NASHVILLE, TENN. (May 1, 2020) — As current single “One Beer” (feat. Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson) soars into Country radio’s Top 40, Big Loud Records loud-and-rowdy hitmaker HARDYlaunches into center stage again today with his first new music delivery of 2020, unreleased fan favorite “BOOTS,” available at all streaming platforms and digital retailers now.
Written by HARDY with David Garcia and Hillary Lindsey and produced by Joey Moi and Derek Wells, “BOOTS” is a story song, weaving rhyme-schemes effortlessly and running through a bad choice, breakup night with ease the morning after. Marking the start of a new era of HARDY signatures, “BOOTS” is soaked in grunge production and simmering with backwoods attitude, unveiling yet another layer to his multifaceted artistry.
“I’m so glad this song is out in the world,” shares HARDY. “‘BOOTS’ is a perfect representation of who I am as an artist. It’s a country lyric but it sounds like a rock and roll song.”
Hot on the heels of a breakout year in 2019, HARDY earned his first-ever ACM Award nominations for Song of the Year (“God’s Country”) and Songwriter of the Year alongside “BOOTS” co-writer Hillary Lindsey, as well as Nashville songwriting mainstays Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Affirming his status as “one of Music Row’s most consistent hit-makers on the rise” (CMT), the 29-year-old was profiled in the March print edition of American Songwriter magazine, praised for his cuts that “embody that classic country spirit while pushing the boundaries of modern radio music,” while “he always writes from the heart and remains irrefutably connected to his roots.” HARDY will unleash his full-length debut via Big Loud Records later this year.