Hardy is gearing up to release his second full-length Big Loud Records LP, The Mockingbird & The Crow, on Jan. 20.
The country rocker surprised fans with a miniature album preview available immediately, releasing three brand new songs–“Here Lies Country Music,” “The Mockingbird & The Crow,” and “Truck Bed.” The trio of new releases join current top 35 single “Wait In The Truck” featuring Lainey Wilson and the recently-dropped rock single “Jack” across all platforms.
The two-part, 17 track collection marries country and rock, mining the influences Hardy grew up listening to. The double-edged project was completely co-written by Hardy with a rolodex of top writers, including Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, Hillary Lindsey, Jessie Jo Dillon, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, and more.
“The Mockingbird & The Crow is, in my opinion, the best thing I’ve made so far,” Hardy explains. “I had a lot of time to get in the weeds making this record with some of my favorite people in Nashville, and it truly captures every part of who I am as an artist. I’m honored that I get to share it with you next year; can’t wait to hear what you think about it.”
The new project follows Hardy’s 2020 debut album A Rock, which earned a billion on-demand album streams, spent over 106 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with a top five debut, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
The Mockingbird & The Crow Track List:
1. Beer (Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps)
2. Red Feat. Morgan Wallen (Michael Hardy, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice)
3. Wait In The Truck Feat. Lainey Wilson (Michael Hardy, Renee Blair, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt) ^
4. Drink One for Me (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps)
5. I In Country (Michael Hardy, Smith Ahnquist, Nick Donley, Jake Mitchell, Hunter Phelps)
6. Screen (Michael Hardy, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt Dragstrem, Hunter Phelps)
7. Happy (Michael Hardy)
8. Here Lies Country Music (Michael Hardy, Cole Taylor, Brett Tyler, Will Weatherly)
9. The Mockingbird & The Crow (Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt, Brett Tyler) ^
10. Sold Out (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps) *
11. Jack (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey) *
12. Truck Bed (Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps) +
13. .30-06 (Michael Hardy, Cameron Montgomery, Hunter Phelps)
14. I Ain’t In The Country No More (Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey) *
15. Radio Song Feat. Jeremy McKinnon (Michael Hardy, Zach Abend, Nick Donley, Jeremy McKinnon, Cody Quistad)~
16. Kill Sh!t Till I Die(Michael Hardy, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps) *
17. The Redneck Song (Michael Hardy, Andy Albert, Nick Donley)
All songs produced by Joey Moi
All songs co-produced by Derek Wells and HARDY
* co-produced by David Garcia
^ co-produced by Jordan Schmidt
+ co-produced by Ben Johnson
~ co-produced by Andrew Wade, Jeremy McKinnon, and Cody Quistad
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