Hardy’s New “Hixtape Vol. 1” Features 17 Guest Artists, Including Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch & More

Hardy’s New “Hixtape Vol. 1” Features 17 Guest Artists, Including Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch & More

Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, announced that his new album, Hixtape Vol. 1, features 17 guest artists, including Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins and more.

“The more we kept asking people and taking chances . . . people kept saying ‘yes’ and it just became this really cool thing,” says Hardy. “80 percent of them are my friends. The spectrum is really broad. We have everyone from Devin Dawson to Joe Diffie, and everything in between. I think there’s something for every type of country fan on the record.”

The new album will drop on Sept. 13. Hardy’s debut single, “Rednecker,” is currently No. 28 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

Before his success as a singer, Hardy earned a rep as one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, having co-penned recent No. 1 singles “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton), “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line) and “Up Down” (Morgan Wallen). Hardy also had a hand in writing FGL’s “Talk You Out of It,” Chris Lane’s “I Don’t Know About You” and Blake Shelton’s “Hell Right.”

Hixtape Vol. 1 Track List & Songwriters

  1. “Boy From the South” feat. Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch (Matt Dragstrem, Michael Hardy and Brett Tyler
  2. “He Went to Jared” feat. Morgan Wallen (Michael Hardy, Chase McGill and Morgan Wallen)
  3. “Redneck Tendencies” feat. Trace Adkins and Joe Diffie (Michael Hardy, Brian Kelley, Ernest K. Smith and Ben Stennis)
  4. “Nothin’ Out Here” feat. Thomas Rhett (Michael Hardy, Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary)
  5. “My Kinda Livin'” feat. Hunter Phelps and Jameson Rodgers (Michael Hardy, Cameron Montgomery and Hunter Phelps)
  6. “No Place Like Hometown” feat. Keith Urban and Hillary Lindsey (Michael Hardy, Mark Holman and Hillary Lindsey)
  7. “Something a Lil’ Stronger” feat. Mitchell Tenpenny and Jon Langston (Bart Butler, Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell and Brett Tyler)
  8.  “What They Make Backroads For” feat. Tracy Lawrence and Jake Owen (Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Josh Thompson)
  9. “Turn You Down” feat. Morgan Wallen and Zakk Wylde (Ben Burgess, Jacob Durrett, Michael Hardy and Morgan Wallen)
  10. “One Beer” feat. Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson (Michael Hardy, Hillary Lindsey and Jake Mitchell)

Listen to Hardy’s “He Went to Jared,” featuring Morgan Wallen.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen