When 2023 started, HARDY had just begun building up his brand of country and hard rock via his chart-topping album the mockingbird & THE CROW. The album, presented as 1/2 country music and 1/2 hard rock music, showcased HARDY’s two musical loves and how adept he was at both (after original dreams of just being a songwriter in Nashville grew exponentially after people heard his demos and inventive songwriting). In addition to the launch of the tour, HARDY celebrated the #1 success of “wait in the truck” with duet partner and tour mate, Lainey Wilson (the reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and a superstar in her own right). The tour also features rising singer/songwriter Dylan Marlowe and opened to 11, 325 fans over two nights.
Hardy’s tour has grown from Ampitheaters and smaller theaters to Arenas over the course of 2023 as he’s had singles rise up radio charts simultaneously at country radio (“Truck Bed”) and at hard rock (“Sold Out”). He’s had over 3 billion career streams to date and HARDY’s fans like his deep album cuts as much as his hit singles, something that proves the power of full-length albums as much as anything. Over his careeer to date, HARDY has written 13 #1 singles (including his own “One Beer” and “Wait In The Truck,” Dierks Bentley’s “Beers On Me”). His tour will hit 19 total arenas This fall, all of them sold-out.
Below are a couple photos from the opening tour shows in Knoxville and Tuscaloosa.