With the first single from his new album, HIXTAPE Vol. 1, Hardy, along with help from Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson, is tackling some pretty heavy subject matter. The kind that country music typically reserves for a deep cut these days, not a radio single. “One Beer” is about alcohol-fueled teenage pregnancy.
And of the new single, Hardy says he channeled a songwriting legend for inspiration… the great John Prine.
There’s a John Prine song, I’m a huge fan of John Prine, and it’s called “Six O’Clock News” and it’s about this kid who grew up not knowing who his dad was. And it’s basically this amazing craft of writing where the verse is all these details about this kid and his struggles through life without knowing his dad. I’ve been a fan of that song for so long that it really inspired me try and do something like that myself.”
“One Beer” is set to impact country radio on February 10th.