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.
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.
The dark, dramatic ballad appears on HARDY's new album, the mockingbird & THE CROW, and continues to soar up the charts.
A range of high-profile artists, such as 49 Winchester, The Steel Woods and Ian Munsick, are also set to perform in July.
The song serves as the title track for HARDY's brand new album, which was released today.
The country-rock maverick also confirmed to Holler that the next instalment of the popular series would be “something completely different”.
The Mississippi country-rocker's high-octane track, ‘SOLD OUT’, was chosen as the 2023 Royal Rumble theme song.
Speaking to Holler, the songsmith behind ‘wait in the truck’ admitted he was surprised the trio hadn't yet released a song together.
The dramatic third season closer aired on January 19 on ABC.
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.
He'll join previously announced headliners Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen at the festival from June 1st - 4th 2023 at Panama City Beach
The booking consolidates the Mississippi wordsmith's foray into a more rock-based sound.
Country Thunder Florida takes place from 20th - 22nd October in Kissimmee, Florida. All the updates from Holler.
The Mississippi fire-cracker will kick-off the four-day festival alongside special guest, Tracy Lawrence.