Hardy Scores First No. 1 Single With “One Beer” Featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson

Hardy Scores First No. 1 Single With “One Beer” Featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson

Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, scored his first No. 1 single as an artist with “One Beer,” which features Devin Dawson and Lauren Alaina. The tune ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week.

Penned by Hardy, Hillary Lindsey and Jake Mitchel, “One Beer” is the lead single from Hardy’s 2020 album, A Rock.

“I am so thankful for the writers and my label for helping me take this song all the way to number one,” says Hardy. “My first number one as an artist means so much to me and it’s a feeling I’ll never forget.”

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.”

A Rock Track Listing & Songwriters
1. “Truck” (Michael Hardy, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps)
2. “Boyfriend” (Michael Hardy, Zach Abend, Andy Albert)
3. “Give Heaven Some Hell” (Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps)
4. “Boots” (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
5. “Where Ya At” (Michael Hardy, Jessie Jo Dillon, David Garcia)
6. “Ain’t a Bad Day” (Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell, Hunter Phelps)
7. “One Beer” feat. Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson (Michael Hardy, Hillary Lindsey, Jake Mitchell)
8. “So Close” feat. Ashland Craft (Michael Hardy, Mark Holman, Hillary Lindsey)
9. “Broke Boy” (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Brett Tyler)
10. “Hate Your Hometown” (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
11. “Unapologetically Country as Hell” (Michael Hardy, Smith Ahnquist, Nick Donley, Jake Mitchell)
12. “A Rock” (Michael Hardy, Smith Ahnquist, Jake Mitchell)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell