Michael Hardy
Michael Hardy

Michael Hardy, also known by his stage name Hardy, is an American country music singer and songwriter. Born on September 13, 1990, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Hardy has made a name for himself as one of the most talented and sought-after songwriters in the industry.

Early Career and Songwriting Success

Hardy’s career began as a songwriter in Nashville, where he wrote hit songs for some of country music’s biggest stars. He co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s hit single “Simple” and Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down,” which features Florida Georgia Line. He also co-wrote Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country,” which won Single of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards.

Singer-Songwriter Success

In addition to his songwriting success, Hardy has also made a name for himself as a performer. In 2018, he released his debut EP, “This Ole Boy,” which features the hit single “Rednecker.” The song became a viral hit and helped propel Hardy to the forefront of the country music scene.

In 2020, Hardy released his debut studio album, “A Rock.” The album features a mix of traditional and contemporary country sounds and showcases Hardy’s songwriting and vocal talents. The album’s lead single, “One Beer,” features guest vocals from Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson and reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Collaborations and Future Projects

Hardy has collaborated with several other country music stars throughout his career, including Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Jon Pardi. He has also co-written several songs on Wallen’s sophomore album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” which was released in January 2021.

Hardy has hinted at future projects, including a possible collaboration album with Wallen and a follow-up to “A Rock.” Fans of the rising star eagerly anticipate what he has in store for the future.


Michael Hardy has quickly become one of country music’s most promising rising stars. With his exceptional songwriting skills and undeniable talent as a performer, Hardy has made a name for himself in the industry. His collaborations with other country music stars and his solo projects continue to captivate audiences and secure his place as one of the most exciting talents in country music today.

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