Hardy (singer)

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Hardy
Birth nameMichael Hardy
Born (1990-09-13) September 13, 1990 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Mississippi
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2018–present
LabelsBig Loud / Tree Vibez Music

Michael Hardy (born September 13, 1990), known professionally as Hardy, is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written songs for Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton, Mackenzie Porter and Morgan Wallen, and has released his own music through Big Loud Records.

Biography[edit]

Michael Hardy was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he got a degree in songwriting. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue songwriting, and became a writing partner of the duo Florida Georgia Line.[1] Among the songs that Hardy wrote include "Up Down" by Morgan Wallen. Due to the song's success and encouragment from record producer Joey Moi, Hardy was signed to Big Loud Records in 2018.[2]

In October 2018, released an EP titled This Ole Boy, which he supported by joining Wallen's If I Know Me Tour.[3] This was followed in 2019 by the single "Rednecker",[4] and a second EP titled Where to Find Me. To support the EP, Hardy joined Florida Georgia Line on their Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour.[5]

Hardy also co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's singles "Simple" and "Talk You Out of It", Blake Shelton's singles "God's Country"[6] and "Hell Right", along with Chris Lane's single "I Don't Know About You".[7]

In September 2019, Hardy released a collaborative album titled Hixtape, Vol. 1,[7] which featured a total of 17 artists including Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Owen, Zakk Wylde, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, and Morgan Wallen.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[8]
US
Heat

[9]
US
Indie

[10]
Hixtape, Vol. 1
  • Released: September 13, 2019
  • Label: Big Loud Records/Tree Vibez Music
  • Formats: music download
35 9 34

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album Sales
2018 This Ole Boy
  • Released: October 19, 2018
  • Label: Big Loud Records/Tree Vibez Music
  • Formats: music download
2019 Where to Find Me
  • Released: January 18, 2019
  • Label: Big Loud Records/Tree Vibez Music
  • Formats: music download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[13]
US Country Airplay
[14]
2019 "Rednecker" 23 29

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2018 "This Ole Boy" (acoustic) Gerry Wenner
2019 "Rednecker" Thom Oliphant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is Hardy? 5 things you need to know". The Boot. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hardy talks going from songwriter to artist". The Boot. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hardy releases debut EP today". MusicRow. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "5 things to know about Hardy, country's newest redneck". Taste of Country. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Hardy to debut four new tracks on 'Where to Find Me' EP". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "How Hardy is turning songwriting success into an artist's career". Taste of Country. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Casey, Jim (September 12, 2019). "Hardy's New "Hixtape Vol. 1" Features 17 Guest Artists, Including Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch & More". Nash Country Daily. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. September 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. September 28, 2017.
  10. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. September 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 25, 2019). "Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: September 25, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 26, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: July 21, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  14. ^ "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 24, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Downloads: September 24, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved September 26, 2019.