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Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, is climbing the charts with his debut single, “Rednecker,” which 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)…MORE

Morgan Wallen Scores First No. 1 Single as “Up Down” Tops the Charts

Morgan Wallen Scores First No. 1 Single as “Up Down” Tops the Charts

Sneedville, Tenn., native Morgan Wallen got his first taste of the spotlight as a 3-year-old when he sang during church services for his father’s congregation. Now the 25-year-old has a much larger congregation: country radio. Morgan’s single, “Up Down,” which features Florida Georgia Line, topped both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart. The…MORE

What is THE Definitive Country Music Summer Song of 2018?

What is THE Definitive Country Music Summer Song of 2018?

Country music is known for its feel-good summer songs, and each year our favorite artists come out swingin’ with new tunes to help you make new memories.  This year, Jack Shell‘s, pick is ‘Up Down’ by Morgan Wallen ft. Florida Georgia Line.  What song will be the definitive soundtrack to your 2018 summer?  Is it ‘Singles…MORE

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Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, is climbing the charts with his debut single, “Rednecker,” which 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” (currently No. 11) and Chris Lane’s “I Don’t Know About You” (currently No. 14).

In fact, news broke on Aug. 12 that Hardy is a co-writer on Blake Shelton’s new single, “Hell Right,” which drops on Aug. 16.

Hardy’s first cut came in 2017 when Tyler Farr released “I Should Go to Church Sometime.” While the song didn’t have much success on the charts, peaking at No. 56, Hardy told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown that it was an “incredible feeling” that gave him the confidence to continue his craft.

“My first cut was ‘I Should Go to Church Sometime’ by Tyler Farr,” says Hardy. “It ended up being a single for like a month [laughing], but it was an incredible feeling getting a song cut because that was all that I ever wanted for forever—I just wanted a cut. And your goals change, but at that moment that’s all that I wanted. I was just like, ‘I got it! I finally got one!’ It’s hard to get songs cut in Nashville. It really is, so anyway, it was really cool. I went straight to the bar to celebrate [laughing]. Me and my friends and everybody went straight to the bar. Gosh, so much has changed since then too. That was a good time.”

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Morgan Wallen Scores First No. 1 Single as “Up Down” Tops the Charts

Morgan Wallen Scores First No. 1 Single as “Up Down” Tops the Charts

Sneedville, Tenn., native Morgan Wallen got his first taste of the spotlight as a 3-year-old when he sang during church services for his father’s congregation. Now the 25-year-old has a much larger congregation: country radio. Morgan’s single, “Up Down,” which features Florida Georgia Line, topped both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart. The…Continue Reading

What is THE Definitive Country Music Summer Song of 2018?

What is THE Definitive Country Music Summer Song of 2018?

Country music is known for its feel-good summer songs, and each year our favorite artists come out swingin’ with new tunes to help you make new memories.  This year, Jack Shell‘s, pick is ‘Up Down’ by Morgan Wallen ft. Florida Georgia Line.  What song will be the definitive soundtrack to your 2018 summer?  Is it ‘Singles…Continue Reading

Morgan Wallen Talks Top 10 Hit “Up Down,” New Album, Opening for FGL, Upcoming Tour With Luke Bryan & More

Morgan Wallen Talks Top 10 Hit “Up Down,” New Album, Opening for FGL, Upcoming Tour With Luke Bryan & More

Jim Casey talks with Morgan Wallen about: his whirlwind week, including an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live growing up in the small town of Sneedville, Tenn. dreaming big as a kid getting his start singing in church shifting his interest to baseball in high school how an arm injury led him back to music getting…Continue Reading

Watch Morgan Wallen & Florida Georgia Line Kick Things Up a Notch on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” With “Up Down”

Watch Morgan Wallen & Florida Georgia Line Kick Things Up a Notch on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” With “Up Down”

Sneedville, Tenn., native Morgan Wallen got his first taste of the spotlight as a 3-year-old, singing during church services for his father’s congregation. Now the 24-year-old is entertaining crowds on late-night TV. Morgan made his late-night TV debut on April 26, teaming with Florida Georgia Line to perform his hit single, “Up Down,” which is…Continue Reading

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