Though Hardycouldn’t be there in person to sing his fan-favorite tune “Unapologetically Country as Hell,” his friend Morgan Wallen, along with Ernest, made sure the Texas crowd still got to hear it.
Hardy and his band were involved in a serious car accidentwhile on their bus after leaving a show last weekend in Bristol, Tennessee at the Country Thunder festival at Bristol Motor Speedway.
That day, he noted that he and two of his other team members had been released from the hospital, although they experienced “significant injuries” from the wreck.
His bus driver Ricky was still in the hospital as of this past Wednesday, so our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as he continues to heal.
And Hardy understandably canceled his shows this weekend, which included opening for Morgan at his very first stadium show in Arlington, Texas at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, that was the last stop on his extensive 2022 headlining Dangerous tour.
Written by Hardy along with Smith Ahnquist, Nick Donley and Jake Mitchell, “Unapologetically” was included on Hardy’s 2020 debut studio album A Rock.
During the show, Morgan brought Ernest back out, acknowledging why Hardy couldn’t be there and telling the crowd they really missed having their friend at such a big show:
“Well, as y’all know, Hardy was originally supposed to be here tonight, and Ern’s kind enough to fill in for him… We miss him though, you know?
We want him to be here, no doubt, he’s another one of our best friends. Since he’s not here, I figured I’d try my best Hardy impression. Y’all help me sing it, man.”