Breakout tunesmith and rising Country rebel HARDY is doubling up on his blistering small-town swagger, set to release a second blast of edgy, new-school anthems with the WHERE TO FIND ME EP. Arriving on Big Loud Records/Tree Vibez Music, the project drops this Friday (1/18). See the full track list below.
Slated for a huge year in 2019, HARDY is already one of the most exciting new lyricists in Country today – but is now applying that sharp song-crafting skill to his own tunes. Filled with rowdy country-boy confidence, locked-and-loaded grooves and undeniable heart, WHERE TO FIND ME matches attitude with witty authenticity over four fresh tracks, each one co-written by HARDY with fellow hitmakers like Jordan Schmidt, Morgan Wallen and Jesse Frasure.
HARDY’s WHERE TO FIND ME EP:
1. “I’LL QUIT LOVING YOU” (Michael Hardy/Hunter Phelps/Jameson Rodgers/Smith Ahnquist)
2. “WHERE TO FIND ME” (Michael Hardy/James McNair/Zach Abend)
3. “SIGNED, SOBER YOU” (Michael Hardy/Ben Burgess/Jordan Schmidt)
4. “ALL SHE LEFT WAS ME” (Michael Hardy/Morgan Wallen/Jesse Frasure)
“I’ll Quit Loving You” revives the classic Country turn of phrase with a fresh approach – a slow-burning promise to love someone until the Rocky Mountains are no longer high, and cold beer won’t quench a country boy’s thirst. With the woozy, bluesy, backwoods stomp of “Where To Find Me,” HARDY finds a place to let his freak flag fly, showcasing his gritty vocal flow and pride in being a “redneck, hick, and hippy.” “Signed, Sober You” updates the classic tear-in-your-beer weeper, matching a quiet steel guitar with engaging language to create a modern-day lonely late-night ballad. And “All She Left Was Me” rocks out as a propulsive, starting-over anthem. Upbeat and uptempo despite a down-in-the-dumps theme, HARDY puts the hammer down when the only place left to go is forward.
Produced by Joey Moi, these four new songs follow HARDY’s buzzed-about debut EP, THIS OLE BOY, which unleashed the Mississippi native’s barn-storming brand of Country to much acclaim in October of 2018.
HARDY is currently on the road with Wallen’s IF I KNOW ME TOUR, hitting 27 cities nationwide to introduce his “twangy ear worms that will have you singing along in no time” (PopCulture). The IF I KNOW ME TOUR is drawing packed crowds nationwide, with advance sell outs in major cities including Knoxville, TN; Athens, GA; Madison, WI; Springfield, IL; Atlanta, GA; Asbury Park, NJ; Lincoln, NE; Lancaster, PA; Lexington, KY; Denver, CO; and Nashville, TN.
Adding to the excitement, HARDY will join Florida Georgia Line on select dates of their 2019 CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY TOUR kicking off June 13 in Rogers, AR.