these tracks, they're ...
Lainey Wilson was named Billboard's Top New Country Artist of 2021, ACM 2022 New Female Artist of the Year, CMT's 2022 "Breakout Artist of the Year" and scored six CMA Awards nominations, some impressive achievements for a relatively new face on the country music scene. This new album only confirms that she is a unique talent with her own sound in a genre that usually rewards conformity and sameness.
There is as much rock 'n' roll in these tunes as there is country ...
There's a special form of alchemy going on with certain country stars these days. Take some Goodwill Store fashion, electric guitar love and mix it with the simple life concerns of a down-home good 'ole boy. Grunge meets Country...Gruntry? Take Michael Wilson Hardy, for example. He's way more likely to look like he just worked on your car than just had his hair feathered. If he owns a 10-gallon hat, it's in the back of his closet with the tag still on it. ...