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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
Album: Thomas Rhett - Country Again Side A

ALBUM REVIEWThomas Rhett - Country Again (Side A)

By Helen M Jerome, April 27, 2021

As we wait for Side B of this two-album project, we’re more than happy to spend time with these contemplative cuts.

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PODCASTHoller Weekly Ep.04

By Holler , April 20, 2021

Kelly and Baylen discuss their favourite performances and all the surprises from the 2021 ACM Awards. Also, we delve into Carena Liptak's candid conversation with HARDY, while our roving reporter Thomas Mooney chats about being out on tour with Midland!

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ESSENTIALSRecords of The Year - People's Choice

By Holler , December 30, 2020

So, you've seen our top picks for the best records of 2020, but what do the people think?

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INTERVIEWMy Essentials: Justin Moore

By Alison Bonaguro, April 29, 2021

Calling from his home in Arkansas, Justin Moore settled into a conversation about his new record Straight Outta The Country and - after having a serious think on it - what his essentials were: the five things he could not live without.

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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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ESSENTIALSHoller's Tracks of the Year

By Holler , December 22, 2020

It's been quite a year, but thankfully the music never stopped.