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Michael Wilson Hardy was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He studied songwriting at Tennessee State University and jumped right into the country music industry with that education. 

He’s written songs for Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett and many others. 

Hardy’s talents caught the eye of producer Joey Moi, who signed him to Big Loud Records in 2018. Hardy released two back-to-back EPs: his debut, This Ole Boy, arrived the year of his record deal and his second EP, Where to Find Me, came out the following year, as did a collaborative mixtape featuring 17 major artists. Hardy tapped Rhett, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins and many others for Hixtape, Vol. 1.

In 2020, he released his debut studio album A Rock. It featured the single “One Beer”, which hit the number one spot on US Country Airplay.

  • Full name: Michael Wilson Hardy
  • Born: September 3, 1990
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Genre: Country, Rock
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BREAKINGHARDY Plays Inspiring New Song, ‘screen’, on NBC's TODAY Show

By Maxim Mower, January 19, 2023

The philosophical track, which features on the mockingbird & THE CROW, encourages listeners to lift their eyes from their phones and immerse themselves in the moment.

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BREAKINGHARDY and Lainey Wilson Perform ‘wait in the truck’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

By Maxim Mower, January 19, 2023

The dark, dramatic ballad appears on HARDY's new album, the mockingbird & THE CROW, and continues to soar up the charts.

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BREAKINGHARDY, Ernest, Parker McCollum and More Unveiled for Night in the Country Nevada 2023

By Maxim Mower, January 25, 2023

A range of high-profile artists, such as 49 Winchester, The Steel Woods and Ian Munsick, are also set to perform in July.

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BREAKINGHARDY Hints at Upcoming UK Morgan Wallen Tour

By Maxim Mower, January 24, 2023

It would mark the first time that the Dangerous star has performed in the UK.

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BREAKINGHARDY Goes on Wild, Stranger Things-Inspired Trip in Music Video for ‘the mockingbird & THE CROW’

By Maxim Mower, January 20, 2023

The song serves as the title track for HARDY's brand new album, which was released today.

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BREAKINGHARDY Reveals that Hixtape Vol. 3 is “in the works”

By Maxim Mower, January 17, 2023

The country-rock maverick also confirmed to Holler that the next instalment of the popular series would be “something completely different”.

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HARDY Makes WWE Appearance Ahead of 2023 Royal Rumble Performance

By Maxim Mower, January 3, 2023

The Mississippi country-rocker's high-octane track, ‘SOLD OUT’, was chosen as the 2023 Royal Rumble theme song.

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HARDY 2023 Concert Tour: Dates & Tickets

By Maxim Mower, November 25, 2022

The Mississippi native is currently gearing up to release his sophomore solo album, the mockingbird & THE CROW.

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BREAKINGHARDY Says Collaboration with Morgan Wallen and Ernest "Will Happen"

By Maxim Mower, December 6, 2022

Speaking to Holler, the songsmith behind ‘wait in the truck’ admitted he was surprised the trio hadn't yet released a song together.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan, HARDY and Parker McCollum Featured on Big Sky: Deadly Trails Season 3 Finale Soundtrack

By Maxim Mower, January 20, 2023

The dramatic third season closer aired on January 19 on ABC.

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By Alison Bonaguro, January 20, 2023

An artist who can tell a gripping tale, pour his heartbreak into a song and tip his ball cap to a bona fide country life, here is Holler’s list of the Best HARDY Songs.

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By Maxim Mower, January 19, 2023

HARDY joins Holler to discuss his new half-country, half-rock album 'the mockingbird & THE CROW', the future of the Hixtape series and his ventures into rock music.

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ALBUM REVIEWHARDY - the mockingbird & THE CROW

By Maxim Mower, January 16, 2023

Unfortunately, you can’t help but feel the mockingbird’s wings are clipped by its comparatively impenetrable alter ego, THE CROW.

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BREAKINGLuke Combs, Zach Bryan, HARDY and Ernest Make MusicRow's Top 10 Songwriters of 2022

By Maxim Mower, January 6, 2023

Ashley Gorley, who co-wrote tracks such as Cole Swindell's ‘She Had Me At Heads Carolina’ and Morgan Wallen's ‘You Proof’, took the No. 1 spot.

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By Carena Liptak, April 16, 2021

Multi award-nominated songwriter-turned-artist HARDY reflects both on the unforgettable year behind him, discussing his friendship with Morgan Wallen and what lays ahead.

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HARDY Announced as Headliner for Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2023

By Holler , October 11, 2022

He'll join previously announced headliners Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen at the festival from June 1st - 4th 2023 at Panama City Beach

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HARDY to Play at Florida's Welcome to Rockville 2023

By Maxim Mower, December 15, 2022

The booking consolidates the Mississippi wordsmith's foray into a more rock-based sound.

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BREAKINGCody Johnson, HARDY and More Announced for Country Thunder Florida 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 17, 2022

Country Thunder Florida takes place from 20th - 22nd October in Kissimmee, Florida. All the updates from Holler.

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HARDY Unveiled as Thursday Night Headliner for Carolina Country Music Fest 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 23, 2022

The Mississippi fire-cracker will kick-off the four-day festival alongside special guest, Tracy Lawrence.