Country singer and songwriter Hardy has announced a show at the Sanctuary Events Center on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7 pm.
Hardy grew up on classic rock in Philadelphia, Miss., a town of about 7,500. So when fans hear the music on his four-song EP for the label, This Ole Boy, they’re getting the real deal. The songs are bold and proud, the voice is commanding and the lyrics are centered on farms, in the backwoods and mostly in America’s Heartland.
“I love that lifestyle, and that’s what I want to talk about,” he said. “I’m not really a love song dude. If I’m going down that road, it’s a song like ‘This Ole Boy’ where it’s a redneck-in-love kind of thing. People that are like me, or people who still live in small towns, still love that and want to hear that. That’s why I’m who I am as an artist.”
Hardy’s artistic identity is notably focused on This Ole Boy. Hardy moved to Nashville to pursue the elusive art of matching words with chords and melodies, and 2018 became a breakthrough year for him. He was one of three writers on the Morgan Wallen/Florida Georgia Line collaboration “Up Down,” a No. 1 platinum-selling country single built on Hardy’s original idea: “We live it up down here.” He snagged another hit as a co-writer of FGL’s “Simple.” He took part in Seth Ennis’ “Call Your Mama,” a lump-in-your-throat ballad that started its chart journey in Fall 2018. And he also nabbed a CMA nomination for writing “God’s Country” for Blake Shelton.
In September 2019, Hardy released Hixtape Vol. 1, a 10-song album featuring “a clever mix of redneck impulse and nostalgia.”
IF YOU GO
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. SHOW | 21+