HARDY is a half country, half-rock singer/songerwriter who grew up with the love of music through his dad.

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HARDY is a half country, half-rock singer/songerwriter who grew up with the love of music through his dad.

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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.

Lauren Watkins at TidalWave Festival 2023 by Devyn King

Lauren Watkins Shares Enchanting Cover of HARDY's ‘BOOTS’

The singer-songwriter recently released her acclaimed ‘Introducing: The Heartbreak’ EP.

Morgan Wallen & Ernest & HARDY

Ernest and HARDY Cover Morgan Wallen's ‘More Than My Hometown’ at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

The two songsmiths co-wrote the chart-topping single for Morgan's ‘Dangerous’ double-album.

HARDY and Morgan Wallen performing together.

HARDY Pays Tribute to Morgan Wallen Following End of US Tour

The two friends and collaborators have been touring together for the past five years.

Lainey Wilson at Nissan Stadium Nashville by Sarah Cahill

Lainey Wilson, HARDY and Jason Aldean to Headline Tortuga Festival 2024

Also set to take the stage at the hugely popular Floridian country extravaganza is Bailey Zimmerman, Ashley McBryde, Turnpike Troubadours and Old Dominion.


‘John Deere Green’ by HIXTAPE, Joe Diffie, HARDY & Morgan Wallen - Lyrics & Meaning

Everything you need to know about HARDY and Morgan Wallen's reimagined ‘90s country anthem.

Artist - Lainey Wilson & HARDY 2023 CMA Awards

Lainey Wilson Pays Tribute to HARDY and Discusses Their Moms’ Heartwarming Friendship

The 2023 CMA Entertainer of the Year delved into their relationship during a conversation with Audacy's Mo & StyckMan.